Langley House Trust, Autistica and Capoeira4Refugees were among the big winners at the Charity Times Awards 2018, celebrated with a packed ceremony in London last night.
Hundreds of people gathered at the Westminster Park Plaza to see Langley House Trust crowned the Charity of the Year (income over £5m). The judges recognised the charity in particular for its well-rounded application that showcased “excellent” charity management.
Capoeira4Refugees, a charity supporting capoeira trainers in conflict zones all over the world, was named Charity of the Year (income of less than £1m) for evidencing “real impact and growth” over the past year.
Autistica took home the award for Charity of the Year (income of £1-5m) and was praised by judges for “creating a fantastic impact in such a short space of time”. They said the charity showcased strength in engaging beneficiaries in an innovative way.
Fundraising and development coach Amicky Carol Akiwumi was presented with the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award. Akiwumi is the director of Black Fundraisers UK, a trustee of the Institute of Fundraising and founder of Money4Youth.
She was recognised for her tireless efforts in helping to create a culture of change within fundraising. Nominated for becoming an active voice for diversity across the whole sector, judges said Akiwumi has not been afraid to speak up to champion for a better approach to workplace equality.
Bowel Cancer UK CEO, Deborah Alsina, was named Charity Principal of the Year after successfully leading the charity through a merger and adopting a successful and innovative approach to charity management in an increasingly digital world.
Silver Line chief executive, Sophie Andrews, was highly commended for the award thanks to her passion and dedication to providing a friendship service for older people.
Sarah Anne Sturmey topped the Rising CEO Star category after judges said she was a “huge influence” on the strength of project delivery at her charity. Fozia Irfan, CEO at Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation was highly commended.
Now in their 19th year, the awards attracted hundreds of high quality entries, which were then evaluated by an expert independent judging panel.
In addition to the charity of the year and individual categories, the awards as always set out to recognise a variety of fields of charity management, celebrating the best standards of leadership and professionalism.
The Charity Times Awards also recognise the efforts of private enterprises in supporting the sector, whether through charity partnerships or delivering excellent service.
The full list of winners and highly commended entrants is available below.
Advisory Provider of the Year
WINNER: Penningtons Manches
Boutique Investment Management
WINNER: EdenTree Investment Management
WINNER: Smith & Williamson Investment Management
Financial Management Award
WINNER: The Rochester Diocesan Society and Board of Finance
Best Use of Technology
WINNER: Chasing the Stigma with Mashbo
Fundraising Technology Award
WINNER: Encephalitis Society
Best Social Media Presence
WINNER: British Red Cross
Change Project of the Year
WINNER: The Care Workers Charity
HR Management Award
WINNER: St Mungo’s
PR Team of the Year
WINNER: Asthma UK
Campaigning Team of the Year
WINNER: Citizens Advice
Fundraising Team of the Year
WINNER: Cure Leukaemia
Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Retailer
WINNER: Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming, Jamie's Italian, Abokado and Leon
Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Financial Institution
WINNER: Barclays, Catch22 and The Prince's Trust
Corporate Community Local Involvement
WINNER: National Literacy Trust and British Land
Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year
WINNER: Trees for Cities and Bulb
Corporate National Partnership Champion
WINNER: Malaria No More UK and Fever-Tree
Cross-sector Partnership of the Year
WINNER: Good Things Foundation, Mind, Homeless Link - Reboot UK
WINNER: The Scout Association
Social Investment Initiative
WINNER: City Bridge Trust & UBS
Supporting Executive of the Year
WINNER: Jenni Wiggle, Living Streets
Rising CEO Star
WINNER: Sarah Anne Sturmey, Pure Insight
Highly commended: Fozia Irfan, Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation
Charity Principal of the Year
WINNER: Deborah Alsina, Bowel Cancer UK
Highly commended: Sophie Andrews, The Silver Line
Outstanding Individual Achievement
WINNER: Carol Akiwumi
Charity of the Year: with an income of less than £1 million
Charity of the Year: with an income of £1 million - £5 million
Highly commended: Young Women’s Trust
Charity of the Year: with an income of more than £5 million
WINNER: Langley House Trust