Corporate Engagement Awards go to Primark, Channel 4, FTI and more

Primark, Channel 4, FTI Consulting were among the winners at this week’s Corporate Engagement Awards 2016.

High street retailer Primark won the Grand Prix with its ‘Primark Sustainable Cotton Programme’, which is carried out in association with CottonConnect and the Self-Employed Women’s Association.

In addition, Primark won two gold awards – for Best environmental or sustainability programme and for Best collaborative approach.

Channel 4, with Scope, MediaCom and 2LE Media, took gold in three categories: Best charity, NGO, or NFP programme, Best execution and Best teamwork. The collaboration ran a campaign based on the awkwardness able-bodied people sometimes experience when meeting someone with a disability.

FTI Consulting, with the Citizenship Foundation, took gold in the Best educational programme category.

Overall, philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and creativity were just some of the themes apparent this year in the awards, which aim to benchmark excellence in corporate engagement, increasingly necessary for business in a more socially aware corporate environment, according to the organiser Communicate magazine.

The awards took place this week (June 21) at The Brewery, Moorgate, in Central London.

Andrew Thomas, publishing editor, Communicate magazine, said: “It’s delightful to see so many brands embracing collaboration, at an event dedicated to bringing people together. The Corporate Engagement Awards is dedicated to those companies and organisations which help people collaborate and work in partnerships to achieve a brighter future.”

Categories at the awards included Best arts and culture programme, Best pro bono work for a charitable, social or ethical cause and Best combined programme.


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