Shortlists for Business Charity Awards announced

The 20 categories recognise the outstanding support given to charities by UK businesses

Aldi, Iceland, Vision Express and Peppa Pig are among the brands that are in the running to win a Business Charity Award.

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

There are 20 categories, and other companies on the shortlist include Dulux UK, L’Oreal Paris and P&O Cruises.

Investec won Business of the Year in 2017. Abigail Brady, corporate sustainability programme coordinator at the company, is co-chairing the judging panel this year.

The winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner at the Marriott Grosvenor Square in London on 23 May.

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The shortlist

Charity partnerships

Automotive & transport

CarShop with Global's Make Some Noise

Hyundai Motor UK with Cancer Research UK

Jardine Motors Group with Whizz-Kidz

Consumer goods/food & beverage

Dulux UK with Outward Bound Trust

Brita UK with Whale and Dolphin Conservation UK

The Co-op with British Red Cross

Iceland with Alzheimer's Society

Fashion & retail

Amazon with In Kind Direct

Clarks with Unicef UK

Hobbycraft with Together for Short Lives

Selfish Mother with Save the Children

Financial services

Barclays Bank with Jubilee Sailing Trust

Citi with VSO and Balloon Ventures

HSBC with Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Investec with Arrival Education

NatWest Bank with the Conservation Volunteers

Simply Business with Whizz-Kidz

Health, beauty & pharmaceuticals

GSK with Save the Children UK

Novo Nordisk with Diabetes UK

Simplyhealth with Royal Voluntary Services

Media & entertainment

Champions UK with Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

Entertainment One (Peppa Pig) with Save the Children

Professional services

KPMG with the City Academy, Hackney

Sheffield Hallam University Facilities Directorate with Cavendish Cancer Care

Property & construction

Bellway Homes with Cancer Research UK

The Berkeley Foundation with the Lord's Taverners

Cala Homes with the Prince's Trust

Tideway with Thames21

Legal

Charles Russell Speechlys with the Carers Trust

Weil, Gotshal & Manges with the Sick Children's Trust

Sport, travel & leisure

Kew Green Owned Hotels with Greenfingers Charity

P&O Cruises with Teenage Cancer Trust

First Choice Holiday Villages with Tommy's

Other awards

Marketing partnership of the year

Arsenal and the Arsenal Foundation with Save the Children

HSBC UK with Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer Scotland

L'Oréal Paris with the Prince's Trust

Lloyds Bank with Macmillan Cancer Support

Vision Express with International Glaucoma Association

Project of the year

Prudential UK with Royal Voluntary Service

Barclays with Catch22 and the Prince's Trust

Qlik with Medair

Weil, Gotshal & Manges with the Sick Children's Trust

Challenge event of the year

Barclays Bank with Jubilee Sailing Trust

ISS UK with the Prince's Trust

Sainsbury's Argos with Macmillan Cancer Support

Taylor Wessing and The Four Oarsmen

Tesco National Charity Partnership with British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK

Community impact

Aldi with RSPB

Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society with Little Havens Children’s Hospice

Prudential with Greenhouse Sports

Consortium award

The Credit Suisse EMEA Foundation, City Year UK and the National Gallery

Tesco National Charity Partnership with Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation

Vodafone UK, the Vodafone Foundation with Parent Zone

Corporate foundation award

Axis Foundation

The Credit Suisse EMEA Foundation

PwC Foundation

Unite Students Foundation

CSR Team of the Year

Amey Kent Highways

Prudential UK

Yorkshire Building Society

Employee engagement initiative of the year

FirstGroup

Heathrow

The awards for Business of the Year and Outstanding Employee will be announced on the night.

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