Better Society Awards 2018: Winners announced

The winners have been announced for the 2018 Better Society Awards, which took place in London on 24 May.

For the fourth consecutive year, the awards have recognised and celebrated the great strides made in creating a better world through community action, technological innovation and corporate responsibility.

As always, the judges were faced with the unenviable task of choosing the very best from a shortlist of excellent nominations – but nonetheless, here are those entrants who stood out amongst the rest:

Communication and Education Award
Highly commended: Royal Mail

Innovation Award

WINNER: Barclays

Environment Award
WINNER: Willmott Dixon

Waste Management and Recycling Programme of the Year
WINNER: Manchester Airports Group

Built Environment Award
WINNER: Borough Market

Carbon Reduction or Offset Programme of the Year
WINNER: Co-op Insurance

Partnership with an International Charity - sponsored by Astellas
WINNER: The Costa Foundation & PEAS

Partnership with a Health Charity
WINNER: Sainsbury's Argos & Macmillan Cancer Support
Highly commended: ITV & Multi Charity Partnership

Partnership with a National Charity
WINNER: Virgin Media & Scope

Partnership with a Health Charity - Children
WINNER: FTI Consulting & Place2Be

Partnership with a National Charity - Children
WINNER: Berkeley Foundation (supported by Berkeley Group) & The Lord's Taverners
Highly commended: O2 & NSPCC

National Commitment to Skills & Training
WINNER: Tata Consultancy Services

National Commitment to the Community Award
WINNER: Prudential, Teach First and Greenhouse Sports

Commitment to the Local Community Award - sponsored by Ansvar
WINNER: Hogan Lovells
Highly commended: UBS

Financial Services Company of the Year
WINNER: Standard Life Aberdeen
Highly commended: Yorkshire Building Society

Asset Manager of the Year
WINNER: Social and Sustainable Capital

Philanthropy Award
WINNER: Co-op Foundation & Allan Leighton

Consultancy of the Year
WINNER: Campaign Collective

Best Scheme to Encourage Staff Fundraising
WINNER: Deutsche Bank, Autistica and Hope and Homes for Children
Highly commended: The Costa Foundation

Best Scheme to Encourage Staff Fundraising - long term partners
WINNER: Jardine Motors Group & Whizz-Kidz
Highly commended: Greene King & Macmillan

Pro Bono Company of the Year

We think it’s safe to say that a wonderful evening was had by all. The awards will be back next year – we look forward to another successful event in 2019.

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