Judges announced for 2020 Business Charity Awards

The names have been revealed two weeks before the early-bird entry period ends

The judges have been announced for Third Sector’s Business Charity Awards 2020, which celebrate the significant contribution made by companies to UK charities and social enterprises.

The experts who will be scrutinising this year’s entries include Arvinda Gohil, chief executive of Central YMCA, Edward Gillespie, head of new partnerships at Oxfam, Natasha Kashyap, head of philanthropy & partnerships at Bowel Cancer UK, Kate Franks, director of the Innocent Foundation, Faiza Khan, engagement and insight director at the National Lottery Community Fund, and Tim Hyde, the Royal Mail postman who won last year’s Outstanding Employee award, which is given to a person in a company who has made an exceptional contribution to charity with the support of their employer.

The news comes as there are just two weeks remaining to enter to take advantage of the reduced cost early-bird entry rate.

There are 25 categories in this year’s awards, including a new sustainability award, plus the Business of the Year award, which will be selected from winners on the night.

The pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca was named Business of the Year 2019 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 could lead healthy lives.

This year’s winners will be announced at a ceremony in central London on 20 May.

Entries made by the early-bird deadline of 6 February will cost £375 plus VAT. Those made before the standard deadline of 17 February will cost £460 plus VAT.

The full list of judges for this year’s awards is available here.

For more information on the awards and how to enter, click here.

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