Big names shortlisted for Business Charity Awards

Finalists for 13 categories decided by judging panel

Household-name companies such as Hovis, First Direct and PricewaterhouseCoopers feature on the shortlist of the Business Charity Awards, announced this week.

The list for the 13 categories was compiled after the judging panel, a group of 13 senior figures from charities and businesses, considered more than 60 entries at a meeting in London.

The aim of the awards, launched this year by Third Sector and the Institute of Fundraising, is to recognise the contribution made to charity work and the voluntary sector by the UK business community and to spread knowledge of good practice and new ideas in business-charity partnerships.

The winners of the awards, sponsored by Mandate Communications and the Charities Aid Foundation, will be announced at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House hotel in Park Lane, London, on Wednesday 30 June. To book tickets or tables, go to www.businesscharityawards.com

THE SHORTLIST

AFFINITY MARKETING

Awarded to the company that has implemented the best affinity marketing scheme with a charity

- Axa/RSPCA

- Bank of America/Breakthrough Breast Cancer

- Foster Denovo/Acevo

BUSINESS CHARITY CHAMPION

Awarded to the business leader who has done the most to harness corporate support for charity

- Duncan Bannatyne, chairman, the Bannatyne Group

- Richard Bernstein, chief executive, Eurovestech

- Christopher Coombe, partner, Linklaters LLP

- Beth Courtier, community investment programme manager, BT

- Michael Tobin, chief executive, TelecityGroup

CAUSE-RELATED MARKETING

Awarded to the cause-related marketing campaign that has done the most to benefit a charity

- Hovis/Royal British Legion

- Kimberly-Clark/Teenage Cancer Trust

CHALLENGE TEAM

Awarded to the company staff whose involvement in a fundraising challenge anywhere in the world has achieved the most for a UK charity

- First Direct/NSPCC (ChildLine)

- GVA Grimley/Round Table Children's Wish

- Micro Focus/British Red Cross & Action for Children

- RBS Group/The Prince's Trust

CHARITY PARTNERSHIP

Awarded to the best collaboration between a company and a charity to achieve mutual benefit

- The Co-operative Group/RNID

- Precycle Group/Age UK

- Royal Bank of Scotland/Macmillan Cancer Support

- Sky/Global Action Plan

- Unilever/National Childbirth Trust

CORPORATE FOUNDATION

Awarded to a philanthrophic foundation set up by a company that has done the most to benefit the voluntary sector

- Andrews Charitable Trust

- DHL UK Foundation

- Hilton in the Community

- Vodafone UK

- Zurich Community Trust UK

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

Awarded to the company that has done the most to engage its workforce in efforts to help charity

- ExxonMobil/Various charities

- GVA Grimley/Round Table Children's Wish

- National Grid/Special Olympics Great Britain

- PricewaterhouseCoopers/Barnardo's

- Unity Trust Bank/Various charities

- Visa Europe/NSPCC

EMPLOYMENT SCHEME

Awarded to the company that has done the most to help a charity by offering employment, training, work experience or other benefits

- Shortlist to be confirmed

MEDIA PARTNERSHIP

Awarded to the partnership between a corporate media brand and a charity that has done the most to raise a charity's profile

- News International/Beatbullying

- Turner Broadcasting/The Big Issue

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL

Awarded to the employee who has devised the most innovative or productive way for his or her company to support charity

- Richard Bernstein, chief executive, Eurovestech

- Michaela Wright, social leadership manager, First Direct

OVERSEAS PROJECT

Awarded to the company that has made the biggest difference to a charity's beneficiaries through involvement with one of its overseas projects

- Eaga/Childreach International

- Turner Broadcasting/Plan International

SOCIAL INVESTMENT

Awarded to the company that has implemented the most effective social investment initiative

- nfpSynergy

- Permira

- PLMR

UK PROJECT

Awarded to the company that has made the biggest difference to a charity's beneficiaries through involvement with one of its UK projects

- The Co-operative Group/StreetGames

- PricewaterhouseCoopers/School for Social Entrepreneurs

- Sky/Global Action Plan

THE JUDGES

Beth Pedersen, associate publisher, Third Sector; Anita Kerwin-Nye, director, The Communication Trust; Rebecca Mauger, head of high-value giving and events, British Red Cross; Andy Munro, executive director of resources, Terrence Higgins Trust; Ian Bruce, president, Cass Centre for Charity Effectiveness; Tristan Donovan, deputy editor, Third Sector; Sacha Deshmukh, chief executive, Mandate Communications; David Moir, head of policy, Association of Charity Shops; Douglas Rouse, corporate partnerships director, Save the Children; Peter Cafferkey, senior company relations manager, Charities Aid Foundation; Richard Evans, chief executive, CfA; Anne Longfield, chief executive, 4Children; Andrew Barnett, director, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Stephen Brooker, chairman, Russam GMS

 

For more information go to www.businesscharityawards.com.

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