Posted on Tuesday 5 November 2019 by Ulster Business

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Some of Northern Ireland’s leading companies will have a chance to showcase their social responsibility and contribution to society with the launch of this year’s Responsible Business Awards.

Business in the Community is calling on responsible businesses from across Northern Ireland to enter the 2020 Responsible Business Awards.

The awards, in association with Ulster Business and U105 and in partnership with JP Corry and SPAR, seek to recognise and celebrate firms in Northern Ireland that are making a difference by taking practical action to address pressing social and environmental issues.

They are free to enter and open to firms here of all sizes and from all sectors. There are 11 categories up for grabs in 2020:

NI Responsible Company of the Year, sponsored by Danske Bank

Age at Work Champion, in partnership with Age NI

Diversity and Inclusion Award, sponsored by Belfast Harbour

Education Partner Award, sponsored by Allen & Overy

Employability and Jobs Award, sponsored by George Best Belfast City Airport

Environmental Leadership Award, sponsored by Heron Bros

Investing in Your Community Award, sponsored by Arthur Cox

Responsible Digital Innovation Award, in partnership with Digital DNA

One-to-Watch Award, sponsored by Ciena

Responsible Product / Service Award, sponsored by Translink

Wellbeing at Work Award, sponsored by Larne Port

Business in the Community NI managing director, Kieran Harding, said: “The Responsible Business Awards recognise and reward firms in Northern Ireland that at embracing the journey to build better workforces, create a sustainable economy and healthy communities.

“The awards are free to enter and I’d encourage every business, no matter how big or small, to have a look at the range of categories and get your entries ready. If organisation is acting as a force for good, we want to hear from you.”

To help companies to create the best possible entries, Business in the Community is running a Showcase & Share Breakfast at Allstate NI on Monday 11 November 2019 from 8.30 – 10.30 am where those who’d like to enter can gain an insight, tips and advice on how best to put together their applications.

Applications can be made online at www.bitcni.org.uk/awards. Entries will close on Friday February 28, 2020 at 5pm, and the winners will be revealed at a gala dinner at the ICC Belfast on Thursday May 28, 2020.

 

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