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BUSINESS in the Community Northern Ireland is calling on Belfast firms to submit their entries to the 2016 Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland. Applications can be made online at www.bitcni.org.uk/awards and will close for entries on Friday 25 March 2016.

These awards celebrate firms in Northern Ireland that are making a difference by taking practical action to address pressing social and environmental issues. They are open to businesses of all shapes and sizes, and are FREE to enter. Winners will be announced at a glittering gala awards ceremony at Belfast Waterfront Hall on Thursday 2 June.

Eight categories are available:
Resource Efficiency Champion, in partnership with WRAP
Business & Biodiversity, in partnership with Ulster Wildlife Trust
Employer of Choice, sponsored by Arthur Cox
Employability Champion, sponsored by Delta Packaging
Community Impact Champion, sponsored by Belfast Harbour
Education Partner, sponsored by Allen & Overy
Workplace Health and Wellbeing, sponsored by Benenden
Marketplace Leadership, in partnership with Fujitsu

Chair of Business in the Community NI, Roy Adair, said: “The Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland provide a valuable platform for local companies to share their experiences, inspire others and gain recognition for the great work they are doing.

“With only two weeks to go until the closing date for entries, I would urge all firms to have a look at the categories and submit their entries.”

To find out more, visit www.bitcni.org.uk/awards or call (028) 9046 0606.