JN Bentley has received a Highly Commended award in the category of Best Launch of a New Scheme at this year’s National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards.
The annual ceremony, held at The Treasury in London, celebrates the efforts of employers, charities and professional partnerships in promoting payroll giving in the workplace. Our Highly Commended award was presented to the Company by Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd MP, as a reward for JN Bentley’s efforts in promoting its new Be Good Givers payroll giving scheme.
The National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards state that earning ‘Highly Commended’ status at the ceremony is “a symbol of supreme excellence” and is something “only awarded to employers that have shown true dedication and innovation in running their Payroll Giving scheme.”
Since its launch in January 2010, Be Good Givers has seen over 7.5% of employees sign up to donate a percentage of their monthly wage to charity. This means that through the scheme, almost £4,200 will be generated for UK charities by JN Bentley employees this year alone.
This follows the news earlier in the year that Be Good Givers had been awarded a Silver Quality Mark Award from Payroll Giving for achieving more than 5% take-up of payroll giving amongst its employees.
The Company’s aim is to increase uptake to 10% of employees in 2011.