A team of professionals at Yorkshire Building Society has been recognised at a national award ceremony for the positive impact they have on communities across the UK.

The 12-strong Social Purpose and Sustainability team at Yorkshire Building Society were crowned the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Team of the Year at the Third Sector Business Charity Awards on Wednesday (10 May) for driving the mutual’s social initiatives and responsible business activities.

The awards celebrate organisations and the teams behind them that are turning amazing charity partnerships into impactful work.

Alex Spragg, senior manager of the Social Purpose and Sustainability Team at Yorkshire Building Society, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be recognised for our work and are so proud that our collective efforts to support communities and create responsible business practices has been recognised.

“As a mutual organisation, we have a long-standing commitment to giving back to the communities in which we live and work through fundraising, volunteering and supporting good causes. The recent unprecedented circumstances have put additional pressure on those we support and it’s only right that we’ve responded with increased investment in our purposeful activities focusing on financial education, skills, employment and wellbeing.”

Among the initiatives celebrated were the Society’s charity partnership with Age UK, a financial services-first partnership with Citizens Advice, it’s financial education series Money Minds and other wide-ranging community activities.