Heron Bros Ltd has been shortlisted for a Responsible Business Award in Northern Ireland.

Shortlisted in the Community Impact Champion category sponsored by firmus energy, Heron Bros Ltd has demonstrated a positive impact through investing its time, resources and expertise in volunteering and community work to tackle disadvantage.

“We have built a committed team
that work in collaboration with all stakeholders to deliver value to our customers while ensuring a positive impact upon the communities in which we operate” (Damien Heron, Group Managing Director).

The awards are sponsored by Electric Ireland and in association with Ulster Business Magazine and other categories include:

This year’s award categories and sponsors are:

  • NI Responsible Company of the Year, sponsored by Allstate Northern Ireland
  • Resource Efficiency, in partnership with WRAP Northern Ireland
  • Business & Biodiversity, sponsored by AES
  • Employer of Choice, sponsored by Arthur Cox Solicitors
  • Employability Champion, in partnership with the Citywide Employers’ Forum
  • Education Partner, sponsored by Allen & Overy
  • Marketplace Leadership, in partnership with Ulster Business

Chair of Business in the Community NI, Roy Adair, said: “These are exciting times for business. Despite a number of challenging years during recession and although we still have to face the worst of the public sector cuts, the power of business to be a force for good must never be underestimated. It is heartening to see businesses here holding fast to their determination, not just to do the good business but to go the extra mile and do the right thing by their people, the planet and in the places where they operate. Our Awards celebrate companies who realise just how important their actions are to our society.”

Niall Dineen, Head of Commercial at long-term Awards sponsor, Electric Ireland commented: “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Business in the Community in sponsoring these awards. For us, it’s extremely important to lead by example, being a responsible corporate citizen ourselves but also inspiring and encouraging businesses to keep on doing the right thing. We’ve seen through our work with Business in the Community in Northern Ireland that even small actions can reap huge rewards.

“These awards are the perfect vehicle for businesses to learn from one another and find ways to strengthen the economy together. I wish every company entering much success and I look forward to meeting the winners at the Gala Dinner in June at Belfast Waterfront Hall.”

Winners will be announced at a gala awards dinner at Belfast Waterfront Hall on Thursday 5 June.

For more information visit www.bitcni.org.uk or call (028) 9046 0606.

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