Charity Times Awards winners announced

Written by Andrew Holt

The 2010 Charity Times Awards winners were revealed at a splendid awards dinner at the prestigious London Hilton in Park Lane London on Wednesday night, attended by over 480 leading individuals from the sector.

IntoUniversity won the Charity of the Year with an income of less than £1m and BTCV won Charity of the Year with an income more than £1m.

The Outstanding Individual Achievement Award went to Fiona Dawe, chief executive of YouthNet and Charity Principal of the Year was awarded to Philip Bartey, CEO of Autism Plus.

The full list of the winners and highly commended are as follows:

Charity of the Year: with an income of less than £1m:

Highly Commended: Excellent Development

Highly Commended: Chance UK

Winner: IntoUniversity

Judges comments: “The winner showed a high level of dynamism and substantial evidence of impact.”

Charity of the Year: with an income of more than £1m:

Highly Commended: Concern Universal

Highly Commended: Drinkaware

Winner: BTCV

Judges comments: “With a clear, focused, mission, the winner has successfully broken new ground while changing minds and attitudes.”

Outstanding Individual Achievement

Highly Commended: David Constantine, Motivation Charitable Trust

Highly Commended: John Henry Seymour, Community Link Up

Winner: Fiona Dawe, YouthNet

“A clear leader who has shown real impact and driven the charity’s growth.”

Best New Charity

Highly Commended: CoppaFeel

Winner: FoodCycle

“The winner has shown rapid growth with an exciting, successful, enterprising approach.”

Charity Principal of the Year

Highly Commended: Keith Fernett, Anchor House

Highly Commended: Toby Hewson, JustDifferent

Winner: Philip Bartey, Autism Plus

“The winner has taken the organisation on to an entirely new level.”

Best Charity to Work For

Winner: The Lighthouse Group

Comments on the winner: "This year the competition was fiercer and the number of votes polled bigger than before. The eventual winners were consistently strong on the way that staff are treated, but won out in the end because of the total loyalty of their staff, both in the length of time they stayed with the charity, and the willingness to vote for them. Comments from employees included such terms as: ‘fantastic place to work’ and ‘brilliant leadership’

Finance Team of the Year

Winner: Broadway

“The winner has kept the charity in very good shape, enabling it to focus on its mission.”

Fundraising Team of the Year

Highly Commended: Claire House Children’s Hospice

Winner: Community Foundation for Merseyside

“A clear fundraising success, highlighted by a record income year from all sectors, boosting its strong community projects.”

Campaigning Team of the Year

Highly Commended: National Aids Trust

Winner: British Heart Foundation

“An outstanding successful, but very ambitious campaign, whose results matched its ambition.”

PR Team of the Year

Winner: Alzheimer’s Research Trust

“A very close category, but this PR team achieved a sea change in perception of its organization and a really effective holistic PR approach.”

Social Enterprise of the Year

Winner: Afrikids

“An amazing charity whose key objective is to create local sustainable solutions and to break dependency on Western donations by 2018.”

Best Use of Technology

Highly Commended: GMP in Action

Highly Commended: Manchester and Cheshire Dogs Home (AniLog)

Winner: Relate for Parents

“The judges were blown away by the winners thoughtful integration of a range of interative applications that strongly communicates the organisation’s values.”

Best Use of Web

Highly commended: Arthritis Research UK
Highly commended: Cancer Research UK MyProjects

Winner: Dogs Trust

“The winner has created a website that makes excellent use of the charity’s key brand, to deliver an online experience that is compelling, memorable and fun.”

Corporate National Partnership of the Year

Highly Commended: Global Action Plan/Sky

Winner: RNID/ The Co-operative Group

“A first-rate partnership that has joined-up thinking throughout.”

Corporate Community Local Involvement

Winner: Community Links/BNY Mellon

“A very innovative multi-layered partnership, with clear benefits.”

Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year

Winner: The Lighthouse Group/Osborne Clarke

“A unique partnership based on real sustainability and benefits.”

Banking Services

Winner: Unity Trust Bank

“An absolute focus on the sector, formulating banking offerings that fit the needs of its non-for-profit clients.”

Investment Management

Winner: Schroders Charities

“A very strong track record with a great deal of innovation tailored to the charity sector.”

Accountancy Services

Baker Tilly
RSM Tenon

Winner: RSM Tenon

“An impressive list of quality services and support to the charity sector.”

Insurance Services

Winner: Access Insurance

“A solid commitment to the sector and charities of all sizes.”

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