Heron Bros has been shortlisted for two Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland.

Finalist in the Northern Ireland Responsible Company of the Year Award category, Heron Bros has demonstrated positive impacts across its people, the planet and the places where it operates and advocates the benefits to encourage others to follow.

The Company has also demonstrated a positive impact on communities through investing its time, resources and expertise to tackle disadvantage by being shortlisted in the Building Stronger Communities Award category.

Martin O’Kane, Deputy Group Managing Director at Heron Bros commented on the achievement:

“Heron Bros is proud to be recognised as a leading responsible business. Corporate responsibility is at the centre of our business strategy. It has enabled us to create a culture that inspires our people to be the best that they can be, it has helped us develop a quality supply chain, and it has given our clients confidence in us as a contractor to protect the environment while continually adding value across the communities in which we work. We look forward to the gala awards dinner at Belfast Waterfront Hall on Thursday 24 May where the winners will be announced.”

The annual awards, which are run by Business in the Community, 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.

Business in the Community NI’s Managing Director, Kieran Harding, said: “We are delighted that so many companies have entered this year, demonstrating their commitment to the responsible business movement, and showcasing the practical ways in which their organisations are taking action to be a force for good in society.

“The Responsible Business Awards recognise those organisations that are truly having an impact on their people, the planet and the places where they operate. Judging this year coincided with Responsible Business Week (#RBweek), so it has been a real opportunity for all those involved to amplify their good business activities and stories.

“Once again, the calibre of entries was exceptionally high, and I’m sure all of our judges found the shortlisting process a challenge. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all finalists the very best of luck.”