Awards

Third Sector runs two sector-leading awards programmes: the Business Charity Awards and the Third Sector Awards. The awards recognise the outstanding work carried out by charities and voluntary sector organisations, and the companies that support them.

Yorkshire Building Society is Business of the Year at the Business Charity Awards 2016

Yorkshire Building Society is Business of the Year at the Business Charity Awards 2016

The society won the top prize for allowing its staff to take up to 31 hours of paid volunteering leave each year

Business Charity Awards 2016: CSR Team of the Year - JPA Furniture

Business Charity Awards 2016: CSR Team of the Year - JPA Furniture

For a corporate social responsibility team (or a team that has a similar function) that has successfully increased the charitable or socially responsible activities of the business

Business Charity Awards 2016: Outstanding Employee - Matt Smith, Deloitte

Business Charity Awards 2016: Outstanding Employee - Matt Smith, Deloitte

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

Business Charity Awards 2016: Business of the Year - Yorkshire Building Society

Business Charity Awards 2016: Business of the Year - Yorkshire Building Society

For a business that has excelled in helping the wider community by embedding a culture of supporting charitable causes at all levels. The winner was selected from the category finalists by the Third Sector team

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Aerospace, Aviation & Automotive - Jardine Motors Group with Whizz-Kidz

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Aerospace, Aviation & Automotive - Jardine Motors Group with Whizz-Kidz

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the aerospace, aviation and automotive sectors and a UK charity

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Media & Entertainment - Financial Times with Crisis

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Media & Entertainment - Financial Times with Crisis

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the media and entertainment sectors and a UK charity

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Professional Services - Marsh & McLennan Companies with British Red Cross

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Professional Services - Marsh & McLennan Companies with British Red Cross

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the professional services sector and a UK charity

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage - Wholebake with SolarAid

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage - Wholebake with SolarAid

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the consumer goods or food and beverage sectors and a UK charity

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Financial Services - Nationwide Building Society with Macmillan Cancer Support

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Financial Services - Nationwide Building Society with Macmillan Cancer Support

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the financial services sector and a UK charity

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Small Businesses (fewer than 50 staff) - Vine House Farm with The Wildlife Trusts

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Small Businesses (fewer than 50 staff) - Vine House Farm with The Wildlife Trusts

For an outstanding partnership between a business with fewer than 50 employees and a UK charity

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Legal - Olswang with Carers Trust

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Legal - Olswang with Carers Trust

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the legal sector and a UK charity

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Fashion, Retail & Leisure - Halfords with Re~Cycle

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Fashion, Retail & Leisure - Halfords with Re~Cycle

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the fashion, retail and leisure sectors and a UK charity

Business Charity Awards 2016: Employee Engagement Initiative of the Year - Yorkshire Building Society for Corporate Volunteering Programme

Business Charity Awards 2016: Employee Engagement Initiative of the Year - Yorkshire Building Society for Corporate Volunteering Programme

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

Business Charity Awards 2016: Challenge Event of the Year - Deloitte with Alzheimer's Society, Mind and Prostate Cancer UK for Deloitte Charity Challenge 2015

Business Charity Awards 2016: Challenge Event of the Year - Deloitte with Alzheimer's Society, Mind and Prostate Cancer UK for Deloitte Charity Challenge 2015

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

Business Charity Awards 2016: Community Impact - Capgemini with Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

Business Charity Awards 2016: Community Impact - Capgemini with Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

For a business that has provided vital support to a charitable project in a specific locality

Business Charity Awards 2016: Consortium Award - Forward Carers Consortium

Business Charity Awards 2016: Consortium Award - Forward Carers Consortium

For an outstanding partnership between one or more companies and one or more UK charities

Business Charity Awards 2016: Corporate Foundation Award - Nationwide Foundation

Business Charity Awards 2016: Corporate Foundation Award - Nationwide Foundation

For a corporate philanthropic foundation that has provided outstanding support to the charity sector

Business Charity Awards 2016: Project of the Year - CBRE EMEA with Plan International UK for Girls' Education Challenge, Sierra Leone

Business Charity Awards 2016: Project of the Year - CBRE EMEA with Plan International UK for Girls' Education Challenge, Sierra Leone

For a scheme or initiative, either in the UK or overseas, that has successfully worked with a UK charity to help its beneficiaries

Business Charity Awards 2016: Marketing Initiative of the Year - Marks & Spencer with Breast Cancer Now for Spark Something Good and Help Beat Breast Cancer

Business Charity Awards 2016: Marketing Initiative of the Year - Marks & Spencer with Breast Cancer Now for Spark Something Good and Help Beat Breast Cancer

For a marketing initiative between a business and a charity that has helped to promote the charity's work, or helped to raise funds

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Property & Construction - Berkeley Group with The Change Foundation

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Property & Construction - Berkeley Group with The Change Foundation

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the property and construction sectors, including architectural practices and structural engineering firms, and a UK charity

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Telecoms & Technology - Bluecube Technology Solutions with The Brain Tumour Charity

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Telecoms & Technology - Bluecube Technology Solutions with The Brain Tumour Charity

For an outstanding partnership between an organisation in the telecoms and technology sectors and a UK charity

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Utilities & Services - Veolia with Blue Sky Development & Regeneration

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Utilities & Services - Veolia with Blue Sky Development & Regeneration

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the utilities and services sectors and a UK charity

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Travel & Hospitality - Frankie & Benny's with Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Travel & Hospitality - Frankie & Benny's with Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the travel and hospitality sectors and a UK charity

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Public Sector - Greater London Authority with The Challenge

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Public Sector - Greater London Authority with The Challenge

For an outstanding partnership between an organisation in the public sector and a UK charity

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Energy & Industrial - RPS Group with Tree Aid

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Energy & Industrial - RPS Group with Tree Aid

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the energy and industrial sectors and a UK charity

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Health & Pharmaceuticals - Lynx (Unilever) with Campaign Against Living Miserably

Business Charity Awards 2016: Charity Partnership, Health & Pharmaceuticals - Lynx (Unilever) with Campaign Against Living Miserably

For an outstanding partnership between a company in the health or pharmaceutical sectors and a UK charity

Business Charity Awards

The Business Charity Awards recognise the outstanding contribution made by businesses in the UK to good causes. For 2016 the awards will be part of Fundraising Week, an exciting series of events that will inspire, educate and celebrate all that is great and good within the charity sector. Fundraising Week will take place from 19-21 April 2016 with the winners of the Business Charity Awards announced at a gala dinner on Wednesday 20 April.

Award categories for 2016 include CSR Team, Outstanding Employee and the best Charity Partnership by a small business. For more information, visit Business Charity Awards. This year's awards are sponsored by Experian.

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Third Sector Awards

The Third Sector Awards showcase the talent, innovation and success of not-for-profit organisations, be they large or small, registered charities or social enterprises. They took place at a black-tie awards ceremony at the Grand Connaught Rooms on Thursday 24 September 2015.

The finalists are decided by an expert panel of judges from the charity sector.

For more information about the awards, click here.

Read about the 2015 winners. 

Read about the 2014 winners

Read about the 2013 winners