Social CEOs

We are very happy to announce the winners of the Social CEOs awards. Find out who won at the awards last night, and what we can all learn from them in my new piece for Civil Society.

And you can see all the winners at a glance in our handy infographic below.  I’m so proud of them all!

Here’s all the key data from 2018’s winners:

  • 132 nominations were received in total (up from 101 last year)
  • 15 of the top 25 are new entrants who have not won awards before, up from 14 last year
  • 14 of the top 25 are women, continuing last year’s trend of more women than men amongst the top CEOs. In addition, all 6 of the individual awards were won by women.
  • Only 1 charity CEO in this year’s top 30 has won every year (down from 2 last year) indicating how leaders face stiff competition to keep a place in the list each year

Thank you

A big thank you to our panel of digital leaders chaired by Simon Blake, CEO of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England. The other judges were: Matt Hodson, Executive Director at NAM, Steve Ford, CEO of Parkinson’s UK, Kirsty Marrins, digital consultant, Lara Burns, CDO at Age UK and Saeed Atcha, CEO of Xplode Mag.

The 2018 Social CEOs awards are in association with JustGiving, our lead sponsor.

Founded in 2001, JustGiving is the world’s most trusted online giving platform, with over 26,000 good causes raising more than £3.5 billion to date. Whether you’re looking for a simple way for people to donate and fundraise online or want to launch a crowdfunding campaign for an online appeal, we’re 100% committed to giving charities like yours more ways to raise more money, so you can change more lives. Discover how your charity can grow on JustGiving at

We’re also delighted that Lightful are sponsoring our awards.

Lightful is a technology company for social good, born out of a determination to bring innovation to our sector, which we believe deserves it the most. Technology can help to build more meaningful, impactful and delightful relationships and we have designed a social media and campaign management platform specifically with and for beyond-profits

TPP Recruitment are also sponsoring the awards again.

TPP Recruitment is a specialist, highly respected and well-established UK-wide consultancy.

Our areas of expertise enable us to provide dedicated support to organisations across the following non-profit and public sector organisations:

Charitable | Educational | Health & Social Care | Professional Membership | Awarding Bodies | Cultural | Housing

Our 50+ strong team of dedicated consultants specialise in the following functional areas:

CEO & Trustee | Education & Training | Finance, IT & Facilities | Fundraising & Development | Health & Social Care | Human Resources | MarComms & Digital | Office & Specialist Support

We’re grateful to JustGivingLightful,  and TPP for their support.

Civil Society are our media partner for the awards.