Recognising extraordinary support and commitment
In Kind Direct's 20th Anniversary Recognition Awards
Each year, thousands of people play a role in the work that In Kind Direct undertakes.
Whether you work at one of the 1,000 companies which donate consumer products or at one of the 8,800 charities and community groups which have benefited; work in the UK, France or Germany; donate funds, provide support services, serve on a committee or on our Board of Trustees, fundraise or simply follow us on social media – your support and enthusiasm has helped us reach this 20th Anniversary milestone.
This year, as we mark this special occasion, we have launched our Recognition Awards. Presented to individuals and companies which have shown extraordinary support and commitment to the charity, these awards have been specially designed by Addison Design and carry the signature of HRH The Prince of Wales, Founder of In Kind Direct.
We are delighted to announce the recipients of these very special awards and send our sincere thanks and congratulations to everyone who has contributed to our success.
The Awards go to:
Lloyds Banking Group
For 20 Years of Outstanding Contribution
Procter & Gamble
For Greatest Volume of Products Donated
The Disney Store
As Longest Standing Retail Product Donor
Johnson & Johnson, with special recognition to Malcolm Duckett & Caroline McCormack
As Longest Standing Manufacturing Product Donor
Acheson & Acheson
As SME Product Donor
Meyer Group Ltd
Most Consistent Kitchenware Product Donor
As New Planned Giving Product Donor
Rik de Vos, McBride
Enlightened CEO Award
Andy Rubin, Chairman, Pentland Brands Ltd
For Pro Bono Support by a Product Donor
The Service Business
Long Term Business Partnership
Mr & Mrs Anthony Nutt
Dedicated Individual Donor Award
Innovative Funding Award
For Individual Pro Bono Support
The Oak Foundation
As Long Standing Charity Partner
African Advocacy Foundation
As Charity Advocate for In Kind Direct
NAViGO CIC – Tukes Project
Innovative Use of Donated Product
For Best Charity Campaign with In Kind Direct
The Founder's Award
The 20th Anniversary Founder’s Award was presented to Amazon.com and received by Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager and Ajay Kavan, Vice President, International Special Projects at the In Kind Direct Gala Dinner at Buckingham Palace.
Since 2009 Amazon.com has donated £4.5 million worth of products in the UK. It is the leading product donor to Innatura in Germany and has recently started donating in France too. Over 3,500 charities have received products donated by Amazon.com, from community centres to disability groups, retirement homes, homeless shelters, women’s refuges and sports clubs, with the impact felt by the hundreds of thousands of people they serve.
The Founder's Award demonstrates Amazon.com's extraordinary commitment to and support for In Kind Direct. Throughout the twenty year history of In Kind Direct, HRH The Prince of Wales has presented his Founder’s Award only twice before; to Procter & Gamble and Kimberly Clark.
20th Anniversary Founder's Award
The growth in product donations from Amazon year on year has been enormous. For our network of charity partners, access to an unprecedented selection of products they could usually not afford, has been hugely beneficial. With funding increasingly becoming more difficult to secure, any savings our charities make can mean the difference as to whether or not they can afford to continue delivering their services. It was our privilege to recognise Amazon at our Gala dinner this year, and I look forward to growing our partnership further in the coming years.