18 November 2015
Telereal Trillium is delighted to have won the ‘Most Successful Sustained Scheme – Small Employer' category at the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards 2015, celebrated on 17 November at the House of Lords.
The awards recognise the work of employers that have gone the extra mile, whether by encouraging their staff to give to good causes by matching staff donations pound-for-pound, or by running extensive internal promotions to get more people signed up to Payroll Giving.
Telereal Trillium recognises that giving is about catering to the individual and allowing each employee to engage in causes that they care about in the communities around them. Keeping this at the heart of the initiative, the Telereal Trillium Payroll Giving and Charity Matching scheme was created, offering employees the opportunity to fundraise for their preferred charities, donate through Give As You Earn, and encouraging employees to volunteer, with the company matching pound-for-pound, up to a maximum of £2,500 per person/per year. The scheme has grown significantly since it started over a decade ago, and continues to increasingly outperform year-on-year.
The judges were particularly impressed with how Telereal Trillium has developed methods to maintain momentum and create ongoing interest in the scheme.
Graham Edwards, Chief Executive at Telereal Trillium said: “We believe its good business to be a good business - our charity matching, fundraising and payroll giving scheme has been designed to support our employees and the causes that matter most to them. In 2014/15, we’re very proud to say that 42% of our staff donated, raising over £274,000 for 117 UK registered charities.”
Susan Cain, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Telereal Trillium said: ‘We are thrilled that Telereal Trillium has been recognised for its continued dedication in promoting Charity Giving within the company. In 2009, 11% of staff participated in the charity matching scheme. Today, this has significantly increased to 42% – a figure we are incredibly proud of.”
Speaking at this year's awards ceremony, hosted by Lord MacKenzie of Framwellgate, Mervi Slade, Chair of the Institute of Fundraising’s Payroll Giving Special Interest Group, said: “It is hugely satisfying to see that so many organisations have embraced Payroll Giving. The judging panel were impressed by the quality of entries and the innovative approaches taken by employers to create and sustain some really effective campaigns for their employees.”
Presenting the Awards were Rob Wilson MP, Minister for Civil Society, and Damian Hinds MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury. The awards are organised by the Institute of Fundraising’s Payroll Giving Special Interest Group in partnership with the Association of Payroll Giving Organisations.
A full list of the NPGE Award winners can be found here: http://www.payrollgivingawards.co.uk/results-2015.php