Shortlists for the Business Charity Awards include big-name brands

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner in London on 25 May

Major companies including Asda, British Gas, BT and Lloyds are among the shortlisted organisations for this year’s Business Charity Awards.

The awards, which are run by Third Sector and are in their eighth year, recognise the outstanding contributions made by UK businesses to charities and voluntary organisations.

There are 23 categories this year and companies in the running also include Royal Mail, easyJet, Prudential and Domino’s Pizza.

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

Yorkshire Building Society won the Business of the Year at the 2016 awards and Pauline Giroux, the company’s corporate responsibility manager, is co-chairing the judging panel.

For more details on the shortlisted entries, click here. Ticket information can be found here.

The shortlisted entries

Challenge event of the year

Lloyds Banking Group with BBC Children in Need

PWS with Help for Heroes

Royal Mail with the Stroke Association

Unite Students with Sport Relief

Wolseley UK with Cancer Research UK

Employee engagement initiative of the year (sponsored by the Charities Trust)

CBRE with Plan International

Deutsche Bank with Autistica

Ikano Group with Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

Informa with the World Cancer Research Fund

Marketing initiative of the year

Beiersdorf UK with Cancer Research UK

British Gas with Shelter

Rail Industry Suicide Stakeholder Group

Snappin’ Turtle with the UNHCR

Charity partnership – automotive and transport

BMW Group UK with Whizz-Kidz

easyJet with Unicef UK

Heathrow Airport with Oxfam

Monarch with Blind Veterans UK

Charity partnership – consumer goods/food and beverage

Co-op with the British Red Cross

Domino’s Pizza with the Teenage Cancer Trust

Ella’s Kitchen with Save the Children

Iceland Foods with University College London

Charity partnership – fashion and retail

Andrews Charitable Trust

Asda with Breast Cancer Care & Breast Cancer Now

TJX UK with Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens

Charity partnership – financial services (banks)

Credit Suisse with the NSPCC

Morgan Stanley with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

NatWest with the Prince’s Trust

Société Générale with Mind

UBS with IntoUniversity

Charity partnership – financial services (insurance)

Aviva with the British Red Cross

Prudential with Greenhouse Sports

Prudential with Save the Children

Simply Business with Whizz-Kidz

Standard Life with Scope and Capability Scotland

Charity partnership – health, beauty and pharmaceuticals

Boots Opticians with the National Literacy Trust

Novo Nordisk with Diabetes UK

Charity partnership – legal

Allen & Overy with Amref Health Africa

Debevoise & Plimpton with the Human Dignity Trust

Hogan Lovells with London’s Air Ambulance

Renaissance Legal with Mencap

Charity partnership – media and entertainment

Pearson with Kiva

Sony Interactive Entertainment with the Prince’s Trust

Turner Broadcasting with ActionAid

Charity partnership – professional services

Lansons with HighTide

OC&C Strategy Consultants with Just Like Us

Charity partnership – property and construction

CBRE with Shelter

Land Securities with Mencap

Miller Homes with Habitat for Humanity GB

Patron Capital with the Royal Marines Charity

Charity partnership – small businesses

Aiimi with UK Youth

Event Academy with the Teenage Cancer Trust

JPA Furniture

Charity partnership – sport, travel and leisure

Everyone Active with Anthony Nolan

Festival Republic with ActionAid UK

Premier Inn & Restaurants (Whitbread) with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

Charity partnership – telecoms and technology

Accenture with MAC-UK

BT Group with Rio Ferdinand Foundation & 5 Star Active

Dixons Carphone with The Mix

Charity partnership: utilities & services

To be announced on the night

Community impact

Investec with the Bromley by Bow Centre

Wesleyan with Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Consortium award

The Columbia Threadneedle Foundation & the JP Morgan Chase Foundation with Toynbee Hall

Greater London Authority

RISSG

Social Business Trust Corporate Partners

Corporate foundation award

The Berkeley Foundation

The Innocent Foundation

CSR team of the year (sponsored by the Charities Trust)

Amey

Aviva

Olswang

Standard Life

Yorkshire Building Society

Outstanding employee

David Fawcett, Amey Hampshire

Michelle le Clerc, Investec

Laura Parker-Tong, EY

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