Belfast Harbour Calls for Companies to Enter the 2019 Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland

Companies encouraged to enter annual awards.

Belfast Harbour are delighted to sponsor the Employability and Jobs Award once again at this year’s Responsible Business Awards, established by Business in the Community. The annual awards are closely linked with our Corporate Responsibility pillars and allow Belfast Harbour to give gratitude to other businesses recognising the importance of a strong workforce.

Belfast Harbour’s Chief Executive, Joe O’Neill says:

“At Belfast Harbour we are specifically encouraging companies to enter the Employability & Jobs Award category – an award for the organisation that best removes barriers to work and helps people thrive in meaningful employment.”

Belfast Harbour has a long standing commitment to supporting access to work through its wide ranging Corporate Responsibility programme through initiatives in partnership with The Prince’s Trust, StemAware and Queen’s University.

Applications to the awards can be made online at Entries will close on Friday 22 February 2019 at 5:00 pm, and the winners will be revealed at a glittering gala dinner at Belfast Waterfront Hall on Thursday 30 May 2019.

The annual awards, which are run by Business in the Community, and in partnership with JP Corry and Ulster Business, seek to recognise and celebrate firms in Northern Ireland that are making a difference by taking practical action to address pressing social and environmental issues. They are open to firms here of all sizes and from all sectors. There are ten categories up for grabs in 2019:

  • NI Responsible Company of the Year, sponsored by Heron Bros
  • Diversity and Inclusion Award
  • Education Partner Award, sponsored by Allen & Overy
  • Employability and Jobs Award, sponsored by Belfast Harbour
  • Environmental Leadership Award, sponsored by Arthur Cox
  • Responsible Digital Innovation Award
  • One-to-Watch Award, sponsored by Survitec
  • Investing in Your Community Award, sponsored by Caterpillar NI
  • Wellbeing at Work Award, sponsored by Larne Port
  • Responsible Product / Service Award

The awards are free to enter and every business, no matter how big or small, can enter.

Companies seeking recognition for their responsible business at a national level may be interested in the UK Responsible Business Awards, also run by Business in the Community. Find out more at Closing date for entries is 22 February 2019.