South West Charity Sector rewarded at Christmas themed awards evening

By Anita Jaynes on 11 December, 2020

The Business Exchange is delighted to announce the winners of Reward, our award scheme recognising charities and not-for-profits in 2020.

The winners were revealed on Thursday 10th December at a glittering Christmas-themed virtual award ceremony.

The evening was a celebration of the miraculous work which has taken place in our Third Sector this year and the truly inspiring people behind it.

The Reward scheme was made possible with thanks to our judges and sponsors, Gill Freeman, Head of Charity & Not-For-Profit at Milsted Langdon, Tim Rutherford, Partner and Head of Charity & Social Enterprise at Stone King, Gideon Barker, Founder of Customer IQ, Jo Wren, Director of Marketing at digital wonderlab and Loraine Morgan Brinkhurst MBE of Morgan Brinkhurst Events & Promotions.

We are thrilled to announce that the winners are:

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 

Sponsored by Milsted Langdon

• Matt Prescott, Genesis Trust

Finalists: Dorothy House Hospice and Bath Rugby Foundation.

FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Helena Coury, Head of Fundraising, Bath Rugby Foundation

Sponsored by Customer IQ

• Bath Rugby Foundation

Finalists: People against Poverty and Julia’s House

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Natalie Luckham

Sponsored by digital wonderlab

• Wiltshire Digital Drive

Finalists: Children’s Hospice South West and Genesis Trust.

TEAM OF THE YEAR

David Philpott, Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Sponsored by Stone King

• Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Finalists: Prospect Hospice, We Get It, Whale & Dolphin Conservation

THE RISING STAR (under 25 category)

Sponsored by Morgan Brinkhurst Consultancy

• Liam Lintern, Bath Rugby Foundation

Finalist: Teni Shima, Springboard Chippenham

LEADER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by The Business Exchange

• James Carlin, 3SG

Finalists: Lynne Fernquest, Bath Rugby Foundation, Kelly Cornish, Hearts Heroes, Giles Lascelle, Trauma Breakthrough.

All of the judges felt that choosing the award winners was almost impossible. Every finalist had to think on its feet and come up with new ideas to boost funding pots, support donors and find new ways of carrying out their work. The tenacity, ingenuity and persistence has been outstanding, and you should all be incredibly proud.

Look out for special interviews with our winners, finalists, sponsors and judges in the coming weeks.