Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland open for entries

  • Entries are now open for the Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland, recognising local firms that have excelled throughout the pandemic.

    Northern Ireland's tech and startup scene has a great reputation for being run in a responsible manner, from improving diversity and inclusion to championing environmental and social issues. If you're particularly proud of some of the schemes your company has run to benefit people this year, now's the time to enter them for the Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland.

    The Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland are now open for entries from across the region and from every industry. There are a total of 11 award categories spanning everything from small businesses to large and covering responsibility in issues such as ageism, diversity, education, and innovation.

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    The full list of categories is:

    • NI Responsible Company of the Year, sponsored by Asda
    • Age-Friendly Business Award, sponsored by Age-Friendly Network
    • Diversity and Inclusion Award, sponsored by Belfast Harbour
    • Education Partnership Award, sponsored by Allen & Overy
    • Environmental Leadership Award, sponsored by Heron Bros
    • Innovation in Employability Award, sponsored by George Best Belfast City Airport
    • Investing in Your Community Award, sponsored by Arthur Cox
    • Responsible Digital Innovation Award, sponsored by Allstate NI
    • One-to-Watch Award, sponsored by Ciena
    • Responsible Product / Service Award, sponsored by Translink
    • Wellbeing at Work Award, sponsored by Larne Port

    The awards will be taking place in partnership with JP Corry and SPAR and run in association with Ulster Business and U105. Entries are open now and close at 5PM on Friday 11th June, and anyone can enter their company for the awards. This year's awards will recognise the work that companies have done despite the pandemic, recognising that this year has not been business as usual for any of us.

    Kieran Harding, Managing Director, Business in the Community commented: "This year has been challenging and we recognise how difficult it has been for everyone. In connecting with businesses across Northern Ireland over the past year, I am so impressed with their commitment to supporting their people, keeping the environment and sustainability at the top of their agenda and really deepening their engagement with communities who’ve needed business support more than ever."

    To enter the awards or find out more, head over to


    Source: Written based on press release

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