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In Kind Direct announced as a Charity Times Awards 2016 finalist

14.07.2016

In Kind Direct is delighted to have been shortlisted for the ‘Best Use of Technology’ award at the Charity Times Awards 2016. In Kind Direct is a charity founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1996 to provide an easy way for manufacturers and retailers to donate their surplus product to good causes. In Kind Direct has been shortlisted for the award for its forward-thinking and authoritative use of technology over the course of 2015, including: the implementation of a responsive front-end e-commerce platform; the migration to cloud-based platforms; and the development of a business intelligence platform.

Thomas Rattier, Head of Communications and Marketing said:

“We are thrilled to have been nominated for the ‘Best Use of Technology Award’ by the Charity Times Awards. We work hard to position In Kind Direct as a leader within the charity sector for its use of technology and so this recognition is a huge honour for us. We look forward to the 28 September!”

The Charity Times Awards is the pre-eminent celebration of best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit sector. Now in their 17th year, the awards are run by Charity Times Magazine - the leading title for UK non-profit professionals. This year’s winners will be announced at the Charity Times Awards Gala Dinner & Ceremony on 28 September 2016 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London.

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NOTES TO EDITORS 

About In Kind Direct

  • In Kind Direct is one of The Prince’s Charities. Its purpose is to inspire product giving for social good by re-distributing usable products donated by some of the UK’s best known manufacturers and retailers to charities working in the UK and abroad.
  • In Kind Direct is a one-stop solution providing the infrastructure to accept large quantities of goods and then store, sort and deliver them directly to charities in its network.
  • Charities, not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises and community groups can all register for free via the website www.inkinddirect.org to benefit from the service. Goods can be used to run their services or can be given out for free to the people they serve.
  • Since 1996, over 8,000 charities have received products from In Kind Direct, helping them save money on their operational costs, enabling them to spend more on their essential services. The results of the latest impact study show that by re-distributing goods In Kind Direct is able to alleviate poverty, improve self-esteem and is a vital support for charities working with some of the most vulnerable people in society. Full findings are available on request.
  • In Kind Direct has made a powerful impact on communities through the redistribution of £150 million worth of surplus goods from 1,000 companies including some of the UK’s best known manufacturers and retailers: Amazon, Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Asda, Wilko and Colgate-Palmolive.
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About the Charity Times Awards:

  • The Charity Times Awards continue to be the pre-eminent celebration of best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit sector. The awards are free to enter and open to any UK-based registered charity, or international charity with registered UK offices. Now in their 17th year the awards are run by Charity Times Magazine, the leading title for UK non-profit professionals
  • Get social: @CharityTAwards #CharityTimesAwards

The following contacts are available for interview:

In Kind Direct: Robin Boles, CEO and Laura Hales, Head of Charity Partnerships – 0300 30 20 200.
Additional contacts across the UK at In Kind Direct charity partners are available on request.
Please phone In Kind Direct to discuss.

Interview footage from both charity and donor partners can be made available on request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT Thomas Rattier, Head of Marketing & Communications 0300 30 20 200, marketing@inkinddirect.org