Third Sector Excellence Awards 2012: The judging

A record number of entries, shortlisted by a record number of expert judges, were received for the eighth annual edition of the Third Sector Excellence Awards

Some of the most experienced experts and practitioners in the voluntary sector were recruited to the 30-strong panel of judges for this year's Third Sector Excellence Awards.

They included the veteran fundraiser Ken Burnett, Bob Reitemeier, chief executive of the Essex Community Foundation, and Rosie Chapman, former director of policy and effectiveness at the Charity Commission and now an independent adviser.

Split into nine groups, they read through the record total of 450 online entries and assembled in June at the offices of Haymarket Media Group, Third Sector's parent company, to decide on a shortlist of more than 100 and ascribe a score to each.

As well as comparing notes on the entrants, the judges reviewed extra material, such as campaign literature and annual reports, and discussed their merits. Most declared themselves impressed by the quality of the entries.

In a number of cases where judges had a personal interest of any kind, they stood aside from the debate and did not take part in the scoring. Entrants with the highest mean average score were declared the winner, and those a few points behind the leader were highly commended.

The winner of the Luke FitzHerbert Lifetime Achievement Award was chosen by the Third Sector editorial team. The award is named after Luke FitzHerbert, a leading light at the Directory of Social Change until his death in a road accident in 2007.

ANNUAL REPORT, COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

Tilly Boulter, chief executive, Think Publishing1. Tilly Boulter, chief executive, Think Publishing

 

 

Ceri Doyle, director of strategy, Big Lottery Fund2. Ceri Doyle, director of strategy, Big Lottery Fund

 

 

Simon Hebditch, consultant3. Simon Hebditch, consultant

 


BRAND DEVELOPMENT, DIRECT MARKETING CAMPAIGN

Francine Bates, chief executive, Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths4. Francine Bates, chief executive, Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths

 

 

Vicky Browning, director, CharityComms5. Vicky Browning, director, CharityComms

 

 

Ken Burnett, managing trustee, SOFII - the Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration6. Ken Burnett, managing trustee, SOFII - the Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration

 

 

Max du Bois, executive director, Spencer du Bois7. Max du Bois, executive director, Spencer du Bois

 


COMMUNICATIONS CAMPAIGN

Dean Russell, European social media director, Lewis PR8. Dean Russell, European social media director, Lewis PR

 

 

Ben Summerskill, chief executive, Stonewall9. Ben Summerskill, chief executive, Stonewall

 


WEBSITE, USE OF DIGITAL MEDIA

Caroline Diehl, chief executive, The Media Trust10. Caroline Diehl, chief executive, The Media Trust

 

 

Peter Maple, senior lecturer for MSc Management in Civil Society, London South Bank University11. Peter Maple, senior lecturer for MSc Management in Civil Society, London South Bank University

 

 

Karl Wilding, head of policy, research and foresight, National Council for Voluntary Organisations12. Karl Wilding, head of policy, research and foresight, National Council for Voluntary Organisations

 


FUNDRAISING EVENT, FUNDRAISING TEAM, INNOVATION IN FUNDRAISING

David Burrows, head of fundraising, TDA13. David Burrows, head of fundraising, TDA

 

 

Richard Gutch, associate, Prospectus14. Richard Gutch, associate, Prospectus

 

 

Alan Hopley, director of fundraising, marketing and communications, Addaction15. Alan Hopley, director of fundraising, marketing and communications, Addaction

 

 

Alistair McLean, chief executive, Fundraising Standards Board16. Alistair McLean, chief executive, Fundraising Standards Board

 


CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP

Philip Kirkpatrick, partner and joint head of charity and social enterprise, Bates Wells & Braithwaite London17. Philip Kirkpatrick, partner and joint head of charity and social enterprise, Bates Wells & Braithwaite London

 

Reza Motazedi, head of charities and not-for-profit, Deloitte18. Reza Motazedi, head of charities and not-for-profit, Deloitte

 

 

Bob Reitemeier, chief executive, Essex Community Foundation19. Bob Reitemeier, chief executive, Essex Community Foundation

 


BEST EMPLOYER, VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR, CHARITY CHAIR OF THE YEAR

Rosie Chapman, independent charity adviser, Belinda Pratten and Rosie Chapman Associates20. Rosie Chapman, independent charity adviser, Belinda Pratten and Rosie Chapman Associates

 

 

Joan Coyle, HR director, Save the Children International21. Joan Coyle, HR director, Save the Children International

 

 

Justin Davis Smith, chief executive, Volunteering England22. Justin Davis Smith, chief executive, Volunteering England

 

 

Joe Irvin, chief executive, Navca23. Joe Irvin, chief executive, Navca

 


ENTERPRISE, CHARITY PARTNERSHIP, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, PUBLIC SECTOR PARTNERSHIP

Caron Bradshaw, chief executive, Charity Finance Group24. Caron Bradshaw, chief executive, Charity Finance Group

 

 

Chris Harris, partner, MHA MacIntyre Hudson25. Chris Harris, partner, MHA MacIntyre Hudson

 

 

Malcolm Hayday, chief executive, Charity Bank26. Malcolm Hayday, chief executive, Charity Bank

 

 

Alison Paines, partner, Withers27. Alison Paines, partner, Withers

 


SMALL CHARITY, BIG ACHIEVER, THIRD SECTOR BIG IMPACT AWARD

Tom Flood, chair, Acevo Solutions28. Tom Flood, chair, Acevo Solutions

 

 

Dame Mary Marsh, director, Clore Social Leadership Programme29. Dame Mary Marsh, director, Clore Social Leadership Programme

 

 

Steve Wyler, chief executive, Locality30. Steve Wyler, chief executive, Locality

 

 

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