Pauline Giroux of Yorkshire Building Society to co-chair Business Charity Awards judges

The corporate responsibility manager of last year's Business of the Year will be alongside Jeffrey Oatham, director of the London Benchmarking Group

Giroud (left) receives last year's award
Giroud (left) receives last year's award

Pauline Giroux, the corporate responsibility manager at Yorkshire Building Society, is to co-chair the judging panel at Third Sector’s Business Charity Awards, which recognise the outstanding contribution made by UK businesses to charities and social enterprises.

Yorkshire Building Society won the coveted prize of Business of the Year at the 2016 awards as well as Employee Engagement Initiative of the Year.

Giroux will co-chair the panel with Jeffrey Oatham, director of the London Benchmarking Group, a network that helps companies to measure their investment in communities. LBG is an event partner of the Business Charity Awards.

More than 20 experts in the area of corporate social responsibility will be judges this year, including Oonagh Turnball, senior corporate social responsibility manager at the pharmacy chain Boots UK, and Victoria Bednall, assistant director of corporate partnerships at the cancer charity Breast Cancer Now.

Categories this year include Project of the Year, and Marketing Initiative of the Year. The deadline for entries is Thursday 9 February 2017.  

There are also 13 charity partnership awards covering different parts of the business sector, including an award for the best partnership between a charity and a company in the consumer goods/food and beverage sector.

Other categories include Outstanding Employee and CSR Team of the Year

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner at the Hilton London Bankside on Thursday 25 May.

Giroux said in a statement: "The Business Charity Awards are the gold standard of recognition in the industry, which explains why they are so widely respected and sought after. I am truly delighted and humbled to co-chair the judging panel this year and I look forward to being inspired by the initiatives and activities that the sector has undertaken over the last 12 months."

Click here for full details about the categories and how to enter.

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