Posted on Monday 9 May 2011 by Ulster Business

Core Sponsors and NI Responsible Company of the Year 2011

Business in the Community has revealed the companies shortlisted in all nine categories for its 2011 Regional Recognition Awards for corporate responsibility.

Sponsored by ESB Electric Ireland and in association with Ulster Business Magazine, the annual awards will see Northern Ireland firms battle it out for the coveted title of Northern Ireland’s Responsible Company of the Year amongst other more specific awards. Among those who will be celebrating the power of responsible business at the Gala Awards Dinner at Belfast Waterfront Hall on June 9 will be the following shortlisted companies: NI Responsible Company of the Year: Allstate NI; Asda NI; Care Circle; firmus energy; Musgrave Retail Partners NI; Translink Environmental Improvement: Allstate NI; B/E Aerospace; Dale Farm; McLaughlin & Harvey; Moy Park Climate Change: B/E Aerospace; Greiner Packaging; McLaughlin & Harvey; South Eastern Regional College (SERC) Employer of Choice: Allstate NI; Asidua Limited; BT; FG Wilson; firmus energy; NI Housing Executive Workplace Health & Wellbeing: BT; Chesapeake Belfast Ltd; Coca-Cola HBC NI; Department of Health, Social Services & Public Safety; firmus energy; Translink Local Community Impact: Allstate NI; Asda NI; Boots UK Ltd; Deloitte; Graham Construction/Derry Local Strategy Partnership; Musgrave Retail Partners NI Education Partner: Airporter; BT; Deloitte; Fujitsu; Ulster Bank Limited Most Responsible Small Business: Aurion Learning; Core Systems; Odyssey Trust Company Ltd; Orchard Acre Farm; Parker Green Community Leader – nominations received from: AV Browne; Castlereagh Borough Council; Citi; Paperjam Design; Young at Art Paul Rooney, Chair of Business in the Community Northern Ireland, said: “Yet again we have had a great response to these awards and from a wider range of companies than ever, suggesting that we are indeed deepening the culture of corporate responsibility in Northern Ireland, which is part of our aim. I know our judges are looking forward to hearing more from the shortlisted entrants in the next couple of weeks before they make their final decisions, which will be announced on June 9.” He added: “For the past four years we’ve had to operate a waiting list, as the event has been oversubscribed, so I would recommend that if your organisation has been shortlisted you book your places now.” Susan Kinane, Managing Director of Award sponsors, ESB Electric Ireland commented: “We want to see business grow and networks strengthen. Looking at other organisations that are going above and beyond getting the job done is inspirational and motivating. We are very keen to support this work and delighted to sponsor these awards.” Five Northern Ireland winners of Business in the Community’s UK Big Tick Awards will also be recognised at the gala event in Belfast in June.

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