The pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has won Business of the Year at Third Sector’s Business Charity Awards, which recognise the outstanding contribution that UK companies make to good causes.
The winners of the awards were announced last night at a black-tie dinner at the Marriott Grosvenor Square in London, hosted by the comedian and broadcaster Ayesha Hazarika.
The company won the prize for its work with the children’s charity Plan International UK to reduce non-communicable diseases around the world by giving young people information about how they can lead healthy lives.
The partnership had earlier won the award for the best Charity Partnership – Health, Beauty and Pharmaceuticals.
HSBC won both the Short-term Partnership and the Charity Partnership – Banks awards for its work with the Alzheimer’s Society.
The partnership included a commitment by the bank to become a dementia-friendly business and raise £3m for the charity.
Other winners included the Innocent Foundation, which won the Corporate Foundation Award, Southern Co-op, which won CSR Team of the Year, and Airbus Operations, which took home the Employee Engagement Initiative of the Year award for its work with the British Heart Foundation.
Deliveroo won Marketing Partnership of the Year for its initiative with Missing People through which the bags of the company’s delivery riders in major cities were turned into mobile billboards publicising appeals for missing people.
Tim Hyde, workplace coach at Medway Mail Centre, Royal Mail, was named Outstanding Employee for his exceptional contribution to the company’s partnership with Action for Children.
The full list of winners
Charity Partnership – Media & Entertainment Warner Bros Entertainment with AMPAS, BAFTA, BFI, Chickenshed, Glasgow Caledonian University, IADT, Into Film, NFTS, Rada, Ravensbourne, ScreenSkills & the University of Hertfordshire