Living Wage Champion Awards 2022 Winners Announced

The Living Wage Foundation is delighted to announce the winners of the Living Wage Champion Awards 2022. The Awards recognise and celebrate Living Wage Employers and individuals that are leading the movement by promoting the real Living Wage in their industries, supply chain and areas, leading to outstanding contributions to communities and industries across the UK.  

The winners were celebrated yesterday evening at an online awards ceremony hosted by Timi Merriman-Johnson (Mr MoneyJar) and sponsored by Aviva and Everton Football Club.

Katherine Chapman, Director of the Living Wage Foundation, said: 

“Congratulations to all our Living Wage Champion award winners and all those shortlisted. There was an outstanding collection of organisations who applied this year, and we were staggered by the incredible work they’re doing to promote the Living Wage. 

“Over 10,000 employers have now signed up to the Living Wage movement, and their leadership is making a profound difference to the lives of families and communities across the UK, particularly during the cost-of-living crisis where paying a real Living Wage is more important than ever.”

Here are the 2022 winners:

Employees’ Choice Award – Component Sense
Employees’ Choice Award – Sparkles Cleaning Services
Employees’ Choice Award – McCrossan Furniture 
Industry Trailblazer Award – Ablecare Homes
Industry Trailblazer Award – Nurture Landscapes 
Industry Trailblazer Award – LUSH 
Public Sector Award – Bristol City Council 
Living Wage Places Award – Greater Manchester Combined Authority 
Living Hours Award – Edinburgh Dogs and Cats Home 
Recognised Service Provider Award – EMCOR UK (pictured below)

Recognised Service Provider Award – Corps Security London
Living Wage Week Award – Dundee Living Wage Action Group 
Living Wage Week Award – Pro-Manchester 
Living Wage Week Award – London Stadium
Third Sector Award – Colchester Food Bank
Advocate Award – Antoinette Daniel 
Advocate Award – Carol Thompson (pictured below)

Key Worker Industry Award – Ablecare Homes Bristol
Key Worker Industry Award – Belfast Cleaning Services Northern Ireland 
Campaign of the Year Award – Empoderando Familias London
Campaign of the Year Award – The Salford City Unison Care Worker Organising Committee
Lifetime Achievement Award – Neil Duffy