SPAR NI has extended its partnership with Business in the Community to support its Responsible Business Awards 2021, now open to any business going above and beyond to make a difference to society or the environment.
Entries are invited from businesses all of sizes and sectors, with competition expected to be strong following a year in which every person and company has been impacted by the pandemic.
“SPAR operates in every community across Northern Ireland, and we are hands-on when it comes to safeguarding our towns, villages and local environments for the future,” said Bronagh Luke, head of corporate marketing at Henderson Group, owner of the SPAR brand in Northern Ireland.
“The SPAR brand is celebrating 60 years of supporting and serving our local communities, supporting grass root groups and initiatives, fundraising for charitable organisations and working with local farmers, growers and suppliers, so we’re delighted to be supporting the Responsible Business Awards.”
The 11 Award categories include: NI Responsible Company of the Year; Age-Friendly Business; Diversity and Inclusion; Education Partnership; Environmental Leadership; Innovation in Employability; Investing in Your Community; Responsible Digital Innovation; One-to-Watch; Responsible Product/Service; and Wellbeing at Work.
Kieran Harding, managing director, Business in the Community, said: “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.
“This year’s Awards will recognise that it has not been ‘business as usual’ and we’re keen to see entries from the spectrum of Northern Ireland businesses.”
Enter now at www.bitcni.org.uk/awards.