2012 Charity Times Awards winners announced

The Charity Times Awards were celebrated last night at a sparkling event attended by over 650 of the sector’s most senior people.

The Charity Principal of the Year was won by Brett Wigdortz, CEO of Teach First; the winner of Outstanding Individual Achievement was Lord John Walton, founder of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign; the Rising CEO Star was won by Charlotte Hill, chief executive of UK Youth.

The Charity of the Year with an income of more than £10million was Anthony Nolan; the Charity of the Year with an income of £1million-£10million was won by Everton in the Community; and the Charity of the Year with an income of less than £1million was won by The Trussell Trust.

The full list of winners and the judges comments on each is as follows:

Consultancy of the Year
Maurice Turnor Gardner
Real People
Ruthless Research
Winner: Deloitte
“Clear evidence of performing very impressive and focused work in the sector.”

Boutique Investment Management
Charities Property Fund
JO Hambro
Jupiter Private Client & Charities
Winner: JO Hambro
“An excellent charity boutique management approach with a very good investment track record.”

Investment Management
Brewin Dolphin
Investec Wealth & Investment
Rathbone Investment Management
Schroders Charities
Winner: Rathbone Investment Management
“An excellent charity commitment and equally good charity investment performance.”

Best Use of the Web
CARE International - Lend With Care
GMC – Learning Disabilities
Living Streets
Mind – Don’t Ignore the Elephant
MissionFish – eBay for Charity
Refuge – 1 in 4 Women
Terrence Higgins Trust – Clever Dick/Smart Arse
Winner: CARE International – Lend With CARE
“An excellent sector-corporate collaboration that uses many advantages of the web to meet the charity’s strategic goals.”
Highly Commended: Mind – Don’t Ignore the Elephant

Best Use of Technology
Amber Foundation – Amber Homeless Helper
Dove House Hospice
JustGiving – JustTextGiving
Public Safety Charitable Trust
Salvation Army
Winner: JustGiving – JustTextGiving
“The winners have helped to create a revolution in the way digital technologies positively impact on fundraising.”
Highly commended: Amber Foundation

HR Management Award
Action Mental Health
The Air Ambulance Service
Blue Sky Development & Regeneration
Broadway Homelessness and Support
Teach First
Winner: Broadway Homelessness and Support
“The HR team showed itself to be clearly central to the charity’s success.”

PR Team of the Year
Diabetes UK
ICAN/ The Communication Trust
Parkinson’s UK
Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
Winner: Diabetes UK
“A highly successful national campaign generating headlines and educational debate, building public awareness and forcing Government to recognise the need to improve services.”
Highly Commended: Parkinson’s UK

Financial Management Award
Alternative Futures Group
Edinburgh Cyrenians
Winner:Alternative Futures Group
“An excellent co-ordinated plan implemented effectively across the organization.”

Fundraising Team of the Year
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
CLIC Sargent
Midlands Air Ambulance
Muscular Dystrophy
War Child
Winner: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
“An excellent example of committed, focused fundraising with first-rate financial returns.”
Highly Commended: War Child

Campaigning Team of the Year
British Heart Foundation
Crisis UK
Leonard Cheshire Disability and Mencap
Protection Against Stalking
Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust
Winner: Protection Against Stalking
“A really outstanding campaign which has achieved amazing results, transforming the legal landscape.”
Highly Commended: Leonard Cheshire Disability and Mencap

Social Investment Initiative
The Big Venture Challenge
Charity Bank
The Disabilities Trust
Key Fund
Winner: Scope
“A highly innovative game changing sector initiative.”

Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year
Dartington Hall Trust/ Channing Wood Prison
Deutsche Bank/The Shakespeare Globe Trust
Lloyds Scholars
National Grid UK/City Year London
Tesco/Alzheimer’s Society
Zurich/My Community Starter
Winner: Lloyds Scholars
“An impressive vision that shows excellent, real and practical results.”
Highly Commended: Deutsche Bank/The Shakespeare Globe Trust

Cross-Sector Partnership
Addaction/Zurich Community Trust
Glasgow Community and Safety Services/Glasgow City Council and Strathclyde Police
Social Care Institute for Excellence, Charity Technology Trust and LASA
Street League/Downing Street
Victims’ Services Alliance
West MiddlesbroughNeighbourhood Trust/ Middlesbrough Borough Council/Greggs/BITC
Winner:Addaction/Zurich Community Trust
“A great example of the vision and work of sector organisations working together to achieve an impressive impact.”

Corporate National Partnership Champion of the Year
Cancer Research UK/ Network Rail
Charity Technology Trust/Microsoft
CLIC Sargent/Virgin Trains
The Communication Trust/ Pearson Assessment
National Youth Agency/Telefonica O2
Winner: Cancer Research UK/Network Rail
“An excellent multi-layered partnership delivering health raising awareness and raising significant funds for vital research.”

Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Retailer
Alzheimer's Society/Tesco
Breast Cancer Campaign/Asda
CLIC Sargent/J D Wetherspoon
Keyline Builders Merchant/The Prostate Cancer Charity
Sightsavers/Financial Times
Winner: Alzheimer's Society/Tesco
“An exceptional partnership with clear and met goals that resulted in an outstanding amount raised.”

Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Financial Institution
Care International UK/The Co-operative
The Children's Trust/Credit Suisse
The Football Foundation/Barclays
Help the Hospices/Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks
Jamie's Farm/Rabobank
The Prostate Cancer Charity/Betfair
War Child UK/Deutsche Bank
Winner: Pfeg/HSBC
“A top quality partnership where the understanding of the mission is evident, producing outstanding results over and above the initial project aims.”

Corporate Community Local Involvement
Berkshire East & South Bucks Women's Aid/Mars
MacIntyre/ Morgan Cole
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign/Hogan Lovells
People to Places/Pfizer
Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal/ Aardman Animations
Winner: Berkshire East & South Bucks Women's Aid/Mars
“An outstanding partnership with clear benefits and shared skills on both sides of the partnership.”

BIG Society Award
Avon and Somerset Constabulary.
Living Streets
London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
Outward Housing
Stop the Traffik
Winner: Living Streets
“A fantastic example of the Big Society at its very best.”
Highly Commended:VInspired

Best New Charity
The Odysseus Foundation
Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds
Tyne Gateway Trust
Yellow Submarine Holidays
Winner: Tyne Gateway Trust
“Outstanding evidence and fantastic delivery in a part of the UK hit hard by the recession.”

International Charity of the Year
Action Against Hunger
Build Africa
Concern Universal
Happy Ever After
Winner:Build Africa
“Outstanding results in tackling the underlying causes of poverty.”

Rising CEO Star
Clare Algar, Executive Director, Reprieve
Charlotte Hill, Chief Executive, UK Youth
Adam Nichols, CEO, Changemakers
Firoz Patel, Founder and CEO, Childreach International
Hanna Sebright, CEO, Midlands Air Ambulance
Matt Stevenson-Dodd, Chief Executive, Street League
Winner: Charlotte Hill, Chief Executive, UK Youth
““Great confidence, rigour, commitment, strong, resourceful leadership and a growth in the charity’s income mark this lady out as a real rising CEO star.”

Charity Principal of the Year
Emma Colyer, CEO, Body & Soul
Pauline Crowe, CEO, Prisoners Abroad
Jonathan Douglas, Director, The National Literacy Trust
Sarah Nancollas, CEO, LEPRA Health in Action
Brett Wigdortz, CEO, Teach First
Winner: Brett Wigdortz, CEO Teach First
“An inspiring, fantastic leader who has driven the organisation from the top.”

Outstanding Individual Achievement
Simon Cowell, Founder,The Wildlife Aid Foundation
Rachel Hevesi, Director, Wild Futures
Steven Rose, Chief Executive, Choice Support
Des Ryan, CEO, Edinburgh Cyrenians
Clive Stafford Smith, Director, Reprieve
John Walton, Founder, Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
Winner: John Walton, founder of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
“An outstanding leader within the sector over 50 very impressive years.”

Charity of the Year: with an income less than £1million
The Children's Univeristy (CU Trust)
Food Train
Jamie’s Farm
National Aid Trust
Partnership for Children
Protection Against Stalking
Safe Partnership
The Trussell Trust
Winner: The Trussell Trust
“Showed fantastic growth and huge success in a wide range of disparate communities.”
Highly Commended: Jamie’s Farm

Charity of the Year: With an income of more than £1million-£10million
Everton in the Community
Greenhouse Charity
Prisoners Abroad
Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity
Women for Women International
Winner: Everton in the Community
“An impressively highly effective charity reaching all levels of the community and involved in a wide range of activities.”

Charity of the Year: With an income of more than £10million
Anthony Nolan
Choice Support
The Football Foundation
Royal British Legion Industries
Teach First
Voluntary Service Overseas
Winner: Anthony Nolan
“A clear evidence of excellence and achievement, meeting with outstanding results on each objective set.”

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