Shortlist unveiled for Third Sector Business Charity Awards

British Gas, Lloyds Banking Group and Cisco are among the contenders for the Business of the Year award

Some winners from last year
Some winners from last year

Well-known companies including the Co-operative, British Gas and BSkyB are among the firms shortlisted for this year’s Third Sector Business Charity Awards.  

Sixty-eight entries have been shortlisted across 19 categories. The awards recognise the valuable contribution that businesses make to the charity sector.

The IT company Cisco and Lloyds Banking Group are among the companies shortlisted for the prestigious Business of the Year award, while finalists in the Charity Partnership – Retail and Leisure category include Asda, Tesco and Marks & Spencer.

The awards also recognise the contribution that smaller companies make to the charitable sector. Shortlisted finalists for the Charity Partnership – Small Business award include Belu Water for its partnership with Water Aid and the IT company SICL for its work with Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The awards continue to be supported by our headline sponsor the Charities Aid Foundation, which will hold a drinks reception for representatives of all of this year’s shortlisted entrants at London Zoo on Wednesday 17 April.

The awards will be presented at a black-tie dinner on Monday 20 May at the Grosvenor House hotel in Park Lane, central London.

To view the full shortlist, visit

To book a place at the awards dinner, visit


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