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2017 Awards

2017 Awards

The Beacon Awards were held at Mansion House on the 9th May. There were 12 winners, coming from the worlds of sport, finance, arts and more.

The Results

The Beacon Award for Philanthropy is the main category for individual philanthropists.

Winner

James Thomas 
Beacon Award for Philanthropy

Nominees

Shalni Arora
Sarah Butler-Sloss & Mark Sainsbury
Justin Byam Shaw
Denise Coates CBE
Grant Gordon
Dr Iain MacRitchie
Simon Norton
Professor Nathu Puri
Asif Rangoonwala
Simon Singh MBE
Heather Stevens & David  Stevens
Jessica Sweidan & Adam Sweidan
James Thomas
Lord Rumi Verjee
Catherine Zennström

This award celebrates the work of a philanthropist based in the City of London, Mayfair, or Canary Wharf. Their work will inspire the next generation of City philanthropists.

Winner

Alexander Hoare 
Beacon Award for City Philanthropy

Nominees

Prem Goyal OBE JP
Alexander Hoare
Michael Sherwood

This award celebrates the work of an individual or a small group who has enriched society through their work in promoting arts, culture, and/or heritage.

Winner

Jonathan Ruffer DL 
Beacon Award for Philanthropy in Arts and Culture

Nominees

Sarah Hosking
Victoria Robey OBE
Jacob Rothschild OM GBE FBA
Jonathan Ruffer DL
Tim Sayer
Sir Richard Stilgoe

This award recognises those who have addressed social, environmental or charitable concerns – while also generating a financial return.

Winner

Dato Dr Kim Tan 
Beacon Award for Impact Investment

Nominees

Chris Mathias & Clare Mathias
Dr Kim Tan

When philanthropists and charities work together, it can inspire others to give well. This award celebrates an excellent partnership between the two.

Winner

Dame Vivienne Westwood DBE and Cool Earth 
Beacon Award for an Outstanding Partnership Between a Philanthropy and a Charity

Nominees

Keith Breslauer & The Royal Marines Charity
Michael Campbell MBE DL & Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation
Sarah Driver & Driver Youth Trust and Ark
David Forbes-Nixon & DFN Charitable Foundation
Roger Ross & 10:10 UK
Dame Vivienne Westwood & Cool Earth

The Trailblazer Award was introduced in 2015, and won by hip-hop artist Plan B. The award celebrates those who are early on in their philanthropic journey, yet have already made an impact.

Winner

Martin Lewis OBE 
Beacon Trailblazer Award

Nominees

Lily Cole
Ben Handford and Norfolk Future Fund
Hadeel Ibrahim
Martin Lewis OBE

Philanthropy can take place in many different forms – this award recognises those whose giving is pioneering or innovative.

Winner

Tom Ilube 
Beacon Award for Innovation

Nominees

Sherry Coutu CBE
Sir Clive Cowdery
Monawar Hussain DL
Tom Ilube
Fran Perrin
Ed Wethered

Philanthropy occurs at all scales; this award celebrates philanthropy which has benefitted the community in a particular region.

Winner

Helen and Peter Wilde 
Beacon Award for Local Community Philanthropy

Nominees

Sir Roger De Haan CBE, DL
David Eric Laing
Pat Russell & Susan Russell
Francis Salway & Sarah Salway
Ian Suttie & Dorothy Suttie
Jane Wates OBE
Helen Wilde & Peter Wilde

This award will be given to a sportsperson, sporting family, or group of sports people who, through sporting activity, have delivered positive social change.

Winner

Dame Kelly Holmes DBE
Beacon Award for Philanthropy in Sport

Nominees

Alistair Brownlee MBE & Jonny  Brownlee
Lawrence Dallaglio OBE
Dame Kelly Holmes
Amir Khan
David Shevel and England Football Team/Footballers Foundation

This award is for any prospective nominees who do not fit the above categories.

Winners

Shalni Arora

Ben Handford and the Norfolk Future Fund

Justin Byam Shaw 

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