• Marks & Spencer is among eight companies shortlisted for the Investing in your Community Award, part of the Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland
  • The Responsible Business Awards seek to recognise and reward firms in Northern Ireland that are embracing the journey to build better workforces, create a sustainable economy and healthy communities
  • The winner will be announced at a special black-tie event on Thursday 30 May at Belfast Waterfront Hall

M&S - Investing in your Community - Pictured (L-R) Benny Miskelly (PwC), Danielle McDaid and Killian Connolly (M&S), Stephen McGowan (The Executive Office) & June Bates (Caterpillar) (1)

 Shortlisted in the Investing in your Community Award category, sponsored by Caterpillar, M&S has worked in partnership with local communities to address long-term social and economic needs.

Simon Layton, M&S Head of Region in Northern Ireland said: “M&S has supported local communities throughout its 51 year history in Northern Ireland and we continue to encourage our colleagues to utilise their skills to play a transformative role, enabling local communities to thrive. We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Investing in your Community Award.”

The annual awards, run by Business in the Community and supported by JP Corry and Ulster Business, 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.

This year’s award categories are:

  • NI Responsible Company of the Year, sponsored by Heron Bros.
  • Investing in your Communities Award, sponsored by Caterpillar
  • Responsible Digital Innovation Award, sponsored by Ciena
  • Diversity and Inclusion Award, sponsored by Legal-Island
  • Education Partnership Award, sponsored by Allen & Overy
  • Employability and Jobs Award, sponsored by Belfast Harbour
  • Environmental Leadership Award, sponsored by Arthur Cox
  • Responsible Product/Service Award, sponsored by Ciena
  • One-to-Watch Award, sponsored by Survitec
  • Wellbeing at Work Award, sponsored by Larne Port

Business in the Community NI’s Managing Director, Kieran Harding, said: “Now more than ever, businesses are getting on with the job – demonstrating strong leadership and their commitment to their people, the planet and the places in which they are located. The Awards provide the perfect vehicle to showcase some of the best responsible business actions being taken by organisations here to ensure they are continuing to be a force for good in society.

“Once again, the calibre of entries for this year’s Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland was exceptionally high, and our judges found the shortlisting process a challenge. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all finalists the very best of luck and we look forward to welcoming everyone to the gala awards dinner at Belfast Waterfront Hall on Thursday 30 May where the winners will be announced.”

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

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