The winners of the 2017 National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards were announced yesterday at Clothworkers Hall in London. The awards showcase the best examples and recognise the excellent work carried out by companies and their employees.

Winners included Arriva London, The Entertainer, Royal Bank of Scotland and the Royal Mail Group who received special recognition with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Royal Mail Group have provided a Payroll Giving scheme for nearly 30 yrs and have seen thousands of colleagues, past and present, generously give through payroll to over 1400 registered charities and good causes. Employees have raised almost £60 million over the last three decades, with over £2.4 million raised last year.

Arag Plc won Most Innovative Campaign – Small employer.

The awards were presented by Peter Lewis, CEO, Institute of Fundraising and Panikos Efthimiou, Chair of The Association of Payroll Giving Organisations and Mervi Slade, Chair of Institute of Fundraising’s Payroll Giving Special Interest Group.

2017 Winners

Best Overall Campaign: The Entertainer

Lifetime Achievement Award: The Royal Mail Group

Best Government and Public Sector Employer:

Winner – CIPP

Highly Commended – Northern Ireland Civil Service

Most Innovative Campaign: 

LargeWinner – Arriva London    Highly Commended – Costco

MediumWinner – Valero    Highly Commended – Aurum Holdings

SmallWinner – Arag Plc.

Best Promotional Partnership:

MegaWinner – Sainsbury’s    Highly Commended – Network Rail

LargeWinner – Costco    Highly Commended – Arriva London

Medium Winner – Experian    Highly Commended – Zoopla Property Group

SmallWinner – Chesterton’s Global Ltd    Highly Commended – ARAG Plc

Most Successful Sustained Scheme:

MegaWinner – Royal Bank of Scotland    Highly Commended – Sainsbury’s

LargeWinner – Arriva London    Highly Commended – Northern Ireland Civil Service

MediumWinner – The Entertainer    Highly Commended – Think Money Group

SmallWinner – Balcas    Highly Commended – Angel Trains Ltd

Best Fundraiser: Mark Slade

Best Corporate Champion:

Winner – Debbie Bullock of Aviva

Highly Commended – Jan Barratt of Experian