Charity Times Awards 2015 – shortlist announced

Written by Charity Times team

A record number of entries has been whittled down to a shortlist of entrants to the 2015 Charity Times Awards.

The awards, in their 16th year, aim to recognise excellence across the many fields of charity management, promote and raise the profile of the voluntary sector, and celebrate the work charities do alongside partners in the public and private sectors.

Winners of the 29 categories will be announced on 7 October at a ceremony at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London. The event moves to a new venue this year after reaching capacity in 2014.

Publishing director Mark Evans said that the quality and volume of entries this year was impressive, and making the shortlist is an achievement in itself.

“This annual celebration places the spotlight on the hard work and achievements of the sector. Universally recognised as the pinnacle of success, the Charity Times Awards really are the measure of professionalism combined with passion. The record number of entries demonstrates that the sector is in good hands, and at a time when good news about charities seems in short supply winning this accolade not only recognises an outstanding contribution to the sector, but also demonstrates the sector’s vital contribution to society and we look forward to celebrating that in October.”

For more information on the awards, click here.

The shortlist

Charity of the Year: with an income of less than £1 million
CareTrade Charitable Trust
The ClementJames Centre
Coaches Across Continents
Mosaic Clubhouse
Shared Interest Foundation
UK Network of Sex Work Projects (UKNSWP)/National Ugly Mugs Scheme

Charity of the Year: with an income of £1million - £10million
Affinity Sutton Community Foundation
The Albany
Cool Earth
Dame Kelly Holmes Trust
Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
Teens & Toddlers

Charity of the Year: with an income of more than £10 million
Citizen’s Advice
Football Foundation
Langley House Trust
Leonard Cheshire Disability
Teach First

Best New Charity
Bounce Back Foundation
GO! (Great Opportunities) Together
Mane Chance Sanctuary
Millie’s Trust
The Silver Line Helpline
The Teapot Trust
Youth United Foundation

Outstanding Individual Achievement
Dame Hillary Blume, Director, Knit for Peace
Ken Dullaway, Active StreetGames Co-ordinator, StreetGames
Les Heyhoe, Volunteer Fundraiser, KIDS
Dame Esther Rantzen, Founder and President, The Silver Line Helpline
Mohammad Saddique, Volunteer, Victim Support

Rising CEO Star
Suran Dickson, CEO, Diversity Role Models
Francesca Findlater, CEO, Bounce Back Foundation
Natasha Singarayer, CEO, The Abbeyfield Society
Toby Staveley, CEO, Yellow Submarine
Andrew Wallis, CEO, Unseen

Fundraising Team of the Year
Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity
The Brain Tumour Charity
The Polly Parrot Appeal Fundraising Team
Macmillan Cancer Support
Volunteer Fundraising Team – Cancer Research UK

Charity Principal of the Year
Caron Bradshaw, Chief Executive, Charity Finance Group
Gillian Guy, Chief Executive, Citizen’s Advice
Claire Horton, Chief Executive, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Campaigning Team of the Year
The British Youth Council
Cancer Research UK/Action on Smoking & Health
Diabetes UK
Muscular Dystrophy UK
Women’s Aid

Best Use of the Web
The National Autistic Society - Ask Autism
Stroke Association
Target Ovarian Cancer
Victim Support
Young Advisors

PR Team of the Year: with an income of more than £10 million
Diabetes UK
Electrical Safety First
Save the Children

PR Team of the Year: with an income of less than £10 million
Alcohol Concern
Blind Children UK
The Brain Tumour Charity
London’s Air Ambulance

International Charity
Ace Africa
Build Africa

HR Management Award
Leonard Cheshire Disability
Rainbow Trust

Financial Management Award

Social Investment Initiative
Career Connect
Golden Lane Housing
Key Fund

Community Award
Knit for Peace
Missing People Charity
Muscular Dystrophy UK

Fundraising Technology Award
iBid Events
iStreet Giving
London Air Ambulance/Rapidata Services Plc
PayPal Giving Fund/eBay for Charity
Village by Village

Corporate Community Local Involvement
AMAR International Charitable Foundation /Shell Iraq
Community Links/Barclays
Enfield Citizens Advice Bureau /Warburtons Bakery Enfield

Corporate National Partnership Champion
The British Heart Foundation /Asda
The National Autistic Society /Axcis
Prostate Cancer UK/Keyline
Riders for Health/Dorna Sports – MotoGP
The Sabre Charitable Trust /Tullow Oil Plc
The Who Cares? Trust /HBAA

Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Retailer
CLIC Sargent/Lidl
Diabetes UK/Tesco
Marie Curie/Superdrug
The Prince's Trust/Asda
Scottish Association for Mental Health/Jo Malone
Sue Ryder/Morrisons

Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Financial Institution
Cancer Research UK/Virgin Money
Hospice UK/Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks
Parkinson’s UK/Credit Suisse
The Prince's Trust/Royal Bank of Scotland
Save the Children UK/Prudential
Unicef UK/Barclays

Cross-sector Partnership of the Year
Age UK/Zurich Community Trust
The Dash Charity/Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
London's Air Ambulance/ Barts Health NHS Trust
Macmillan Cancer Support/Coventry City Council
National Osteoporosis Society/NHS
The Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact)/Public Prisons Wales

Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year
British Gas/Shelter
Goldman Sachs/Greenhouse Sports
KPMG/Citizens UK
MBNA/Sale Sharks Community Trust
O2- Telefónica UK Limited/National Youth Agency
Yorkshire Building Society - Lasting Legacy Fund

Best Use of Technology
Broadway Lodge
Euan’s Guide
Royal Albert Hall & Samsung Electronics UK
The WESC Foundation

Social Champion Award
Caritas Anchor House
Handmade Alliance C.I.C.

Investment Management
Cazenove Charities
Newton Investment Management
Quilter Cheviot
Rathbones Investment Management Limited
Sarasin & Partners LLP
UBS Wealth Management

Boutique Investment Management
Cordea Savills – Charities Property Fund
Heartwood Investment Management
Impax Asset Management
James Hambro & Partners
Mayfair Capital
Rothschild Wealth Management

Consultancy of the Year
Foster Denovo
International Fundraising Consultanc
Sayer Vincent
Tarnside Consulting

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