Annual Land Trust Managing Partners Awards celebration

4th July 2023

On Wednesday 28 June, the Land Trust held its annual Managing Partners Awards at the Quays Hotel in Sheffield. This evening of celebration is a chance to share many of the fantastic accomplishments from the past year across the 80+ sites the Land Trust owns and manages in partnership with its managing partners, volunteers and community groups.

Congratulations to all the award winners and highly commended sites, as always it was extremely difficult to pick this year’s winners, with so many stand out achievements across all that were shortlisted for the 12 awards.

Alan Carter Chief Executive of the Land Trust said: “The Managing Partners Awards is one of my favourite events in the year as teams come together for an evening filled with celebration for the achievements of last 12 months. It really does makes me feel incredibly proud of the work the Land Trust delivers together with its managing partners.

“The improvements we are making together to the environment and the difference we are making within local communities and economy across the country is amazing. With so many incredible things happening year on year, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to choose the winners for each award.

“I would like to say a massive thank you to all of the managing partners, volunteers and community groups for their work and support across Land Trust sites, what you have achieved this past year is truly brilliant. ”

Full list of winners and sites awarded highly commended below.

Community Site of the Year
Winner – Greenwich Ecology Park and Southern Park

Nature site of the Year
Highly Commented – Dawlish Countryside Park
Winner – Avenue Washlands Nature Reserve

Health Site of the Year
Winner – Kiveton Community Woodland

Education Site of the Year
Winner – Fort Burgoyne

Site Delivering Best Economic Activity
Highly Commended – Braeburn Park
Winner – Pleasley Pit

Most Inclusive Site of the Year
Winner – Marleigh

Most Improved Site of the Year
Winner – Wellesley Woodland

Ranger of the Year
Winner – Neil McMahon

Best Friends of/Community Group
Highly Commended – The Friends of Post Sunlight River Park
Winner – Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project

Volunteer of the Year
Highly Commended – Ann Shaw and Francis Williams
Winner – Gabby Shields

Managing Partners Choice Awards Project of the Year
Winner – Get Cumbria Buzzing

Site of the Year
Winner – Hogmoor Inclosure

Keep an eye on our social media channels for more details on the award-winning sites and projects over the coming months.


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