Companies celebrate success of payroll giving at national awards ceremony

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17 November 2015

Employers from across the UK have come together to celebrate the success of Payroll Giving at this year’s National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards held at the House of Lords.

The National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards celebrate the work of employers that have gone the extra mile, whether by encouraging their staff to give to so many good causes by matching staff donations pound-for-pound, or by running extensive internal promotions to get more people signed up to Payroll Giving.

Speaking at this year's awards ceremony, hosted by Lord MacKenzie of Framwellgate, Mervi Slade, Chair of the Institute of Fundraising’s Payroll Giving Special Interest Group, said: “It is hugely satisfying to see that so many organisations have embraced Payroll Giving. The judging panel were impressed by the quality of entries and the innovative approaches taken by employers to create and sustain some really effective campaigns for their employees.” 

Presenting the Awards were Rob Wilson MP, Minister for Civil Society, and Damian Hinds MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury.

Rob Wilson MP, Minister for Civil Society, said: Congratulations to everyone here tonight. The individuals and organisations represented here demonstrate our nation’s generous nature and willingness to give. I hope that, through the example they set, they will inspire more employers to support Payroll Giving, helping us to build a bigger and stronger society.”

Damian Hinds MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, said: “Payroll Giving is an effective mechanism to enable the famously generous British people to donate to charities who do vital work. The winners of these awards demonstrate the best of this scheme and their successes should be celebrated.”

Panikos Efthimiou, Chair of the Association of Payroll Giving Organisations, said: "Congratulations from the APGO to everyone shortlisted for the NPGEAs. Thank you to employers and their employees around the UK for continuing to make payroll giving a continued success and providing much-needed income for charitable causes."


Winners of the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards 2015:

Most Innovative Campaign – Large Employer 

Winner: Aviva UK

Highly Commended: Vodafone

Shortlisted: DHL UK


Most Innovative Campaign – Medium Employer 

Winner: Arriva London

Highly Commended: Clyde & Co LLP

Shortlisted: Allstate Northern Ireland


Most Innovative Campaign – Small Employer 

Winner: Checkatrade

Highly Commended: Valero Energy Ltd

Shortlisted: Living Social


Best Campaign – Government & Public Sector Employer 

Winner: HM Revenue & Customs

Highly Commended: Northern Ireland Civil Service

Shortlisted: Southern Health & Social Care Trust


Best Campaign – Civil Society Employer 

Winner: WaterAid

Shortlisted: Marie Curie


Most Successful Sustained Scheme – Large Employer 

Winner: JTI UK

Highly Commended: Royal Mail Group

Shortlisted: Capita


Most Successful Sustained Scheme – Medium Employer 

Winner: Henderson Group

Highly Commended: Admiral Group

Shortlisted: Experian


Most Successful Sustained Scheme – Small Employer 

Winner: Telereal Trillium

Highly Commended: Checkatrade

Shortlisted: UKTV Media Ltd


Best Innovative Promotional Partnership – Large Employer 

Winner: Vodafone

Highly Commended: Aviva UK

Shortlisted: J Sainsbury plc


Best Innovative Promotional Partnership – Medium Employer 

Winner: The Entertainer

Highly Commended: Allstate Northern Ireland

Shortlisted: First Source


Best Innovative Promotional Partnership – Small Employer 

Winner: Balcas


Best Fundraiser 

Winner:  Dean Rogers, Royal Navy & Royal Marine Charity

Shortlisted: Helen Palmer, Bell Fundraising

Shortlisted: Jan Finch, StC Payroll Giving


Best Corporate Champion 

Winner: Julie Ward, Asda

Shortlisted: Vanessa Cowan, University of Manchester


Best Overall Campaign

Winner: Henderson Group

Highly Commended: The Entertainer


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