Credit Today and Insolvency Today publisher Athene Publishing has paid tribute to the generosity of its readers and delegates who have raised more than £37,000 through the company’s charity initiatives in 2013.
For the first time, Save the Children became the charity partner of the Insolvency & Rescue Awards, which took place on 3 October 2013 and raised £16,500.
Save the Children stated that this is a fantastic result for its first year of working together.
Kamala Panday, publishing director at Athene Publishing, said: “We would like to thank all our readers, delegates and attendees at events we organise for raising our highest annual total for such good causes in 2013.
“Our chosen beneficiaries – Save the Children and The Money Charity – do invaluable work in important fields and means we put back into the community both in the UK and worldwide. We are looking forward to doing even more in 2014.”
The Money Charity, formerly Credit Action, was the charity partner at three of Credit Today’s events during the year, including the Credit Today Awards on 9 May, which raised £9,073 through a silent auction, casino and pledges.
The Utilities & Telecoms Awards and the Debt Collection Awards also raised more than £7,000 this year.
Michelle Highman, chief executive of the Money Charity, said: “The emphasis of the Debt Collection Awards is on best practice and quality – features that are crucial to a market that is at the centre of the economy.
“But even more could be done to try to help as many people as possible avoid the pain of debt. And we strongly believe it is only by working together in this way that this can be achieved.”
She added: “We would like to thank the organisers of the Debt Collection Awards for their continued support to our charity.”
The awards schemes organised by Athene Publishing look to reward the professionals and companies working hard to improve standards in customer engagement.
As the organisers and as part of the judging panel, the company has said it is keen to recognise and reward the efforts and achievements of smaller organisations and multi-nationals, as well as individuals who are all trying to raise the bar when it comes to best practice.
A further £4,600 was raised for Save the Children via a prize draw and donations at the Payroll World Awards on 24 October.