The Award, sponsored by Norse and Business in the Community and announced last night at the Norfolk Showground, gives recognition to local companies that are leading in community investment and making a real impact on their local community, especially in areas of greatest need.
“ The company has taken time not only to identify and address local needs, but also to ensure its work in the community is sustainable. ”
“The company has taken time not only to identify and address local needs, but also to ensure its work in the community is sustainable. Its emphasis on developing links with young people, through local schools and an Annual Youth Awards scheme, is particularly commendable."
The judges agreed Bernard Matthews should be recognised for a fantastic record of social responsibility. From volunteering and staff development, to employee-led grant giving to local good causes, its enthusiasm and commitment to making a real difference in our communities can be seen across all elements of business practice.”
Bernard Matthews were delighted to receive the accolade. Andrew Sherwood, HR Director at Bernard Matthews commented "We are extremely proud to have won the EDP Community Impact Award. We have always been passionate about helping our local community, a legacy continued on from the great work done by Bernard Matthews himself. It is wonderful for the team that have worked so hard over the years, to gain such recognition. “
Following a record number of entries for the closely contended category, LSI Architects and Circle Housing were finalists for the Community Impact Award, commended for their positive work in the community.
The ceremony also saw BITC members East of England Co-operative win the Award for Food and Farming Excellence and LSI Architects the Award for Design and Development