Barclays and LV= awarded for payroll giving

Barclays, HostelBookers, LV= and Shoosmiths are among the employers that have been recognised for the success of their payroll-giving scheme.


The Pennies from Heaven Awards are presented annually to celebrate employers’ best practice and achievement in the running of their scheme.

Winners of its Gold award have more than 20% of staff participating in their payroll-giving scheme, while Silver award winners have 15% take up and Bronze award winners have more than 10%.

The 2014 Gold award winners are:

  • B Braun Medical
  • Bank of England
  • Barclays Bank
  • Capital One Bank (Europe)
  • East Dorset District Council
  • HostelBookers
  • Lifetime
  • Liverpool Womens NHS Foundation Trust
  • LV=
  • Mencap
  • Motor Insurers’ Bureau
  • Shoosmiths
  • VocaLink
  • Warwickshire County Council

The 2014 Silver award winners are:

  • Christchurch Borough Council
  • Molins UK Pension Fund Trustee

The 2014 Bronze award winners are:

  • Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
  • HSBC
  • NHS Blood and Transplant
  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Warwickshire County Council
  • West Bromwich Building Society

John Fry, chairman of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are delighted to receive this award and would like to go on supporting the Pennies from Heaven scheme for many years to come.

“It has made a great contribution to many good causes and provided a boost for many of our own charities.”

Clare Jackson, payroll officer at LV=, added: “It’s a great achievement for LV= that the success of our scheme has been recognised and this shows that our pennies are making a big difference to the charities we support.”

Kate Frost, business development director of Pennies from Heaven, said: “May we congratulate all of our 2014 award winners on their achievement and thank them for their ongoing support and generosity.

“Despite continuing pressures on charitable donations, we are proud that Pennies from Heaven has continued to grow in terms of the number of employers offering the scheme, the number of staff participating and the amount of money being donated.

“In 2013, we reached an important milestone of distributing our 250,000,000 penny, saw average participation rise by 50% and, in the first six weeks of 2014, five employers have joined up.

“We are extremely proud of our award winners and hope that their success inspires even more organisations and staff to join us in the future. There can be little doubt that ‘small change is making a big change’.”