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Top Queen’s accolade goes to Belfast charity Bryson

By Linda Stewart

A Belfast social enterprise charity has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development, the first time such an award has gone to a Northern Ireland organisation.

The prestigious award, given out during the Queen’s birthday today, is in recognition of the significant contribution that Bryson has made to the social and environmental improvement of Northern Ireland.

Hugh Crossey, chairman of Bryson Charitable Group, said: “I am delighted that Bryson has been awarded this highly prestigious honour. This award recognises the commitment of Bryson and its staff and volunteers to sustainable development.

“Bryson has been delivering services across Northern Ireland for over 100 years and is constantly changing and developing its services to meet changing social need.”

John McMullan, chief executive of Bryson Charitable Group, said: “Sustainable development is at the very heart of what we do at Bryson.”

The group now employs more than 650 staff and provides 22,000 individual services to households each day.

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