Capgemini UK is to receive four Business in the Community’s (BITC) coveted National Big Ticks for its TravelWell, Work Inspiration and Workwell programmes and Merlin data centre. The Big Tick award is the first level of award available to entrants to the national Awards for Excellence, which commends the best examples of business as a force for good.

Capgemini’s Work Inspiration programme was also shortlisted for a chance to be crowned the overall winner. The final results will be announced at the Awards for Excellence Gala Event on 27 June in London.

Business in the Community’s Awards for Excellence recognise the powerful and positive role that business is playing in local communities by awarding companies for the impact and innovation of their responsible business programmes across a number of categories. The awards are given to companies who demonstrate their leadership on the key social and environmental issues where business can make a difference at local, national and international levels.

Christine Hodgson, chairman, Capgemini UK commented: “We are delighted that we have once again been recognised in the prestigious Big Ticks awards and been shortlisted for the overall winner prize in the Work Inspiration category in recognition of the work we have done to ensure that we have a positive impact on society.”

Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business in the Community said: “I congratulate Capgemini UK on achieving their Big Tick. There has never been a better time to showcase that business can be a force for good – for the mutual benefit of both business and the communities in which they operate. Our Awards for Excellence are all about celebrating responsible business and Capgemini UK has demonstrated that they can have a positive impact on society and people without losing focus on their business.”

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Notes to Editors
For further information about Capgemini UK
Tom Barton, 0870 238 2491

For further information about Business in the Community
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About Business in the Community
Business in the Community is a business-led charity with a growing membership of over 850 companies. We work locally and nationally through 11 regional teams and internationally with 115 global partners. With a further 10,700 engaged in our campaigns and an employee reach of 16.8 million – we are one of the largest and most influential leadership networks focused on driving responsible business practice. We offer our members a range of practical information, tools, training and resources to help them transform their businesses and integrate responsible practices into their operations.  And we ask our members to work in partnership with us to help transform communities and tackle serious social issues where business can make a real difference. 

Business in the Community is one of the Prince’s Charities, a group of not-for-profit organisations of which The Prince of Wales is President.

About the Awards for Excellence
Business in the Community’s Awards for Excellence recognises the powerful and positive role that business is playing in society. They shine a spotlight on the organisations that are transforming their business by integrating responsible business practices and transforming the communities in which they operate creating positive impacts for society and the environment. For more information about the Awards for Excellence please visit our website –

The Awards for Excellence categories are:

  • Asda Environmental Leadership Award – For companies demonstrating leadership in environmental sustainability by embedding environmental strategy into core business processes.
  • Climate Change Award in association with the Mayday Journey supported by the Environment Leadership Team – For businesses taking leading steps along the journey to a sustainable future
  • ways2work Award supported by the ways2work Steering Group – Inspiring better ways of working and travelling.
  • Anglo American Responsible Supply Chain Award – Recognising companies that can demonstrate innovation and impact across their supply chain.
  • Elmfield Training: Workplace Talent and Skills Award – Recognising employers that are addressing the talent challenge by meeting the current and future skills needs of their business and their people.
  • Workwell Award supported by the Workwell Leadership Team – Recognising companies that are improving the wellness and engagement of their employees. 
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch Education Award – Recognises companies who are taking action in education to raise the attainment and aspirations of young people by building sustainable partnerships with schools for the benefit of pupils aged 5-19 years in the UK.
  • Channel 4 Work Inspiration Award – Recognising employers that are addressing the talent challenge by turning work experience into Work Inspiration, to bridge the gap between the classroom and the world of work.
  • Arts & Business Award – For companies who have developed a sustained partnership with a cultural organisation that demonstrates significant benefit and engagement with local communities and its own employees. 
  • Dairy Crest Rural Action Award – For companies who support rural communities.
  • Jaguar Land Rover Building Stronger Communities Award – Recognising genuine partnerships between businesses and community organisations, where businesses have worked with a community partner to identify and address a key social issue. The award will recognise sustainable projects or initiatives that are making a lasting impact.
  • International Award Supported by members of the International Leadership Team – Recognising company programmes that can demonstrate positive impact on those in greatest need globally through one or more of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
  • Santander Responsible Small Company Award – For small and medium sized businesses that can demonstrate how they are operating their business in a successful and responsible way; creating a positive impact on the environment and their local community whilst also supporting and developing their workforce and creating positive change in the marketplace in which they operate.
  • Responsible Business of the Year Award – This award aims to recognise the most responsible and sustainable business; demonstrated by the degree to which the business has integrated their thinking on the most critical sustainability issues into the core of their business and have adapted their strategy and approach as a result. 
  • Marks & Spencers Sieff Award for Community Leaders – For an individual based in the Communitycivil society, who has best collaborated with business to benefit society.
  • The Prince’s Ambassador Award (by nomination only) – For individuals whose leadership and commitment to responsible business has resulted in changes and improvements inside their own company and who have also inspired other organisations to take action.