Recognition for individuals doing extraordinary things in the local community
‘The BCA listen to the citizens of this great Country and not only hear the stories, but rewards monumental efforts that would otherwise have gone relatively unnoticed’. – Duchess of York
Whether it is someone who has devoted their time to volunteering, someone who has helped the local community, someone who has cared for others, or just someone who is uplifting and makes a difference to your life – nominate them today and make a difference to their life.
These awards are open to each and every UK citizen and serve to recognise exceptional endeavour. Whether they have excelled in business, healthcare, the arts, in the community or education, get the recognition they deserve. We have two presentation ceremonies per year (January and July) which take place at the Palace of Westminster hosted by Lord Dholakia .
Welcome to our Patrons
Patron: Sarah, Duchess of York
“The pace with which we live our lives today often precludes us from appreciating the small kindnesses and gratitude that enrich our lives. The greatest kindness you can afford someone is to listen and it is with great pleasure that I have found The British Citizen Award. This organisation listens to the citizens of this great country and not only heard the stories but rewards monumental efforts that would have otherwise gone relatively unnoticed. Please join me in honouring these great British Citizens and take this opportunity to listen to those around you so that they too may receive this great honour.” – Duchess of York
Patron: Dame Mary Perkins, Specsavers, Co-founder
“I became patron of the BCAs because I wholeheartedly believe that exceptionally devoted and dedicated people, whose selfless efforts make our world a better, safer, healthier and happier place, deserve to be honoured. I’m proud to be involved in an organisation which recognises and celebrates our nation’s unsung heroes” – Dame Mary Perkins
Patron: Hilary Devey CBE, Pall-Ex Group
“The British Citizen Award helps elevate the stories of British people who are making a real, and often overlooked, contribution to society. Too often, these individuals do not get the credit that they deserve – and are too modest to seek recognition – and I am proud to play a part in celebrating them.” – Hilary Devey
All successful nominees will be invited to attend one of the presentation days at the Palace of Westminster in January or July. The presentation day offers those being recognised a unique opportunity to experience the history and atmosphere of the UK’s seat of democracy. This will be a truly memorable occasion befitting the achievements of those receiving the award. Numbers are extremely limited for this event so only those receiving BCAs and the person that nominated them will automatically receive an official invitation.
If you know someone worthy of recognition make sure you nominate them TODAY
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