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Charity Retail Awards shortlist 2023

30/05/2023 11:23

We are honoured to announce this year’s shortlist for the Charity Retail Awards, sponsored by 1st Waste Management. Huge thanks to our judges (listed below) for giving their time to this epic and difficult task!

The biggest thanks go to our members, those volunteers and retail staff, whether you are nominees, shortlisted, nominator or part of a team that has contributed to a nomination in any way – you are all amazing and we at the CRA salute you! This year’s task was particularly difficult due to the standard of entries.

Our newest member of staff, and manager of the Awards process, Kelly-Marie Marshall said: “It’s been an honour to oversee the awards nominations this year, I was blown away by both the volume, and quality of the entries! Thank you to everyone who submitted. The passion and dedication for our sector really shone through.

Here’s the shortlist.

Campaign of the year

Derwen College, for Stitch O’Vintage
Oxfam, for Second Hand September
Shelter, for Scotland Re:Design

Equity, diversity and inclusion

Acorns Children’s Hospice
Isabel Hospice

Retail employee of the year

Debbie Keys, ForSight
Amelia Wells, St Barnabas Hospice, Lincolnshire
Mark Jackson Hancock, The Hospice of St Francis

Environmental and sustainability

Barnardo’s for their Waste Initiative
Hospice in the Weald, for their Waste & Recycling initiative
Royal Trinity Hospice, for Sustainable 7


Susan Cooper, Highland Hospice
Charlotte Greenwood, Isabel Hospice
Caroline Peach, St Barnabas Hospice, Lincolnshire

Most supportive chief executive

Alan Haynes, All Aboard Shops
Liz Booyse, City Hospice
Chris White, NCBI

Outstanding charity retailer

Acorns Children’s Hospice
British Red Cross
Salvation Army Trading Company

Shop of the year

The Air Ambulance Trading Company’s Alfreton shop
NCBI’s Finglas shop in Dublin
Scope’s Cambridge shop


DEBRA, for their Shopiago project
Salvation Army Trading Company, for Fibersort
TRAID, for their MicroMkt project

Volunteer of the year

Margaret Deering, NCBI
Emily Rich, St Giles Hospice
Cynthia Sweeney, Wakefield Hospice

Young volunteer of the year

Sam Antrobus, Barnardo’s
Molly Ridgway, Emmaus Mossley
Davinia Coldrick, Oxfam GB

Huge thanks to our esteemed judges:

Dan O’Driscoll, Executive Coach and Consultant, Engagement Consultancy
Emma Thomas-Hancock, Director of Delivery, Volunteering Matters
Samantha Ward, Director of Services/Deputy CEO, Royal Voluntary Service
Denise Hayward, CEO, Volunteer Now
Sue Farrow, Business mentor and former Vice President for Retail at Burberry
Louise McGill, Senior Partnerships Manager, WorkNest
Phil Prentice, Chief Officer, Scotland’s Towns Partnership
Omer Soker, Chief Executive, Charitable Recycling Australia
Craig Anderson, Chief Executive, Reuse Network
Robin Osterley, Chief Executive, Charity Retail Association
Debra Allcock-Tyler, Chief Executive, Directory of Social Change
Fiona Condron, Charities Partner, BDO
Angela Marcelle, Head of Retail, Octavia
James Watson O’Neill, Chief Executive, Sign Health
Caron Bradshaw, Chief Executive, Charity Finance Group
Toby Porter, Chief Executive, Hospice UK
Dr Esther Pugh, Senior Lecturer in Fashion Business, Leeds Beckett University
Estelle Bilson, Author and Influencer
Alison Heppenstall, Executive Director, Climate Action for Associations
Carolyn Mair, Fashion Business Consultant and Professor of Psychology for Fashion
Carole Simpson, Retail Consultant
Becca Caddy, Journalist and Author
Julia Hughes, Director, Hooli

Main image: Mary’s Living & Giving, Chiswick