Accreditations & Awards

biz4Biz awards FINALIST[1]

The biz4Biz Awards are the first of their kind and are impartial, independent awards that can be won by anyone involved in a business in Hertfordshire. The aim of the biz4Biz Awards is to seek out examples of being the best at what we do.

We are delighted to be Finalist and will let you know how we get on when the winners are announced on 3rd March.


The Hertfordshire Business Awards started in 1996 with the aim to recognise and reward the county’s top businesses in a variety of different sectors and categories. They have celebrated the height of business for 20 years now and continue to expand, with more companies entering the competition and the awards becoming a high accolade for local enterprises.

Winning Social Enterprise of the Year 2015 was one of the highlights of a great year for TheGivingMachine. To have been selected as Finalists again in 2016 was a great honour.


TheGivingMachine team were delighted to be finalists in the Social Enterprise category of the Hertfordshire Life Business Awards 2015.  Winning the category was an even bigger surprise and of course we were over the moon.

Winner badge

There were 439 entries across the 13 categories of the Trust Awards and thousands of people cast their vote.  We were delighted that TheGivingMachine won the 2015 Most Trusted Social Enterprise Award from the Entrepreneurs Institute. Our team is so grateful to serve the wonderful people and causes that are part of our growing community.

Charity of the year 2016-01 (1)

We’re delighted that Achieve Magazine chose TheGivingMachine as their charity of the year for 2016.  The magazine is a quarterly publication for Parents, Foster Carers, Schools & SEN Coordinators across the UK and so a great fit with our community focus.


Herts Life Magazine highlighted our charity for March 2016 as “a bright idea to turn our online shopping into a charitable exercise is helping thousands of good causes..” click here for article


The Herts Digital Awards have been embraced by businesses as a commitment to the fast-growing need for digital technology in the work environment.

We were proud to be 2016 Finalists in two categories:  Website: School, Education or Charity and for Use of Social Media for Business with Cariad Marketing.


The Tech4Good Awards celebrate the people who use technology to make the world a better place. The 2016 winners included the BBC micro:bit, an innovation that will save the NHS time and money and a nine year-old inventor who walked off with two of the Awards! TheGivingMachine were honoured to be Finalists in the BT MyDonate Fundraising Award.