The Living Wage Champion Awards celebrated individuals and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the Living Wage movement. The evening shone a spotlight on our Living Wage employers with a chance for their stories to be told and commended their achievements. It was an event full of networking, entertainment and food. There was also the opportunity to decide the winner of the 'People's Choice Award’ on the night. We have certainly enjoyed Martin Lewis who was our special host.
This event was invite-only but you can join the conversation on social media using our hashtags #LivingWageChampions and #LivingWage.
The Champion Awards 2019 winners are:
Places Champion Award
- Cambridge City Council
- Southwark Council
- Cardiff City Council
- Norwich City Council
- Heathrow Airport
- Carlisle Support Services
- City of London Corporation
- Keyzo IT
Living Wage Campaigns of the Year Award
- Newham Citizens
- TUC South West
- Greater Manchester Citizens
- Waltham Forest Citizens
- People’s Heath Trust
- Youth Music
- Trafford Housing Trust
Beyond the Living Wage
- Aspire for Intelligent Care and Support
Against All Odds Industry Award
- The Five Points Brewing Company
- Unlimited Potential
- Mother Ivey’s Bay
- City Harvest
- Radiant Cleaners
People’s Choice Award
- Luton Town FC
Lifetime Campaigner on the Living Wage
- Sister Una, Newham Citizens
Employee's Choice Award
- Release Potential
Congratulations to our Living Wage Champions who have gone above and beyond to live out the values of the Living Wage movement!
This years award categories are:
1. INDUSTRY CHAMPION AWARD
Five awards for those who have shown exceptional leadership over the last year by promoting the Living Wage in their industry and supply chain,
2. AGAINST ALL ODDS INDUSTRY AWARD
Five awards for those who have shown leadership on the Living Wage in industries with high levels of low pay, such as retail and care.
3. LIVING WAGE CAMPAIGNS OF THE YEAR AWARD
Five awards for teams and community groups that have successfully campaigned on the Living Wage and have grown the Living Wage movement.
4. PLACES CHAMPION AWARD
Three awards for Living Wage Employers who have successfully driven take-up of the real Living Wage in a particular place/area.
5. FUNDING CHAMPION AWARD
Three awards for Living Wage Employers that use their funding and grant-making processes to promote the real Living Wage in low pay sector reliant on grants, such as charities and the arts, as part of the Foundation’s Living Wage Friendly Funder scheme.
6. BEYOND THE LIVING WAGE AWARD
Three awards open to Living Wage Employers that have shown exceptional leadership in tackling in-work poverty and improving the wellbeing of their lower paid employees.
7. EMPLOYEES’ CHOICE AWARD
An award open to all employees at Living Wage Employers who can make the case for why their Living Wage Employer or Recognised Service Provider deserves to be recognised as an excellent place to work for all employees and sub-contracted staff.