Business Charity Awards shortlist announced

More than 80 companies have made the shortlist across 26 categories

Premier Inn, Asda and the Yorkshire Building Society are among the companies shortlisted for this year’s Business Charity Awards.

The awards, run by Third Sector, recognise the outstanding support given by businesses to UK charities and voluntary organisations.

More than 80 companies have made this year’s list across 26 categories. 

Asda has been shortlisted in both the Charity Partnership – Fashion and Retail, and the Long-term Partnership categories for its work with Breast Cancer Now. The supermarket giant has raised more than £68m through its Tickled Pink campaign in aid of the fight against breast cancer over the past 24 years.

The Yorkshire Building Society is among the finalists in the Charity Partnership – Financial Services category for its Rent Deposit Scheme, which is helping more than 700 homeless young people to live independently.

Premier Inn has been shortlisted in the category of Employee Engagement for its Your Everest initiative in aid of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. The initiative encouraged the hotel chain’s staff to challenge themselves to do something that improved their wellbeing and raise money for the children’s charity at the same time.

The winners were originally due to be announced on 20 May at an awards evening in central London, but alternative arrangements are now being made given the coronavirus outbreak. Finalists will be notified shortly of the changes.

Andy Hillier, business director of Third Sector, said: “In these difficult times, it’s good to remind ourselves of all the great work that already happens across the country.

"In the coming weeks and months we’re going to need more charities and companies to follow the lead of this year’s Business Charity Awards finalists and come together to work for the benefit of society."

The full shortlist can be found here.

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