Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payments, today marks two significant milestones as the payment partner of the prestigious industry awards body, The Card and Payments Awards (TCPA). Not only is it celebrating a decade of supporting the awards, but also raising more than £100,000 through its payment terminals for TCPA’s chosen charities during that time.
Each year, TCPA selects a charity to support and raise funds for on the night of the ceremony by selling raffle tickets via Ingenico’s payment solutions. Since joining forces in 2010, Ingenico has provided state of the art payment terminals for each of the tables at the awards ceremony; enabling upwards of 1,100 guests each year to purchase charity raffle tickets.
Previous charities supported by the event have included National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), Samaritans, Shelter and Mencap. At this year’s ceremony, which will be held on 6th February 2020, Ingenico and TCPA will be collecting donations on behalf of First Love Foundation, which provides food, support and advice to people who are facing crisis in their lives.
Ian Benn, SVP Western Europe for Banks and Acquirers, Ingenico, said: “Ingenico’s partnership with The Card and Payment Awards began a decade ago. Throughout those years, we have been honoured not only to support such an important celebration in the industry, but also to have played a part in collecting thousands of pounds each year for incredibly deserving charities.
“We look forward to continuing our relationship with The Card and Payments Awards long into the future and working with the team for the upcoming 2020 ceremony.”
Michael Harty, Managing Director at The Card and Payments Awards, commented: “Nobody needs to be told that Ingenico is the leading light in the global payment industry, with strong corporate social responsibility credentials. Not only does Ingenico support The Card and Payments Awards to help us promote and encourage best practice in what is an economy critical industry, but its team also works tirelessly to ensure that our charitable efforts run efficiently and effectively each year.
“We are incredibly grateful to Ingenico for its continued investment and generosity, enabling us to continue to achieve our goals; promote innovation and best practice, care for the consumer and most importantly, pay it forward”.