2013 Charity Times Awards winners announced

The 2013 Charity Times Awards were celebrated last night at a glittering and sector leading event in London attended by over 650 of the sector’s most senior people.

Andrew Holt, editor of Charity Times, said: "It was an outstanding evening. The quality of the shortlist this year was the highest ever.

"The Charity Times Awards show the sector at its very best: each shortlist is a high quality mark in excellence. One of the judges remarked to me, the awards shortlist makes you proud to be part of the sector."

The shortlist and category winners in full:
Charity of the Year: with an income of less than £1million
Bag Books
Busoga Trust
Bromley Mencap
Create (Arts)
St Petrock's
Yorkshire MESMAC
Winner: Yorkshire MESMAC
“A very thoughtful, innovative approach, with an amazingly impressive impact.”

Highly Commended: Bag Books
“A simple but highly effective approach with a huge reach.”

Charity of the Year: with and income between £1million and £10million
Alzheimer’s Research UK
Royal Free Charity
Missing People
Westminster House Youth Club
Laureus Sport for Good Foundation
Living Streets
Halton Haven Hospice

Winner: Alzheimer’s Research UK
“Tremendous evidence of a record income, advances in research and winning major support from government.”

Highly Commended: Living Streets
“Showed great growth in its aims of influence, impact and income.”

Charity of the Year with and income of more than £10million
Concern Universal
Horder Heathcare
Stroke Association
StepChange Debt Charity
Muslim Aid
Royal British Legion Industries
Victim Support

Winner: Royal British Legion Industries
“A fantastic example of quality, excellence, passion, commitment and dedication.”

Highly Commended: Victim Support
“An excellent example of hard worked campaigning meeting the needs of its beneficiaries.”

Highly Commended: Concern Universal
“Evidence of long-term impact by helping communities deliver real, practical solutions.”

Best New Charity
Cybersmile Foundation
Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust
Orchid Project
The Fcancer Project
Stop Hate UK
Winner: Street Games UK
“An outstanding project to engage young people in sporting activity ‘on their doorstep’: reaching a real diverse range of disadvantaged young people.”

Highly Commended: The Cybersmile Foundation
“Deserves special praise as a new charity to combat cyber-bullying, set-up and run by volunteers who themselves have been affected and using innovative methods.”

Outstanding Individual Achievement
Ray Barnett, founder and CEO, African Children’s Choir and Music for life
Holly Bottomley, chairman, Brighthouse Old Peoples Welfare Committee
Paul Richard Baron, overseas projects implementation manager, Bhagavat Educational Trust
Clive Stafford Smith, founder and director, Reprieve

Winner: Paul Richard Baron, overseas projects implementation manager, Bhagavat Educational Trust
“An amazing multilayered and passionate contribution to British and European civil society.”

Highly Commended: Clive Stafford Smith, founder and director, Reprieve
“A very impressive record having impacted on hundreds of lives in the sector and global society.”

Rising CEO Star
Delia Donovan, managing director, Berkshire East & South Bucks Women's Aid
Nicky Goulder, chief executive, Create (Arts)
Clare Algar, executive director, Reprieve
Sonal Shah,chief executive, London Community Foundation
Dr Katie Perry, Chief Executive, Daphne Jackson Trust
Kate Lee, chief executive, Myton Hospices

Winner: Kate Lee
“Clear top quality leadership is evident through some fantastic success in the organisation’s growth and new, highly innovative developments throughout the charity. A clear rising sector star.”

Highly Commended: Sonal Shah
“Excellent leadership is highlighted in an impressive increase in income and obvious passion.”

Fundraising Team of the Year
Action Against Hunger
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
Cancer Research UK
The Myton Hospices
Winner: Action Against Hunger
“An amazing example of fundraising as its very best.”

Charity Principal of the Year
Henny Braund, chief executive, Anthony Nolan
Chris Burghes, chief executive, Royal Free Charity
Timothy Pain, chief executive, Forest YMCA
Claire Horton, chief executive, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
Dr Denise Barrett-Baxendale, chief executive, Everton in the Community
Anna Whitty, chief executive, ECT Charity

Winner: Henny Braund, chief executive, Anthony Nolan
“Clear evidence of inspirational leadership, a doubling of income, and developing an ambitious strategy to double the number of lives saved.”

Highly Commended: Dr Denise Barrett-Baxendale, chief executive, Everton in the Community
“Tremendous vision and leadership has helped to generate some of the most inspiring and impactful community outcomes for the charity.”

Campaigning Team of the Year
Body & Soul
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
British Heart Foundation
Diabetes UK
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
Prostate Cancer UK
Victim Support

Winner: British Heart Foundation
“A highly imaginative, innovative and unique campaign with outstanding impact.”

Highly Commended: Crisis
“A powerful and effective policy led campaign which prevented a flawed proposal from becoming law, significantly helping society and the charity’s beneficiaries.”

Highly Commended: Body & Soul
“Effectively raised an important and neglected issue on a small budget.”

Best Use of the Web
Support through Sport UK
Personal Finance Education Group
VisitWoods/The Woodland Trust
Lessons from Africa/Send a Cow/Positive
Bridging the Gap/Inclusion Trust
Don't Cover It Up/Refuge

Winner: Refuge: Don’t Cover it Up
“Delivered an extraordinary return, reaching 73 million people worldwide in over 40 countries, with over a million views on YouTube, 30,000 shares on Facebook, 10,000 tweets and 3,000 mentions in blogposts. All this from a very small budget.”

Highly Commended
Send a Cow: Lessons from Africa
“A detailed understanding of the target market combined an appreciation of how the digital channel can bring about unprecedented opportunities for engagement, resulting in a website refresh that is delivering exponential returns.”

PR Team of the Year
Alcohol Concern
Alzheimer's Society
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
Diabetes UK
Electrical Safety Council/Forster Communications
Fairtrade Foundation
Helpless campaign/St John Ambulance
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

Winner: Muscular Dystrophy Campaign - Trailblazers
“A niche campaign that leveraged the power of real voices and stories, underpinned by skilful coaching and management of its spokespeople and a strong emphasis on stakeholder partnerships, it saw fantastic results.”

Highly Commended: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
“A perfect example of how not to sit on your laurels: its team proactively jumped on a valuable source for generating spin off coverage and new dialogue across all media and all regions.”

Highly commended: Alcohol Concern
“A difficult subject tackled in a modern social way. Meticulous planning to develop the event Dry January with superb supporting infrastructure and social media facilitation.”

International Charity
Action Against Hunger
Bhagavat Educational Trust
Muslim Aid
Environmental Investigation Agency
Shanti Life

Winner: Muslim Aid
“Strategically balanced and highly effective in terms of their programme, activities and impact.”

HR Management Award
Diabetes UK
Fairtrade Foundation
Living Streets
Teach First

Winner: Diabetes UK
“A top class all-encompassing HR strategy.”

Highly Commended: Addaction
“Impressive numbers and overall approach.”

Financial management award
Quaker Social Action
Mousetrap Theatre Projects
Huntington’s Disease Association
The British School of Osteopathy
Family Links

Winner: The British School of Osteopathy
“A very fine example of financial excellence.”

Social Investment Initiative
Big Issue Invest
Golden Lane Housing
Golden Giving
The Disabilities Trust Foundation
Shanti Life

Winner: Golden Lane Housing
“A well evidenced success in a recent and innovative area of social finance raising £8 million through a bond issue.”

Big Society Award
Forever Manchester
The Upper Room
StreetGames UK
Viewfinder Photography Gallery

Winner: Forever Manchester
“A great example of local people taking control of issues they care about, and sparking yet more self-reliance, strategy and leadership.”

Fundraising Technology Award
The Zombie Revolution/St John Ambulance
eBay for Charity - PayPal Giving Fund
Plumpy Nut Challenge/Merlin
FastStats/Save the Children

Winner: Plumpy Nut Challenge/Merlin
“A first rate, highly innovative technological approach, harnessing the power of social media with great impact and results.”

Corporate Community Local Involvement
National Energy Action/E.ON UK
Save the Children/Morrisons
Help the Hospices/Allianz
Demelza Hospice Care for Children/Axis Europe

Winner: Demelza Hospice Care for Children/Axis Europe
“An excellent example of shared skills, with partnership benefits working on so many levels.”

Corporate National Partnership Champion
Cancer Research UK/ScottishPower
Macmillan Cancer Support/Coral Racing
Royal Aeronautical Society/Boeing
UK Youth/Microsoft
Wallace &Gromit's Children's charity/Pasta King

Winner: UK Youth/ Microsoft UK
“A strong partnership: what was so impressive was how the staff of corporate company ‘went the extra mile’ to provide practical support, mentoring, training and equipment to make this a very successful partnership.”

Highly Commended: Wallace & Gromit/Pasta King
“A novel two-way partnership reaching 3,600 schools, and improving take-up of healthy school meals as well as raising funds for children’s hospitals.”

Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Retailer
Save Wild Tigers/HS1
IntoUniversity/White Stuff
Breast Cancer Campaign/Asda
CLIC Sargent/J D Wetherspoon
Cancer Research UK/Tesco
Marine Conservation Society/Marks & Spencer
Childhood Eye Cancer Trust/ Vision Express
Prostate Cancer UK/Keyline Builders Merchant

Winner: Marine Conservation Society/Marks & Spencer
“A strong charity/business partnership with potential to have powerful impact on the charity mission while also involving a business in changing the way it does business.”

Corporate National Partnership of the Year with a Financial Institution
Save the Children/Lloyds Banking Group
Citizens UK/KPMG
Money Advice Trust/Nationwide
Pink Ribbon Foundation/Hastings Direct
Royal National Lifeboat Institution/Yorkshire Building Society
Teach First/BlackRock

Winner: Citizens UK/KPMG.
“A real combination of providing resources, pro bono services, and building on the core capabilities of the corporate partner throughout: the campaign stands to make a huge impact on both policy and practice across the UK corporate sector.”

Cross-sector Partnership of the Year
Action Against Hunger/ The Department for International Development
The Prince's Trust/Zurich Community Trust
Care Quality Commission/Choice Support
Body & Soul/St George’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals
The Brain Tumour Charity/The University of Nottingham/The RCPCH/The Health Foundation
London Citizens/Mayor of London

Winner: Brain Tumour Society/CBTRC University of Nottingham, RCPCH, Health Foundation
“An outstanding partnership making a real impact through crucial early diagnosis of brain tumours: it was a thoroughly researched, well-planned and innovative project to engage professionals as well as raise public awareness.”

Highly Commended: London Citizens/ Mayor of London
‘Deserves special praise as a campaign which has really permeated the public consciousness and benefited 45,000 people through community action.’

Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year
StreetGames UK/Coca-Cola Great Britain
British Red Cross/Land Rover
The Lloyds Scholars Programme
Cancer Research UK/Beiersdorf

Winner: Cancer Research/Nivea Sun
“This campaign was professionally planned, using sophisticated market research, in order to encourage safer behaviour to avoid sun-related skin cancer.”

Highly commended: British Red Cross/ Land Rover
“A genuinely remarkable effort from the company and staff.”

Best use of Technology
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
The Fcancer Project
Listening Books
Breakthough Breast Cancer
EMMAUS Gloucestershire

Winner: Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN): #TechnologyMeans
“An integrated and truly responsive use of digital platforms enabled this organisation to deliver its key messages with clarity and precision.”

Social Champion Award
Anchor House
Big Issue Invest
City Year UK
Dartington Hall Trust

Winner: Big Issue Invest
“A high impact across a wide-range of social needs and on a wide geographical base with clear evidence of effect across a wide range of organisations.”

Highly Commended: Anchor House
“A well-recognised and well evidenced impact.”

Investment Management
Brewin Dolphin
Charles Stanley
Investec Wealth & Investment
JP Morgan Private Bank
Jupiter Asset Management
Rathbone Investment Management
Schroders Charities

Schroder Charities
“The longevity in providing services to charities, the rigour of their process and excellent performance in the last year is highly evident.”

Boutique Investment Management
J O Hambro Investment Management
Mayfair Capital Investment Management

Winner: Quilter
“A solid background in managing charity investment, an emphasis on the regional and local accessibility of services, and a commitment to putting investment management behind the charity´s long term objectives.”

Consultancy of the Year
Broadway’s Real People
Crowe Clark Whitehill
International Fundraising Consultancy
TPP Not for Profit
Roots Human Resources CIC
Ruthless Research

Winner: Broadway's Real People for Consultancy of the Year
“A very professional HR consultancy and training provider, with a wealth of useful content and interesting discussion available for free alongside the highly-rated services.”

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