Better Society Awards - winners announced

Written by Mark Evans

Congratulations to the winners, and all those shortlisted, at last night’s Better Society Awards. As corporates and companies strive to create a better place, whether through community action, innovation or commerce, the fruits of these efforts have been recognised.

The judges agreed that this year was particularly hard to assess, and that the quality of all entrants was extremely high. Getting to the shortlist was in itself a major achievement, and recognition of the high quality of the great work being done.

None-the-less, there must be winners within these winners, and they were:

Transparent Reporting Award
WINNER: The Crown Estate

Innovation Award

Communications Award

Education Award
WINNER: Absolute Radio & Macmillan Cancer Support

Waste Management and Recycling Programme of the Year
WINNER: Keltbray Environmental
Highly commended: Dubai Municipality Recycling

Built Environment Award

Carbon Reduction or Offset Programme of the Year
WINNER: Manchester Airports Group
Highly commended: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Partnership with an International Charity
WINNER: innocent foundation and Action Against Hunger
Highly commended: The Costa Foundation & PEAS

Partnership with a National Charity
WINNER: Selfridges & Zoological Society of London Project Ocean
Highly commended: Land Securities & Mencap

Partnership with a National Health Charity
WINNER: Deutsche Bank & Autistica

Partnership with a Children's Health Charity
WINNER: TK Maxx & Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens

Partnership with a National Children's Charity
WINNER: Fujitsu & Action for Children

National Commitment to the Community Award
WINNER: Nationwide Building Society

Commitment to the Young Community Award
WINNER: Airbus

Commitment to the Local Community Award
WINNER: Arsenal Football Club

Asset Manager of the Year
WINNER: Rathbone Investment Management

Insurance Company of the Year
WINNER: Ecclesiastical Insurance

Bank of the Year

Accountancy Company of the Year
WINNER: Sayer Vincent LLP

Consultancy of the Year
WINNER: ClimateCare

Best Scheme to Encourage Staff Fundraising
WINNER: Eversholt Rail

Best Scheme to Encourage Staff Fundraising (long-term partners)
WINNER: Lloyds Banking Group & BBC Children in Need
Highly commended: Jardine Motors Group & Whizz-Kidz

Ethical Business Award
WINNER: Firmenich

Pro Bono Company of the Year

An excellent night was followed by some, perhaps, less excellent dancing, and surely a good time was had. So again, a big thank you to all those who took part – and we look forward to the awards in 2018!

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