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BUSINESS AWARDS

1. Pro Bono Company of the Year 
If your organisation has given its time and expertise freely to a defined cause or activity then you should consider entering this category. Whether your services were given directly or through a charity organisation, this award recognises the dedication of you and your staff in helping others. The judges will be seeking evidence of successful outcomes and at least a nominal value of the work pledged. Please note, this is for pro bono work only and is not for fundraising or similar activities. Examples could be in law, media or consultancy. Enter here
2018 WINNER: BJSS

2. Best Scheme to Encourage Staff Fundraising - long term partners
This award will go to the organisation that has done the most to help raise funds for a cause by encouraging participation from its staff. This could be an ongoing association with a charity and is more about the scheme than the monies raised (although the submission should also detail this of course). Enter here
2018 WINNER: Jardine Motors Group & Whizz-Kidz 

3. Best Scheme to Encourage Staff Fundraising
This award will go to the organisation that has done the most to help raise funds for a cause by encouraging participation from its staff. This could be a single campaign for a charity and is more about the scheme than the monies raised (although the submission should also detail this of course). Enter here
2018 WINNER: Deutsche Bank, Autistica and Hope and Homes for Children 

4. Consultancy of the Year
This category is open to specialised consulting companies and fundraising consultants that have a track record of advising charity and not-for-profit organisations or working in sustainability or diversity. Without breeching confidential agreements we would like to see evidence of how an organisation has changed or restructured due to the advice given or create effective campaigns with results, and the positive impact of this. The judges will expect to see figures as well as strategic information. Enter here
2018 WINNER: Campaign Collective 

5. Philanthropy Award
An award designed to recognise organisations and individuals that have made significant commitments to a project, charity or enterprise – usually in the form of a grant to, or formation of, a foundation. Enter here
2018 WINNER: Co-op Foundation & Allan Leighton 

6. Impact Company of the Year - NEW CATEGORY
This award is for demonstrable impact as a part of normal business. For example, creating sustainable supply chain or ensuring ethical practices throughout the operations. Entries can be of direct impact or via investment practices. The judges will seek evidence of the scale of impact relative to the size of organisation and of ongoing commitment rather than a single event, creating a lasting and change. Enter here

FINANCE AWARDS

7. Asset Manager of the Year
In this category we will want to consider the way in which the organisation conducts its business in all areas, but we will also want to be appraised of the conviction this asset manager has for aiding charities and not-for-profits in a direct and specialised way. Judges will seek evidence of a real appreciation of the issues, strong results and communication, as well as an overall ethical approach. Enter here
2018 WINNER: Social and Sustainable Capital 

8. Financial Services Company of the Year
Open to banks, building societies, insurers, auditors, accountants and al providers of financial services. The judges will want to consider the ethical way in which the organisation conducts its business in all areas, but will also want to be appraised of the conviction the company has for aiding charities and not-for-profits in a direct and specialised way. Judges will seek evidence of a real appreciation of the issues, as well as an overall ethical approach. Enter here
2018 WINNER: Standard Life Aberdeen

COMMUNITY AWARDS

9. Commitment to the Local Community Award
This award is for companies that have actively aided and engaged with their local communities in a specific geographical area. The judges will look beyond financial support to consider how an organisation’s resources have been deployed to create long-lasting impact. Enter here
2018 WINNER: Hogan Lovells 

10. National Commitment to the Community Award
This award is for companies that have helped communities across the country, actively aiding and communities in national programmes. The judges will look beyond financial support to consider how an organisation’s resources have been deployed to create long-lasting impact. Enter here
2018 WINNER: Prudential, Teach First and Greenhouse Sports

11. National Commitment to Skills & Training
Skills and training are vital to help both business and individuals progress and develop. This category has emerged from the good work done by all types of commercial organisations to help provide secure futures for people, whether it be in the form of apprenticeships, grants, training in-house of wider community projects. This is a broad category to recognise the importance of development in creating a fair and productive society. Enter here
2018 WINNER: Tata Consultancy Services

12. Local Authority and Social Enterprise Award - NEW CATEGORY
This award is to recognise the work done by organisations that are neither charities nor corporates for the community, although partnerships with corporates or charities are welcome. As previously we have had to decline entries for these endeavours we are now recognising the active role that LAs and SEs can have to helping create a better society. Judges will want to see the identified need and how a solution was effected, and the outcomes the resulted. Quantitate and qualitative evidence can be used to show benefits created, and examples could be of civil regeneration or public services. Enter here

PARTNERSHIP AWARDS

13. Partnership with a National Charity - Children
For corporate partnerships with national children’s charities, the entry should detail how the company has helped the charity achieve its aims. The onus in on the corporate support that has been given, and judges wish to see evidence of real long-term commitment to a project. Enter here
2018 WINNER: Berkeley Foundation (supported by Berkeley Group) & The Lord's Taverners

14. Partnership with a Health Charity - Children
For corporate partnerships with children’s health charities, the entry should detail how the company has helped the charity achieve its aims. The onus in on the corporate support that has been given, and judges wish to see evidence of real long-term commitment to a project. Enter here
2018 WINNER: FTI Consulting & Place2Be

15. Partnership with a National Charity
This is where a corporate partner has taken a lead in helping a national charity achieve its aims. Judges will look for alignment of targets, commitment and contributions that go beyond the purely financial to result in mutually outstanding results. Enter here
2018 WINNER: Virgin Media & Scope

16. Partnership with a Health Charity
Health includes research or care, physical or wellbeing – but as one of the most important issues facing the nation, the judges will be trying to find examples of a corporate partnership that demonstrates commitment above just financial, with results that can be measured. Enter here
2018 WINNER: Sainsbury's Argos & Macmillan Cancer Support

17. Partnership with an International Charity
Whether the corporate partner is national or international, the partnership must have international effect, with the results helping people or causes across borders. As with all the partnership categories, the judges want to see support that is comprehensive and at a deep level. Enter here
2018 WINNER: The Costa Foundation & PEAS

ENVIRONMENT AWARDS

18. Carbon Reduction or Offset Programme of the Year
This award is for organisations that have made significant voluntary progress in reducing carbon emission and/or create effective programmes for off-setting their carbon footprint. Entries can be from businesses that are helping to tackle the issues of emissions of carbon dioxide through actual reduction of emissions, through providing finance to off-setting or by using in-house schemes to compensate (such as renewable energy and forestry projects). The category is also open to organisations that provide off-setting services. Evidence (preferably audited independently) of scale, the resources available to the organisation, benchmarks to the standard for the sector and all relevant programmes of reduction should be included. Enter here
2018 WINNER: Co-op Insurance

19. Built Environment Award
This category is for those schemes or organisations that have made the built environment a better place, in terms of accessibility, use of sustainable materials or energy efficiency. It is intentionally a wide ranging category so that a variety of approaches to creating a buildings, urban environments or conservation can be showcased. Entrants can be new buildings or remodelled projects. Enter here
2018 WINNER: Borough Market

20. Waste Management and Recycling Programme of the Year
This category is both for the efficient and safe disposal of waste, waste reduction programmes and recycling projects that can dramatically cut the waste in an organisation and help reduce need of replacement through re-use, and for organisations that have made significant voluntary progress in reducing carbon emission and/or create effective programmes for off-setting their carbon footprint. Enter here
2018 WINNER: Manchester Airports Group

21. Environment Award
This award is for organisations that have made significant voluntary progress in helping protect the environment, through carbon reduction, offset, energy efficiency, waste recycling and reduction and recycling. Both specialised companies and internal programmes are free to enter, as are companies providing finance to off-setting or by using in-house schemes to compensate (such as renewable energy and forestry projects) The judges will want to see strategy, long-term vision and evidence of success. Enter here
2018 WINNER: Willmott Dixon

NEXT STEP AWARDS

22. Major Project of the Year - NEW CATEGORY
This award is to be given to a single event, campaign or launch rather than ongoing operations, so an example would be help in a crisis (ie plugging funding, donating office space for DR etc) or a single campaign that created immediate change. The size and impact will be judged relative to the size of organisation or organisations involved. Enter here

23. Equality Award - NEW CATEGORY
We would like to award organisations that have made advances in creating fair and equal working environments. Examples would be with access, flexibility fair polices and help for work returners. Judges are NOT seeking breakdowns of workforce as evidence, but are concerned with the work ethos, practical help and fully inclusive practices or programmes. Enter here

24. Innovation Award 
A wide category designed to catch new ways of doing and thinking that can contribute to corporate organisations creating a better society. The judges only ask that entries are unique (that is that the nominated subject has not been submitted in another category) and that it is an innovation that can help solve a problem in a wholly new way. An example would be the AirCarbon plastic made from greenhouse gases recovered from the air. Enter here
2018 WINNER: Barclays

25. Communication and Education Award 
This category is for the best scheme to inform and educate employees on matters of health, charity, environmental or social benefit. Both internal and external communications, as well a combined communications, will be considered. Examples could be education on saving energy or transmitting a message about health awareness. Judges will want to see clear messages being conveyed, and actual samples of the communications as well as a description of the strategic plan and reasoning. Enter here
2018 WINNER: ITV

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