Congratulations to all 2017 Charity Times Awards Winners!

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A massive CharityJob congratulations to all 2017 Charity Times Awards winners!

We hope everyone enjoyed their night filled with food, drink and celebrations for your amazing success throughout the year. Everyone’s hard work and dedication has been incredible and has inspired us all to achieve higher and better together as a sector.

Here are the winners of the Charity Times Awards 2017:

Best New Charity

Sapper Support

Congratulations to all 2017 Charity Times Awards Winners!

Sapper Support is the UK’s only 24/7 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder helpline staffed solely by veterans. Before Sapper Support existed, there was no peer to peer support network in the UK. Sapper Support filled this void. Initially designed for emotional support via telephones, it quickly grew into a support network which offered face to face support and home visits.

They innovatively approach support. They also have a unique insight and empathy for those the charity helps. Particularly as staff are volunteers and receive no remuneration for their time shows great dedication, resilience and selflessness of these individuals.


Rising CEO star

Yvonne Harrison, GreaterSport

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Physical inactivity is the fourth most significant cause of disease and disability in Greater Manchester. In 2010 GreaterSport became the custodian of “Changing Lives” which aimed to have a positive impact on the every adult and child in Greater Manchester by getting one million people active. Yvonne delighted people with the heart she put into her strategy when becoming CEO of GreaterSport. The impact has been significant and exceeded the charities targets to reach one million people, positioning physical activity and sport at the heart of devolution, winning multiple awards and significantly improving the business scorecard.

While Yvonne has been in post for a relatively short amount of time, the impact she has had internally and externally has transformed the charity, how the agenda is perceived and the culture of the organisation. While Yvonne recognises the contribution she has made and the impact this has had, she believes the achievements are a team effort, and she is proud to lead the team.


International Charity


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Shivia is a UK charity founded in 2008 with operations in West Bengal, India. Shivia’s mission is to empower the less fortunate to create livelihoods, boost income and inspire permanent and positive change.

Shivia has done amazing work in India and has made a significant impact in people’s lives through their programs. The continual dedication by the small charity and the effectiveness of their model with limited resources is what drives this charities success. Their presence will inspire permanent and positive change in West Bengal.


HR Management Award


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Addaction helps people who have suffered from addiction, to change their behavior to become the very best they can be. Whether it’s their drug or alcohol use, or worries about their mental health – Addaction offers these people enough support to make lasting change in their lives. Addaction is one of the UK’s leading and largest behavior change charities and believes that effective treatment needs to be tailored to the individual.

Their HR function is simply exceptional. It is considered one of the sector’s leading HR teams as a result of its knowledge around mergers, acquisitions and TUPE. They’ve delivered award winning learning and development – particularly through bespoke online learning modules. The team helped the Director of HR become Interim CEO, one of only 5% of HR Directors to operate at this level without the need for backfilling this position for a period of 7 months.

They believe that the Addaction values and behavioral competencies (Guiding Principles) are important and they are regularly referred to during supervision, development plans, tender documents, CEO roadshows and team meetings. These are the core elements of the HR input and demonstrate the continued excellence of the teams deliver. They are a truly remarkable group of dedicated HR professionals.


These are just a few of the categories and tremendous achievements from the night. Here are more winners from the remaining categories we haven’t mentioned.

If you’d like to find out more details about all of the winners, go on the Charity Times Awards website.

More Winners

Charity of the Year: with an income of less than £1 million
The Encephalitis Society

Charity of the Year: with an income of £1 million – £5
FareShare UK

Charity of the Year: with an income of £5 million – £10 million

Charity of the Year: with an income of more than £10 million
bpas – The British Pregnancy Advisory Service

Change Project of the Year
St John’s Hospice, North Lancashire & South Lakes

Fundraising Team of the Year
Family Holiday Association

Charity Principal of the Year
Alex Ford, Pancreatic Cancer UK

Best Use of the Web
Independent Age

PR Team of the Year
Macmillan Cancer Support

Social Investment Initiative
Family Action

Community Award
St Joseph’s Hospice Charity

Excellence in Internal Communications
Alzheimer’s Society

Corporate Community Local Involvement
School Food Matters and Whole Foods Market

Corporate National Partnership Champion
NSPCC and O2

Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Retailer
British Red Cross Society and Co-op

Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Financial Institution
Marie Curie and Yorkshire Building Society

Cross-sector Partnership of the Year
Everton in the Community, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and Edge Hill University

Supporting Executive of the Year
Charlotte Augst, Richmond Group of Charities

Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year
Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services and RAW Productions

Best Use of Technology
seAp Advocacy

Investment Management
Rathbone Investment Management

Boutique Investment Management
James Hambro & Partners

Advisory Provider of the Year
Bates Wells Braithwaite

Outstanding Individual Achievement
Judith Moran, Director, Quaker Social Action (QSA)

Kristiana Varitimos

Previously a Marketing Executive at CharityJob. I love travelling, experiencing new things and learning about the ins and outs of marketing.

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