Wales’ top responsible businesses ‘touching many thousands of lives’ – BITC Cymru announces the Responsible Business Awards 2019 shortlist

Twenty-three Welsh companies are being hailed for taking action to build inclusive workplaces, stronger communities and address environmental challenges in Wales.  
 
Business in the Community (BITC) Cymru today recognises those who have reached the top of the responsible business list in Wales as it announces the Wales Responsible Business Awards 2019 shortlist. These companies, of all sizes and locations across Wales, were judged by 35 independent business leaders to be exemplars who celebrate, champion and, crucially, inspire others through their responsible behaviour and practice.
 
Matt Appleby, director of BITC Cymru, said:
 
“These businesses are, in a multitude of ways, making a difference to schools, communities, staff, the economy and the environment throughout Wales. They are touching many thousands of lives in a positive way. Most importantly, they are offering inspiring examples of responsible business practices which others will choose to follow.
 
At times of growing uncertainty and inequality, we need good news stories such as these – and we can’t wait to share them with you at our 2019 Awards Gala dinner on 27 June.
 
Thank you to those businesses who keep making a commitment to purpose beyond profit and putting social and environmental issues at the heart of their operations. And thank you too to our judges, the 35 business leaders who had the very challenging but highly enjoyable job of deciding which companies reached the top of this list”.
 
The Wales Responsible Business Awards 2019 shortlisted companies are:

The BITC Cymru Responsible Large Business of the Year Award

  • Cardiff Business School
  • Kingspan Insulated Panels
The Welsh Government SME of the Year Award  
  • Rhondda Housing Association
  • Burns Pet Nutrition

The ACT Training Inspiring Young Talent Award 

  • Pobl Group
  • GE Aviation Wales

The Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water Wellbeing at Work Award 

  • South Wales Police
  • NPTC Group of Colleges
  • Gower College Swansea

The GE Aviation Wales Diversity & Inclusion Award 

  • Legal & General Wales
  • Enbarr Foundation CIC & Enbarr Enterprises Ltd
The NPTC Group of Colleges Education Award   
  • Bouygues UK
  • Costain Ltd
  • Trivallis
The Wales & West Utilities Community Partnership Award 
  • Jehu Group
  • Boots UK Ltd
  • Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water
The Wales Environmental Award  
  • Kingspan Insulated Panels
  • Techlan Ltd
  • Castleoak
  • Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water
The Volunteering Impact Award 
  • Principality Building Society
  • Kingspan Insulated Panels
The following companies were also reaccredited for their ongoing commitment to being a responsible business:
  • Costain Ltd
  • ACT Training
  • Brecon Carreg Mineral Water
  • Principality Building Society
  • Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd
  • Trivallis
  • IKEA Cardiff
Those who would like to celebrate responsible business in Wales and hear the winners’ stories – whilst having one of the best nights out in the summer – are invited to attend the Wales Responsble Business Awards black tie gala dinner at Cardiff’s Sophia Gardens on Thursday 27 June 2019.
 
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For further information please contact communications manager Lowri ap Robert on Lowri.aprobert@bitc.org.uk 029 20 780 050

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