The Only National Awards For Non-Medical / Non-Clinical NHS Staff & Volunteers

A word from our Co-Founder

Welcome Back to the Original and Best!

Heading into 2024 with preparations for an Awards event firmly on the way, we couldn’t be more thrilled! The Unsung Hero Awards (UHA) has been a little quiet these past 18 months or so, but the wait is over and we are back in action. Excited we certainly are, but also humbled by the continued attention and focus that the Awards has enjoyed as requests and queries have continued to come in asking for a date for the next event. So, the wait is over as we promise that the next Unsung Hero Awards will be nothing less than spectacular! While the UHA has inspired a number of other, no less-worthy events now held regionally, we’d like to think your ninth edition of the Unsung Hero Awards remains the seminal, unmissable NATIONAL fun and celebration event!

On Friday March 15th 2024 the UHA returns to the iconic Manchester Hilton, the venue for the Awards in 2019 and 2020.

And while we promise that the night will offer an opportunity for everyone to celebrate and be celebrated, we are equally excited to be able to award many Non-Medical and Non-Clinical NHS staff and volunteers. The UHA is the only national awards for the people who often go un-noticed in the NHS and we mean to celebrate their achievements in style!

In these challenging times, the NHS continues to deliver first class care via its founding principal that care is provided based on need, rather than the ability to pay. At the UHA, we are again focusing on our founding principal: to shine a light onto those who can often go unseen. Help us shine a light onto the Unsung Heroes of the NHS. 

Keep up to date with all the goings on from now until Spring 2024 via our Socials.



Our Story

In 2015, the first ever three winners were visited in their Trusts (one winner in the North, one winner in the Midlands and one winner in the South) and presented with a UHA trophy and certificate. Since that pivotal time, the UHA has continued to grow rapidly year on year. The Unsung Hero Awards event now hosts the largest number of Non-Medical and Non-Clinical NHS staff in one room anywhere in the UK. 

My journey with the UHA has grown in unbelievable ways over the years. During this time, I have had the privilege of directly influencing an altruistic marketing idea to become a Community Interest Company (CIC) in its own right. The UHA carries weight as a National Awards through its approach in recognising those who can often go unnoticed. It is for this approach that we have been recognised by the NHS in such a positive way, something that was not intentional but definitely something we are very proud of. 

I am equally proud and thrilled to lead the UHA into new and exciting avenues, especially at a time where the staff of the NHS as a whole are widely viewed in the public as being ‘unsung heroes’. There is still a long way to go to increase the awareness of Non-Medical / Non-Clinical staff and Volunteers in the NHS, but for myself the privilege is in the process. 

I very much look forward to meeting you in March. 

Laura Tomlinson

Co-founder UHA.