UKTV entered the National Payroll Giving Awards for the first time this year.
The government-funded awards celebrate the efforts of employers, charities and professional partnerships in promoting Payroll Giving in the workplace.
Payroll Giving is a flexible scheme which allows employees to make a tax-free donation to the charities and good causes of their choice, directly from their pay cheque.
At the ceremony in London last night UKTV received a Highly Commended award for ?Best Re-Launch of an Existing Scheme?. The overall winner in the category was British Land, one of Europe?s largest retail estate investment trusts. Last year Network Rail won, with ASOS receiving a Highly Commended.
Following the relaunch of the internal communications campaign in April 2012, UKTV achieved a fantastic staff uptake rate, with 23% of staff donating on a monthly basis.
The judging panel was also impressed by UKTV's Love Giving internal campaign, work with Guide Dogs and Dogs for the Disabled and the ongoing efforts of the company's Give. Help. Share CSR initiatives.
UKTV's HR Director, Claire Astley, said
?Our HR, CSR and internal communication teams worked together to devise a strategy for creatively promoting this brilliant scheme so I am delighted UKTV has been recognised for its exceptional increase in staff participation and the company's active and innovative approach.?
UKTV is the multi-award winning media company that reaches over 42 million viewers per month.
UKTV's ten imaginative channel brands - Watch, Dave, Gold, Alibi, Eden, Yesterday, Drama, Really, Home and Good Food - include the most watched non-PSB channel, the most watched channel in the Factual genre and the most watched channels in the Lifestyle genre (Pay and Free). The company's most recent financial results showed a record-breaking year-end revenue of £262m, and operating profit at £71m.
UKTV has a truly innovative model, curating brand-defining commissions, high-profile acquisitions and the very best of BBC and Channel 4 content, and embracing technology to deliver inspired channels to audiences through Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT Vision, TalkTalk, YouView, plus direct On Demand digital services. The network distributes its highly valued programmes to 200 territories around the world and supplies Sky with more hours of HD content than anyone else.
Now celebrating its 21st year at the forefront of digital television, UKTV - an independent commercial joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI) - is proud to be the only British broadcaster to be recognised by Best Companies.