Arcadia on the mark with payroll

Arcadia Group has received a silver payroll giving mark from the government-backed Institute of Fundraising after employee take-up of its scheme reached 10%. Niamh Collings, reward manager at the retail group, explained: "In August 2005, we decided to give payroll giving a real push and it has been massively successful. In the past year, we have gone from [raising] £7,000 of donations to £100,000 of donations." Arcadia worked with fundraising organisation Workplace Giving to communicate the benefit to its 26,000 employees.