The People’s Honours

British Citizen Awards recognise  individuals who are pushing the boundaries of excellence in their sphere of influence. The awards are for UK citizens from all cultural backgrounds who are positively impacting the lives of communities in the UK.

Those granted a British Citizen Award benefit from the prestige and kudos associated with being recognised for their exceptional endeavour in their local community.

All Nominees being presented with a BCA will appear on the BCA Roll of Honour and receive formal recognition of their achievement with a presentation medal and certificate.




Engage your Brand and values within the community.

To speak to us about supporting the British Citizen Awards,
please contact us on:  020 3002 7764

Thank you to all our loyal sponsors

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Places for People is a leading placemaker in the UK. We believe that places work when they work for everyone. Our places are designed for the long term, with heart and soul, and sustainable value at their core. We take a commercial approach to delivering social impact – this is what makes us different.

“We are very proud to once again be supporting the British Citizen Awards which celebrates the positive impact each of the medallists is having on their communities. On behalf of Places for People, I am delighted to be part of the celebrations and would like to extend my thanks and congratulations to each and every one of the recipients for their truly inspirational contributions.”

Pat Egan, Group Executive Director for Affordable Housing at Places for People

Unity Trust Bank

Unity Trust Bank is the bank you can be proud to bank with. We help organisations to prosper and contribute to economic, community and social change. Put simply, we’re here to help create a better society.  All our funding comes from customer accounts.  We use the deposits our customers entrust to us to fund lending which supports the communities we collectively serve.  As well as being socially responsible, we are financially sustainable.  Our customers benefit from a personal service from our UK-based Customer Service centre and our team has a wealth of commercial banking knowledge and expertise to support businesses to prosper and communities to thrive.

“Unity Trust Bank is proud to sponsor the British Citizen Award for Services to Business (BCAb), an award which recognises exceptional people from the business community who can be held up as role models to inspire others.”

Margaret Willis, CEO, Unity Trust Bank


Pampers® was founded in the 1950s by Victor Mills, an American engineer, who was working for Procter & Gamble (P&G).  At the heart of Pampers values is its’ commitment to every baby’s happy, healthy development and the range includes both nappies and wipes.  Pampers has supported communities through global programmes such the Pampers-UNICEF campaign established to eliminate maternal & neonatal tetanus as well as national programmes such as #thankyoumidwife which celebrates the supportive role of these caregivers towards parents & families in the early days of life.


Pampers’ holding company, P&G, was founded in 1837 and its brands are used by nearly 5 billion people around the world: we believe in doing what’s right and being a good corporate citizen. Our Community Impact activities in the UK include signature programmes such as our long-standing relationships with In Kind Direct to whom we donate products which are then passed onto thousands of charities across the UK and our support for Look Good, Feel Better a charity dedicated to helping boost the physical and emotional wellbeing of people undergoing cancer treatment.  Visit for more information.


“Supporting the communities in which we live and work is a fundamental belief for us.  All those being recognised with a British Citizen Award have achieved greatness, showing real determination and commitment and doing so because they care in their causes and communities.   They truly are the unsung heroes of our country and we congratulate each and every one of them on their achievements”

Nicole Hallak, Brand Manager, Pampers, Northern Europe

The Co-operative Bank


“The Co-operative Bank is delighted to celebrate the achievements of ordinary people who have made extraordinary things happen in their local communities. As a business that’s driven by our customers’ ethical values, we recognise the social, economic and environmental impact of our activities. In a similar way, the medallists have made a hugely positive contribution to their communities and it is right that they should be recognised in this way.”

The Co-operative Bank plc provides a full range of banking products and services to around four million retail and SME (Small and Medium Sized Enterprises) customers and is committed to values and ethics in line with the principles of the co-operative movement.

The Co-operative Bank is the only high street bank with a customer-led ethical policy which gives customers a say in how their money is used.  Launched in 1992, the Policy has been updated on five occasions, with new commitments added in January 2015 to cover how the Bank operates its business, products and services.

One Stop

We are a retail convenience business with over 950 company and franchise stores operating in neighbourhoods across Great Britain. We employ more than 10,600 colleagues many of which are from the local communities we serve.

The majority of our stores open seven days a week from 6am to 11pm and offer local communities a range of convenience food and household goods.  For added convenience many stores offer additional services including free cash machines, Post Office, PayPoint, lottery

We pride ourselves in giving back to our local communities, over the last three years we have donated in excess of £1 million to local communities through our carriers for causes scheme and volunteered over 90,000 hours.

Jonny McQuarrie, Managing Director for One Stop says “We’re proud to sponsor the British Citizen Awards for the first time this year. We pride ourselves in serving communities across the country and giving back to them on a daily basis. It’s an honour to help recognise individuals that go above and beyond in their local areas, and change people’s lives for the better every day. Such commitment deserves to be celebrated”


Specsavers was founded by Dame Mary Perkins and her husband Doug in 1984 with one vision – to provide affordable, fashionable eyecare for everyone, at a time when high prices for optical care and limited choice were the norm. Their spirit of British entrepreneurship revolutionised the industry and today Specsavers is a well-known high street retailer with 2,000 stores in ten countries around the world, including more than 300 stores in Australia and New Zealand, while its humorous ‘Should’ve gone to Specsavers’ advertising line has become a much-used phrase.

Dame Mary Perkins, Co-Founder of Specsavers and BCA Patron said “All the nominations have, behind the scenes impacted on the lives of those around them and deserve public recognition.  That recognition is the ‘people’s honours’ under the banner of the British Citizen Award, who will now bestow a medal and the right to use the letters BCA.  “I thank you for making our world more human with your acts of goodness”.


Experian is the world’s leading global information services company. During life’s big moments – from buying a home or a car, to sending a child to college, to growing a business by connecting with new customers – we empower consumers and our clients to manage their data with confidence. We help individuals to take financial control and access financial services, businesses to make smarter decisions and thrive, lenders to lend more responsibly, and organisations to prevent identity fraud and crime.  We have 16,500 people operating across 39 countries and every day we’re investing in new technologies, talented people and innovation to help all our clients maximise every opportunity. We are listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and are a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.  Learn more at or visit our global content hub at our global news blog for the latest news and insights from the Group.

Jan Barratt, Head of Community Involvement, at Experian, said: “We’re thrilled to be sponsoring this year’s British Citizen Award, an important event recognising individuals doing extraordinary things in their local communities.  It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to meet and celebrate some of the most inspiring people in the UK changing people’s lives for the better.  By celebrating these role models, we hope they can inspire others to follow in their footsteps.  We’re honoured to put our name to this event and wish everyone nominated the very best of luck.”


Objective HR is a friendly and focused HR Consultancy, with highly specialist teams. We deliver HR transformation, Recruitment solutions, Learning and Development interventions and Background referencing and checking services to provide businesses with a complete “people management solution”. The teams are passionate about people, taking time to understand our clients and the challenges they face. Our focus is to also recognise and support outstanding contributions made within our client base and within our internal teams. With this in mind, we are honoured and proud to support the British Citizens Awards, recognising the outstanding contributions and impact people can have on communities.