We’re thrilled to have been Highly Commended in the 2012 Business in the Community Awards for Excellence in the East of England!
The Awards for Excellence, run by Business in the Community, commend the best examples of business as a force for good. This year Business in the Community celebrates 30 years of supporting and encouraging businesses to genuinely transform their businesses and their communities.
The 2012 Awards were presented to the winning companies at the East of England Awards Gala Dinner held at Hengrave Hall, Bury St Edmunds attended by over 300 businesses from across the region. The awards recognise the significant impact that companies have made to positively transform the communities in which they operate through their responsible business practice.
Mike Brophy, Regional Director, Business in the Community said:
“Each year I am thoroughly inspired by the businesses across the region striving to incorporate responsible business into all they say and do. Our winners show great leadership and willingness to genuinely transform their businesses and the communities in which they operate. This interconnected proposition of the mutual benefits to both business and society when businesses think and act differently is key for all organisations on this journey.”
Pro Bono Company of the Year
Critical Action was shortlisted for the Pro Bono Company of the Year. This award seeks to recognise, reward and celebrate businesses that have provided their professional services pro bono (free of cost, for the public good) to support voluntary or community organisations. It is designed to recognise a regional company whose outstanding contribution has had a significant impact on the local community and society and sets an example to other companies.
We were surprised, delighted and humbled to receive the commendation for our work. Giving something back, and helping others to make the most that they can out of their situation is part of our core philosophy, and we’re proud to be engaged in our local community organisations and charities, helping such inspirational groups and people.
We encourage businesses, large and small, to get involved in Business in the Community, to make a difference to their locales, and become even better places for staff to work.
About Business in the Community
Business in the Community is a business-led charity with a growing membership of over 850 companies. They work locally and nationally through 11 regional teams and internationally with 115 global partners. With a further 10,700 engaged in our campaigns and an employee reach of 16.8 million – they are one of the largest and most influential leadership networks focused on driving responsible business practice. They offer members a range of practical information, tools, training and resources to help them transform their businesses and integrate responsible practices into their operations. Members are also work to help transform communities and tackle serious social issues where business can make a real difference.
Business in the Community is one of the Prince’s Charities, a group of not-for-profit organisations of which The Prince of Wales is President. www.bitc.org.uk