Better Society Awards 2019: winners announced

Written by Lauren Weymouth

Alzheimer’s Society, NSPCC, CALM and National Numeracy were among the big charity winners at the Better Society Awards 2019, celebrated with a packed ceremony in London last night.

Hundreds of people gathered at the London Marriot Hotel to see charities and their corporate partners awarded for the great strides made in creating a better world through community action, technological innovation and corporate responsibility.

Now in their fifth year, the awards saw O2 and the NSPCC prized for the best partnership between a corporate and national children’s charity, while E.ON and Alzheimer’s Society were awarded for the best collaboration between a corporate and health charity.

KPMG and National Numeracy won an award for the best partnership with a national charity, while Hogan Lovells & Barefoot College were claimed the best partnership between corporate and international charity. The St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation won the philanthropy award and CLIC Sargent was awarded for its work with Morrison’s.

Better Society Network editor, Mark Evans, said: “Recently we have had the Extinction Rebellion campaign, a week without the UK using coal to create electricity, plastic pollution found in the depths of the ocean and stark warnings of where our future is heading.

“The mix of bad news and good news is confusing; particularly in a society that seeks simple answers to complex issues. However, these awards celebrate the steps that are being taken to curb the worst excesses, to communicate the message, to make businesses, charities, government work, if not as one, then aligned to creating a better place to live in.”

Read the full list of winners below:

Communication and Education Award
WINNER: London Waste and Recycling Board & Barley Communications

Innovation Award
WINNER: Dimension Data & Cisco

Equality Award
WINNER: Warner Bros. Entertainment

Major Project of the Year

Environment Award
WINNER: The Harrogate Bus Company

Waste Management and Recycling Programme of the Year
WINNER: F M Conway

Built Environment Award
WINNER: Deloitte

Carbon Reduction or Offset Programme of the Year
WINNER: The Berkeley Group

Partnership with an International Charity
WINNER: Hogan Lovells & Barefoot College

Partnership with a Health Charity
WINNER: E.ON & Alzheimer's Society
Highly commended: Aspire Law & Moore Blatch

Partnership with a National Charity
WINNER: KPMG & National Numeracy
Highly commended: ITV & CALM

Partnership with a Health Charity - Children
WINNER: Morrisons & CLIC Sargent

Partnership with a National Charity - Children

Local Authority and Social Enterprise Award
WINNER: Hubbub Enterprise

National Commitment to Skills & Training
WINNER: Manchester Airports Group
Highly commended: Greene King

National Commitment to the Community Awardsponsored by Ansvar Insurance
WINNER: Hubbub

Commitment to the Local Community Award
WINNER: Tideway
Highly commended: UBS

Financial Services Company of the Year
WINNER: Capital One

Asset Manager of the Year
WINNER: Aberdeen Standard Investments

Impact Company of the Year
WINNER: Refinitiv (formerly the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters)

Philanthropy Award
WINNER: The St. James's Place Charitable Foundation

Consultancy of the Year
WINNER: Principle Consulting

Best Scheme to Encourage Staff Fundraising
WINNER: Deutsche Bank

Best Scheme to Encourage Staff Fundraising - long term partners
WINNER: Center Parcs

Pro Bono Company of the Year
WINNER: Ricoh Europe

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