Responsible Business Awards in Scotland

Business in the Community Scotland’s Responsible Business Awards celebrate the very best of responsible business.

Business in the Community Scotland Responsible Business Awards are open to any business which has its headquarters / main business operation based in Scotland, or any Scottish SME. Now in its 19th year, these prestigious Awards recognise a wide range of positive business activities, from supporting rural communities, to helping young people develop skills for the future and investing in the wellbeing of employees.

Scotland Responsible Large Business of the Year, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, receiving their trophy at the Scotland Responsible Business Gala Dinner and Ceilidh 2016.

The awards seek to celebrate companies who make a difference in their community by taking practical action to tackle pressing social and environmental issues.

Rigorously judged by an informed and mixed panel including politicians, business leaders and academics, the Awards celebrate those that are creating sustainable solutions to our most pressing challenges.

This year’s event took place at Prestonfield, Edinburgh on 28 June 2016 - read the news story about the event - and we’re delighted to announce our winners:

Scotland Award Winners 2016


Wales & West Utilities - Wales Responsible Large Business of the Year
Principality Building Society's Responsible Large Business of the Year Award, Winner 2016

Every day Wales & West Utilities does its very best to keep 7.5 million customers safe and warm, with a gas network they can rely on and a level of service they can trust. 

Published: Thu, 2016-06-30 23:00
Dr Zig's Extraordinary Bubbles - children playing with bubbles
The Welsh Government Responsible Small Business of the Year Award, Winner 2016

Using innovation and ethical business practices, Dr Zigs has turned bubbles into profit. Constantly updating its products and manufacturing process, the firm is changing the world, one bubble at a time.

Published: Thu, 2016-06-30 22:55
Dragon LNG - The Darwin Centre Experience
The Careers Wales Education Award, Winner 2016

The Dragon LNG Darwin Experience (DLNGDE) uses field trips and hands-on activities to engage pupils, particularly those from deprived backgrounds, in technology-related career paths.

Published: Thu, 2016-06-30 22:50
Categories: Education, Work Experience
GE Aviation Wales' apprentices and staff in front of an engine
Wales & West Utilities Inspiring Young Talent Award, Winner 2016

GE Aviation Wales offers apprenticeships in both engineering and business administration. The programmes provide excellent opportunities for young people and guarantees talent for the future of the engineering industry.

Published: Thu, 2016-06-30 22:45
Girls taking part in GE Aviation's Maths Mentoring Programme
The NPTC Group of Colleges Building Stronger Communities Award, Winner 2016

GE Aviation Wales is working with two local schools to provide mentoring support for pupils who are in danger of failing GCSE maths. The jet engineering firm is proving that maths doesn’t have to be rocket science.

Published: Thu, 2016-06-30 22:40
Halen Mon Anglesey Sea Salt - Winner, Dwr Cymru Environmental Leadership Award
The Dŵr Cymru Environmental Leadership Award, Winner 2016

Halen Môn has moved into a purpose-built new saltcote (salt factory) on the Isle of Anglesey. With built-in cost savings, the world famous sea salt is now more efficient to produce than ever before.

Published: Thu, 2016-06-30 22:35
Admiral Group - Ministry of Health
The Wellbeing at Work Award, sponsored by Healthy Working Wales, Winner 2016

Financial services company Admiral has launched a programme, Ministry of Health, which aims to create an overall welfare structure for the business by pulling together different aspects of support for staff.

Published: Thu, 2016-06-30 22:30
Business in the Community Scotland winner
Scotland Volunteering Team of the Year Award, Winner, 2016

Clydesdale Bank's dedicated team gave their skills, talent and enthusiasm and made an immediate difference to the charity they worked with, allowing the charity to focus on improving the lives of vulnerable children and young people.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-28 23:00
Categories: Volunteering
Scotland Employee Volunteer of the Year Award, Winner, 2016

Backed by a hugely supportive employer, Douglas has a tireless appetite for getting stuck in to all sorts of projects, and in doing so has inspired others and made a real difference to communities.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-28 23:00
Categories: Volunteering
Scotland Large Company of the Year Award, Winner, 2016

Business in the Community Scotland’s Large Company of the Year clearly demonstrated to the judges a diverse, well-rounded and practical approach to responsible business that is embedded in all of its day-to-day operations and tailored for the local communities in which it...

Published: Tue, 2016-06-28 23:00
Categories: Talent & Skills
Scotland Environmental Leadership Award, Winner, 2016

A leader which seeks to inspire and influence policy makers locally and globally in developing sustainability across the construction industry and beyond, Kirsty Maguire Architect Ltd proves that great design can go hand-in-hand with environmental sustainability.  

Published: Tue, 2016-06-28 23:00
Scotland Volunteering Company of the Year Award, Winner, 2016

LifeScan Scotland is a committed builder of community partnerships with a focus on allowing employee volunteering without limitation of time. The company’s approach encourages every employee to volunteer, with akk the positives of benefiting both the local community and...

Published: Tue, 2016-06-28 23:00
Categories: Volunteering
Scotland Closing the Education Gap Award, Winner, 2016

Michelin has a multifaceted approach to employability that is centred around enhancing skills in the local community to create opportunities for all, raising aspirations and improving people’s quality of life.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-28 23:00
Scotland SME of the Year Award, Winner, 2016

Rabbie's is an SME which continues to place environmental sustainability at the heart of its business, and which takes a holistic approach to responsible business; fostering partnerships with like-minded companies, seeking to influence others and spreading sustainable values...

Published: Tue, 2016-06-28 23:00
EDF Energy: HPC Conference
Business in the Community's Responsible Business of the Year Award, Finalist, 2016

EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and the largest producer of low carbon electricity, producing around one-fifth of the nation's electricity from its nuclear power stations, wind farms, coal and gas power stations and combined heat and power plants.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 16:00


Key Contact

Kate Hinder, Business in the Community ScotlandKate Hinder
Head of Communications

Business in the Community Scotland
T: 0131 451 1112

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