Barclays Bank among employers awarded for payroll giving

Barclays Bank, Capital One and are among the winners of workplace-giving organisation Pennies from Heaven’s annual awards.

The awards celebrate employers that have demonstrated commendable commitment and generosity to charities through their payroll-giving schemes.

Gold medals are awarded to employers which have more than 20% of staff participating in the scheme, while silver goes to those with 15% and bronze goes to those with 10%.

Kate Frost, director at Pennies from Heaven, said: “We would like to congratulate all the award winners for their dedication and commitment to the scheme over the year and their success in encouraging their employees to donate their pennies.

“Despite concerns in the media that charitable giving will suffer in a tougher economic climate, we are particularly pleased to see that this year, 23% more employers have won a gold award, where more than 20% of staff are taking part in the scheme.”

The full list of winners included:

Gold award:

  • B Braun Medical
  • Bank of England
  • Barclays Bank
  • Capital One Bank (Europe)
  • Groupama UK Services
  • Kent Primary Care Agency
  • Lifetime Limited
  • Liverpool Womens NHS Foundation Trust
  • LV=
  • Motor Insurers’ Bureau
  • Shoosmiths Services
  • Simplyhealth
  • VocaLink
  • Warwickshire County Council

Silver award:

  • Mencap
  • Molins UK Pension Fund Trustee

Bronze award:

  • Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Dorset District Council
  • HSBC Bank
  • West Bromwich Building Society