The selection process for the awards involves an impartial panel of industry experts who generously volunteer their time to evaluate submissions. These individuals are chosen for their expertise and experience.

Judges review entries, ensuring a fair and unbiased evaluation. In cases where judges have conflicts of interest within specific categories, they abstain from participating in the assessment of those particular entries.

Upon the submission deadline, judges receive all entries in a uniform format, ensuring compliance with data protection regulations. Each entry is then scored by the judges based on the defined criteria for each category.

Judges meet to discuss their assessments and collectively reach a final decision on a single day, solely based on the content provided in the written entries.

It is crucial to note that the entire judging process is conducted confidentially, and all decisions reached during this process are considered final.

Cammy Day

Councillor - Edinburgh Council

Cammy Day is leader of Edinburgh City Council. He was elected as a Councillor in 2008 to Forth Ward in the north of the city and served as a front bench councillor under the then-Labour administration. He went on to become the Deputy leader of the Council in coalition with the SNP before becoming leader in May 2022. He has also had previous portfolios on housing and education.

Cllr Day is Chair of the Policy and Sustainability Committee (former Vice Chair) – and was key in the approval and passing of Edinburgh’s 2030 Climate Strategy, which outlines the steps and actions required for the city to deliver a net zero, climate ready city by the end of the decade. He has also helped secure the publication of the Council’s Emission Reduction Plan, Council’s Food Growing Strategy and City’s Mobility Plan 2030.

Outside of work he enjoys cycling, running, going to the gym and spending time with friends and family.

Sam Currie

Centre Fundraising Manager - Maggies

Sam Currie works in the fundraising team at Maggie’s Edinburgh. Maggie’s is entirely funded by donations. Sam helps and inspires the amazing supporters in and around Edinburgh with their fundraising activities and events

Ben Supple

Deputy CEO and Director of Engagement and Business Development - Edinburgh Zoo

As director of engagement and business development Ben is responsible for all public-facing activities, including marketing, communications and public affairs, discovery and learning, membership and fundraising at RZSS. Ben began his career as a journalist with D.C. Thomson and spent over a decade with the Scottish SPCA before joining the Scottish Ambulance Service. A chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, Ben has served on the board of Keep Scotland Beautiful and on the Diabetes Scotland Advisory Council.

Stuart Beasley

Head of B2B Energy Solutions Sales - E.ON

Stuart Beasley, Head of B2B Solutions Sales at E.ON, brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the energy industry. His career has been defined by innovation and a relentless commitment to sustainable solutions. E.ON is honoured to sponsor an award at the Edinburgh Local Hero Awards under his guidance. Stuart's dedication to recognizing local heroes echoes E.ON's ethos of fostering community support and celebrating those who make Edinburgh and surrounding areas better places. This sponsorship is a testament to his vision of a brighter, more sustainable future for all.


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