To mark Cheshire Life's 90th anniversary we are staging a Champions Awards to celebrate the organisations and individuals that make a valuable contribution to life in the county, often without the recognition they deserve.

The categories are open to people of all ages – volunteers, charity organisers, entrepreneurs, good neighbours, public servants, artists – as well as charities and community groups.

They will be honoured at an awards dinner at The Cheshire View, at Christleton, near Chester, on Thursday, May 16. There are 10 categories, nine to mark the decades of Cheshire Life and a 10th to toast its future.

Cheshire Life editor Joanne Goodwin said: 'I am often asked how we manage to fill the pages of the magazine every month, and the answer is that as our focus is on people, places and positivity, and because the county's social, economic and cultural infrastructure is based on so many strong and engaged individuals and communities, we have an infinite source of stories to tell.

'There is no better way to mark this landmark year for the magazine than by paying this tribute to the entrepreneurs and good neighbours, charities and retailers who put life into Cheshire.

'Please nominate your superheroes.'

Send us the names of your heroes via the QR code or address, in the link below, and join us in this celebration of life in Cheshire and Cheshire Life. The closing date for entries is Monday, March 4, 2024.

Cheshire Life Champions Awards 2024 nomination form

Great British Life: The Cheshire Life Champions 2024 QR codeThe Cheshire Life Champions 2024 QR code



Child/Teenager of the Year – This award celebrates the resilience and efforts of young individuals who have overcome adversity or contributed to their community. Acknowledging the valuable contributions made by those 18 and under, the honour underscores the significance of young people in shaping and enhancing our local communities.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year (aged 30 and under) – Designed to honour young entrepreneurs and professionals, this category highlights and celebrates the outstanding achievements of individuals who demonstrate success, innovation, and dedication. Whether they have founded a start-up, exhibited exceptional leadership skills, or made significant contributions to their industry, the award acknowledges the remarkable impact of younger people in shaping the future of business.

Courage Award – This category is open to individuals who have surpassed expectations, defeated personal challenges or jeopardised their own safety to assist others. Nominations are welcomed for members of the public, teams, or emergency services, who have shown exceptional dedication and courage beyond the ordinary demands.

Charity of the Year – Recognising the hard work and dedication of a charity whose staff and volunteers demonstrate innovation and best practice and improve the lives of others.

Neighbour/Local Hero of the Year – This accolade will go to someone who, by giving up their free time, has made a significant contribution to other people’s lives or their community and who always shows a willingness to help and build supportive relationships with people who live around them.

Community Project – The award that honours community or voluntary groups that have made a substantial positive impact. It seeks to honour people who have come together within their community and who demonstrate the potential for improving lives when there is collaboration. The category is open to charities, voluntary organisations and community groups.

Independent Retailer of the Year – Acknowledging independently owned retailers in any sector that is not part of a national chain or franchise. We are seeking businesses that show an understanding of customers' needs and go above and beyond to provide excellent service.

Culture Champion – Open to creative artists and professionals working within creative, cultural, or leisure businesses or organisations, this award recognises and applauds contributions to the world of arts and culture, whether an innovative artist pushing the boundaries of creativity or a dedicated worker in a cultural or leisure enterprise.

Public Service Award – The award acknowledging the exceptional efforts of a public/health/emergency service team, or an individual working in one of these industries, in making a significant contribution to benefit the people in their area.

Cheshire Life Champion – The recipient of this award will be chosen from all finalists.


Cheshire View is located just four miles from Chester, nestled in the countryside with panoramic views of Cheshire.

For more than 15 years Cheshire View has been the venue of choice for weddings, family occasions and corporate events.


The awards will be hosted by Leanne Campbell, award-winning radio presenter, performer, voice-over artist and social media ambassador.

Great British Life: Leanne Campbell who will host the 2024 Cheshire Life Champions Awards. (c) Steve Timmins M8 StudiosLeanne Campbell who will host the 2024 Cheshire Life Champions Awards. (c) Steve Timmins M8 Studios