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The Business Charity Awards 2012

Details of the winners of the Business Charity Awards 2012.

Business Charity Awards: Business charity champion - Winner: Ian Church

Awarded to a business leader who has excelled in promoting corporate support for charities in his or her own company and generally across the private sector

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The Winners

Travis Perkins sprayed delivery vehicles pink and gave staff pink clothing for breast cancer awareness

Business Charity Awards: Business of the Year - Winner: Travis Perkins

Awarded to a business that has excelled in helping the community by embedding a culture of supporting charitable causes at all levels of the organisation

 
 
Network Rail's project with Samaritans aims to reduce the number of suicides on the UK's railways

Business Charity Awards: Charity Partnership - Winner: Network Rail with Samaritans

Awarded to the best partnership between a company and a UK charity in sectors other than financial, professional, retail, leisure or FMCG

 
 
Tesco's partnership with the Alzheimer's Society aimed to increase awareness and diagnosis of dementia

Business Charity Awards: Charity Partnership: Retail and Leisure - Winner: Tesco with the Alzheimer's Society

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the retail, leisure or FMCG sector and a UK charity

 
 
Each HSBC charity partner had its own objectives; the WWF focused on improving fish stocks

Business Charity Awards: Charity Partnership: Financial and professional - Winner: HSBC with WWF, Earthwatch, the Smithsonian and The Climate Group

Awarded to the best partnership between companies providing financial or professional services and a UK charity

 
 
The Co-operative Group encouraged its staff, members and customers to raise funds for two charities

Business Charity Awards: Charity Partnership: Short term - Winner: The Co-operative Group with Mencap and Enable Scotland

Awarded to an outstanding partnership between a company and a charity that has lasted up to a year and a half

 
 
So far, £2.5m has been pledged through the free wills scheme operated by QualitySolicitors with Barnardo's

Business Charity Awards: Charity Partnership: Small businesses - Winner: QualitySolicitors with Barnardo's

Awarded to a successful charity partnership between a business with a UK turnover of less than £6.5m and a UK charity

 
 
The Gro Company and the cot death charity provided information and products to prevent infant death

Business Charity Awards: Affinity marketing - Winner: The Gro Company with Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths

Awarded to a company that has successfully marketed products or services in conjunction with a charity and brought benefits to both parties

 
 
The coffee supplier Miko has raised money for the protection of areas of rainforest in South America

Business Charity Awards: Cause-related marketing - Winner: Miko Coffee with the World Land Trust

Awarded to a marketing partnership between a business and a charity that has used the company's products to promote the charity's cause or brand, or helped to raise funds for the charity

 
 
The Co-operative Foundation forged partnerships to change the perception of young people

Business Charity Awards: Corporate foundation - Winner: The Co-operative Foundation

Awarded to a philanthropic foundation set up by a company that has given outstanding support to the charity sector

 
 
The British Gas Kilimanjaro Climb raised £204,000

Business Charity Awards: Challenge team - Winner: British Gas with Make-A-Wish Foundation: Kilimanjaro Climb

Awarded to a staff team from a business that took part in a successful fundraising challenge to benefit a UK charity

 
 
Barclays' community investment team works to help poorer people achieve economic security

Business Charity Awards: CSR team - Winner: Barclays

Awarded to a corporate social responsibility team, or a team with a similar function, that has successfully increased the charitable or socially responsible activities of the business

 
 
Employees are encouraged to support their local communities through skills-based volunteering

Business Charity Awards: Employee engagement - Winner: Barclays

Awarded to the company that has adopted policies that have resulted in a significant increase in charitable donations or activities by its workforce

 
 
Pret A Manger collaborated with charities to offer work placements to homeless people and ex-offenders

Business Charity Awards: Employment Scheme - Winner: Pret A Manger: Simon Hargraves Apprenticeship Scheme

Awarded to a company that has significantly helped a charity by offering employment, work experience, training or other support to its beneficiaries

 
 
Kate Neville

Business Charity Awards: Outstanding employee - Winner: Kate Neville

Awarded to an individual in a company who has made an exceptional contribution to charity with the support of his or her employer

 
 
Sainsbury's partnered with FareShare to provide meals for people in poverty

Business Charity Awards: Single project - Winner: Sainsbury's with FareShare: 1 Million Meal Appeal

Awarded to a company that has successfully backed a specific project run by a UK charity

 
 
Barclays' project with two charities helped people in developing countries to manage money

Business Charity Awards: Overseas project - Winner: Barclays with Care International and Plan UK: Banking on Change

Awarded to a company that has successfully helped the beneficiaries of a UK charity in a project outside the UK

 
 
Investec has funded projects at the Bromley by Bow Centre in east London to help local people

Business Charity Awards: Community Impact - Winner: Investec Bank with the Bromley by Bow Centre

Awarded to a business that has provided vital support to a charitable project that has made a social impact in the community where the business operates

 
 

About the Business Charity Awards

Business Charity Awards: Sponsor's welcome

John Low, chief executive of the Charities Aid Foundation says the awards uniquely place a strong emphasis on charitable partnerships

 

Business Charity Awards: Introduction

The quality of this year's entries confirms that the awards are now well established as a way to reward good practice, says Third Sector editor Stephen Cook

 

Business Charity Awards: The judges

A group of specialists from the third sector spent a day in the boardroom of the Haymarket Media Group judging the Business Charity Awards

 
 

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