South West College has been shortlisted for a Responsible Business Award by Business in the Community Northern Ireland.
Shortlisted in the Employer of Choice category sponsored by Arthur Cox Solicitors, South West College has demonstrated excellence in motivating and developing employees in a healthy and inclusive workplace which offers opportunities for all.
The Business in the Community NI Awards recognise and celebrate the very best of responsible business in the province.
Celine McCartan, Deputy Director and Head of Corporate Services at South West College said:
“This award represents the achievement of a 3 year ‘People’ strategy which has supported outstanding College performance by recruiting, developing and deploying the very best people.
“As one of the largest employers in Tyrone and Fermanagh, South West College is very proud to be recognised for offering excellent facilities, opportunities and support to our staff, who in return are committed to going the ‘extra mile’ in providing excellent service and top quality education & training to our students.”
The awards are sponsored by Electric Ireland and in association with Ulster Business Magazine. This year’s award categories and sponsors include:
NI Responsible Company of the Year, sponsored by Allstate Northern Ireland
Resource Efficiency, in partnership with WRAP Northern Ireland
Business & Biodiversity, sponsored by AES
Employability Champion, in partnership with the Citywide Employers’ Forum
Community Impact Champion, sponsored by firmus energy
Education Partner, sponsored by Allen & Overy
Marketplace Leadership, in partnership with Ulster Business
Chair of Business in the Community NI, Roy Adair, said:
“These are exciting times for business. Despite a number of challenging years during recession and although we still have to face the worst of the public sector cuts, the power of business to be a force for good must never be underestimated. It is heartening to see businesses here holding fast to their determination, not just to do the good business but to go the extra mile and do the right thing by their people, the planet and in the places where they operate. Our Awards celebrate companies who realise just how important their actions are to our society.”
Niall Dineen, Head of Commercial at long-term Awards sponsor, Electric Ireland commented:
“We are delighted to continue our relationship with Business in the Community in sponsoring these awards. For us, it’s extremely important to lead by example, being a responsible corporate citizen ourselves but also inspiring and encouraging businesses to keep on doing the right thing. We’ve seen through our work with Business in the Community in Northern Ireland that even small actions can reap huge rewards.
“These awards are the perfect vehicle for businesses to learn from one another and find ways to strengthen the economy together. I wish every company entering much success and I look forward to meeting the winners at the Gala Dinner in June at Belfast Waterfront Hall.”
Winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Dinner at Belfast Waterfront Hall on Thursday 4 June.
For more information visit www.bitcni.org.uk or call (028) 9046 0606.