On Wednesday 11th November, we hosted our very first virtual Autumn Event, supported by Avvio Reply and Worldpay from FIS. 

Hosted by BBC’s Sally Bundock, the event included a fascinating panel discussion with industry leaders, insight into social purpose for businesses from keynote speaker Roisin Donnelly and The Pennies Recognition Awards.

The Pennies Awards

Pennies is partnered with some amazing businesses who have helped support the digital micro-donation movement and drive the momentum forward.  Our Recognition Awards at this year’s event were a chance to highlight those partners who have gone above and beyond to make micro-donations matter this year.

From helping us develop new technology, to their incredible contribution making Pennies part of their business ethos and practice, to those who helped us from the very beginning and some amazing partners in between. The winners were chosen by a panel of industry leaders retail, hospitality, pay tech and financial technology.

We are delighted to announce the following winners:
Special Recognition award
• Domino’s
• The Entertainer

Unsung Hero Award
• Alison Tait, Ingenico
• Baljit Jackson, Worldpay from FIS

Breakthrough Award
• Tabletop and Kew Green Hotels
• Moto (Honourable mention)
• Sofology (Honourable mention)

Step Change Award
• Poundland
• Global Payments (Honourable mention)
• Magento and Montezuma’s (Honourable mention)

Outstanding Achievement Award
• Screwfix
• Holland & Barrett (Honourable mention)

The Pennies Awards 2020

In celebration of 10 years and 100million micro-donations and counting, we also wanted to recognise the Pennies partners who’ve made the last decade such a success. Whether they’ve supported the movement from the very beginning or joined the Pennies family more recently, we are delighted to recognise the following for their role accelerating the micro-donation movement:

Pennies Pioneer – Recognition Award
(Technology partners)
• Ingenico
• Verifone
• Worldpay from FIS

(Retail, hospitality, and service partners)
• Domino’s
• The Entertainer
• Travelodge
• Zizzi

Five Year – Recognition Award
(Technology partners)
• Barclaycard
• Global Payments
• HTEC
• K3
• Lloyds Cardnet
• Mastercard
• TSG

(Retail, hospitality, and service partners)
• Adnams
• Age UK
• ASK Italian
• Barnardo’s
• Barracudas
• Boots Opticians
• Bupa Dental Care
• Drake & Morgan
• Evans Cycles
• Gieves & Hawkes
• Medivet
• Papa John’s
• Rontec
• Screwfix
• The Fragrance Shop
• Topps Tiles

Three Year – Recognition Award
(Technology partners)
• Apple Pay
• Optomany
• Oracle
• Retail & Sports Systems
• Zonal

(Retail, hospitality, and service partners)
• Dixons Carphone
• Fulham FC
• Fuller’s
• Hobbycraft
• Kew Green Hotels
• Motor Fuel Group
• Notcutts
• Virgin Holidays
• Voisins
• Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Two Year – Recognition Award
(Technology partners)
• FIS

(Retail, hospitality, and service partners)
• Brentford FC
• Cardiff City FC
• ETM Group
• Greene King
• Whitbread
• Youth Hostels Association

Thanks to our panel of judges who deliberated and decided the winners of our key awards categories: Peter Ayliffe, Deputy Chair of the Coventry, the UK’s second largest Building Society; Ian Filby, Non-Executive Chairman at Joules; Angela Luger, a non-executive director in retail including New Look; Elliott Goldstein, Managing Partner at The MBS Group; Roger Alexander, a Non-Executive Director at Accourt, Caxton FX and Valitor; and Ian Rutland of TwentyTwenty Payments.

We would also like to say thank you to all our partners and supporters. And offer a huge congratulations to those who won a recognition award.

Keep an eye on our website for all of the highlights from the Pennies Virtual Autumn Event.

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