We are delighted to announce that MSC UK has recently been awarded the ‘Most Sustained Scheme’ and ‘Best Overall Campaign’ accreditations at the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards 2016.
MSC UK entered the Most Sustained Scheme award which recognises companies who have shown continued dedication to promoting Payroll Giving - a scheme which enables employees to make charitable donations via deductions from their monthly salary - for more than three years.
The second achievement came at the end of the evening for the Best Overall Campaign. Judges selected the campaign that they felt added the most value and inspiration to payroll giving from all applicants to the awards, including Sainsbury’s, M&S, Cancer Research UK and HM Revenue and Customs.
Anne Gordon, Finance Director at MSC UK commented, “I have always been extremely proud of the enthusiasm MSC staff give to raising money for charity, they are tremendously generous and creative in their fundraising activities.
Payroll giving has built slowly but surely over the past six years, so I am delighted that we have achieved a massive 72% of our employees enrolled onto the Payroll Giving scheme. This enables our charities to benefit not only from the generosity of our staff and the company matching contribution but also from the tax benefits that payroll giving provides. We have worked hard to raise awareness of the advantages it brings.
We were delighted to win the ‘Most Sustained Scheme Award’, but absolutely stunned to win ‘Best Overall Campaign’. It is fair to say our staff deserve this recognition.
We vote for an annual charity to receive 50% of our funds raised whilst the balance goes to a number of smaller charities close to the hearts of our employees and their families. Our 2015-2016 annual charity, Alzheimer’s Society, was recently presented with a cheque for £28,900."
The National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards evening was held at St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London on Wednesday 16th November 2016.