Pennies held it’s annual Autumn Celebration Event this year on 8th November 2022. Hosted for the third year by BBC news presenter Sally Bundock, and supported by Worldpay from FIS, the event was attended by partners from across the micro-donation movement, and was also available to join online.
This year’s event included insights from many leading retail and hospitality decision makers who shared key insights and insider learnings from their businesses in a post-Brexit, Covid, and Ukraine war landscape – and of course their success with Pennies.
The night also included The 3rd Annual Pennies Awards. Pennies works with innovative, passionate and socially-driven brands who each help unlock and amplify the micro-donation movement; broadening the opportunities for consumers to donate a few pennies when they shop and socialise, for causes and communities around the UK and internationally.
The 3rd Annual Pennies Awards
The Pennies Awards are a chance to highlight those partners who have gone above and beyond to make micro-donations matter.
The winners were chosen by an independent panel of industry leaders in retail, hospitality, payments and technology. Congratulations to all of our winners and honourable mentions:
Honourable mention: Verifone
Step Change Award
Honourable Mention: Moto
Outstanding Achievement Award
Winner: Outdoor & Cycle Concepts (Cotswold Outdoor, Snow+Rock and Runner’s Need)
Unsung Hero Award
Winner: Fiona Ridley-McDonald, Verifone
Winner: Martyn Kendrick-Bott, Verione,
Winner: Gopalakrishnan Kanakasabapathy, wilko
Special Recognition Award
Winner: JD Group and Worldline
Winner: Simon Anderson, Worldpay from FIS
Winner: Jillian MacLean, Drake & Morgan
Pennies Recognition Awards
Each year, we also recognise the Pennies partners who’ve been a foundational part of the success of the micro-donation movement – our Pennies Pioneers – and those that have reached the latest milestone in their Pennies journey.
We are delighted to recognise these brands for their roles and their milestone achievements:
12 Year Partnership
Domino’s, Zizzi, Verifone, Travelodge, The Entertainer, Worldpay from FIS, Worldline, Ingenico
Ten Year Partnership
Screwfix, Drake & Morgan, The Fragrance Shop, Adnams, Barclaycard, Vendorcom, Mastercard,
Seven Year Partnership
Topps Tiles, Boots Opticians, Papa John’s, Global Payments
Five Year Partnership
MFG, Kew Green Hotels, Fulham F.C., HTEC, Oracle, DNA Payments and Jonas Sports
Three Year Partnership
Twycross Zoo, Poundland, Wolves FC, Signet (Ernest Jones and H Samuel), Tyl by Na West, Sofology, Bel & The Dragon and PLANET
One Year Partnership
Crystal Palace F.C., Boparan Restaurant Group (Carluccio’s, GBK and Slim Chicken), Dove House Hospice, Roberts Garages, PrettyLittleThing, Outdoor & Cycle Concepts (Cotswold Outdoor, Snow+Rock and Runner’s Need), Toolstation and New World Trading Company
Our judging panel
Thanks to our 2022 panel of judges who had the challenges of selecting this year’s winners of our recognition awards:
This year’s judges were:
- Clair Preston-Beer, Managing Director – Local Pubs, Greene King
- Peter Ayliffe, Trustee (Chair)
- Roger Alexander, Non Executive Director, Portfolio
- Angela Luger, Non Executive Director and Chair, Portfolio
- Paula MacKenzie, Chief Executive Officer, PizzaExpress
- Andy Wood, Chief Executive Officer, Adnams
- Seb Hobbs, Chief Executive Officer, Well Pharmacy
- Ed Connolly, Group Chief Commercial Officer, Currys
You can discover all of the highlights from the Pennies Autumn Celebration 2022 and watch the entire event in full on our website here.