Benita Refson was awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Birthday 2016 Honours List in recognition of services to education.
Charity Times Award for Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Financial Institution for Place2Be and Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Big Society Award for providing emotional & therapeutic support to children
Benita Refson OBE awarded Zurich Community Trust 'Inspiration Award'
Queens Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award
Private Equity Foundation's Charity of the Year Award
Charity Awards, Advocacy, Advice - Winner
The Charity Awards - Highly Commended: Education and Training
First Woman Award, Public Service category
Benita received Honorary Doctorate of Law 2008 - Awarded by the University of East London 'to celebrate the lifetime achievements of individuals who have made a distinguished contribution to their field of endeavour'
OBE for Benita Refson - Benita was awarded OBE as founder and Chief Executive of Place2Be for; 'Services to Children and Families'
National Lottery Awards, Best Education Project - Runner Up
Charity Awards, Children and Young People's Services Awards - Highly commended
Liveable City Awards - Winner of the Award for 'Access to goods and services for disadvantaged communities'
The Charity Awards, Children and Youth Category - Highly commended
European Regional Council of the World Federation for Mental Health - Highly commended
The Guardian Charity Award - Overall Winner
Children's Champion - Awarded to Benita Refson OBE
The Mental Health Awards - Highly commended