08 Mar 2017 Rutland Announced as A Better Society Awards Finalist
Rutland is delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted as an awards finalist for this year’s Better Society Awards.
Rutland is shortlisted for the ‘Partnership with a National Charity’ award for the work they did with SeeAbility. During the partnership, the Rutland team brought their unique style of investment as a driver of strategic change, to a historic disability charity that struggled to secure new corporate partnerships when competing with the long-established fundraising practices of household name charities.
Throughout 18 months of partnership, Rutland Partners utilised innovation, leadership and the active engagement of each employee to raise 208% of the income goal for the organisation and to create a legacy by creating a best practice model for the charity’s long term partnership plan. The lasting impact of this plan will yield more than £1,000,000 in the next 5 years, an increase of 327% on the charity’s previous corporate partnership income, and allow the charity to raise its profile, creating knock on effects in its ability to change policy in favour of people with multiple disabilities.
Alice Moore, marketing manager for Rutland Partners, said: “We are thrilled to be shortlisted for this prestigious award, which recognises the hard work and dedication the Rutland team brought to its partnership with SeeAbility. We really enjoyed our time working with the whole team at SeeAbility and we are delighted that the outcome of our partnership will have a lasting impact for the charity and the people they help.”
Now in their third year, the Better Society Awards, hosted by Better Society Network, are the showcase for excellence that celebrate the efforts that commercial companies make to help create a better society. The Better Society Awards are unique in rewarding companies that give time and expertise freely to companies that have made a commitment to creating clearly better practices. The awards were created to allow the UK not-for-profit sector to shine.
The winners will be determined by an independent judging panel and announced at the renowned Better Society Awards Gala and Dinner on 11 May 2017 at the prestigious location London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square.