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.
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:
Large – Winner – Arriva London Highly Commended – Costco
Medium – Winner – Valero Highly Commended – Aurum Holdings
Small – Winner – Arag Plc.
Best Promotional Partnership:
Mega – Winner – Sainsbury’s Highly Commended – Network Rail
Large – Winner – Costco Highly Commended – Arriva London
Medium – Winner – Experian Highly Commended – Zoopla Property Group
Small – Winner – Chesterton’s Global Ltd Highly Commended – ARAG Plc
Most Successful Sustained Scheme:
Mega – Winner – Royal Bank of Scotland Highly Commended – Sainsbury’s
Large – Winner – Arriva London Highly Commended – Northern Ireland Civil Service
Medium – Winner – The Entertainer Highly Commended – Think Money Group
Small – Winner – Balcas Highly Commended – Angel Trains Ltd
Best Fundraiser: Mark Slade
Best Corporate Champion:
Winner – Debbie Bullock of Aviva
Highly Commended – Jan Barratt of Experian