Funds-Axis are among three companies shortlisted for the One to Watch Award, part of the NI Responsible Business Awards.
The Responsible Business Awards seek to recognise and reward firms in Northern Ireland that are embracing the journey to build better workforces, create a sustainable economy and healthy communities.
The winner will be announced at a special black-tie event on Thursday 30 May at Belfast Waterfront Hall.
Shortlisted in the One-to-Watch Award category sponsored by Survitec, Funds-Axis has made significant progress in the development and implementation of its CR strategy.
Darren Burrows, Managing Director of Funds-Axis commented:
“We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this Business in the Community Award. We strongly believe in building a better workforce which not only benefits our business but also the wider community. There is much more we would like to do in this area over the coming years. I would like to thank our employees and our clients for their continued support.”
The annual awards, which are run by Business in the Community, and supported by 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.
This year’s award categories are:
- NI Responsible Company of the Year, sponsored by Heron Bros.
- Investing in your Communities Award, sponsored by the Caterpillar
- Responsible Digital Innovation Award, sponsored by Ciena
- Diversity and Inclusion Award, sponsored by Legal-Island
- Education Partnership Award, sponsored by Allen & Overy
- Employability and Jobs Award, sponsored by Belfast Harbour
- Environmental Leadership Award, sponsored by Arthur Cox
- Responsible Product/Service Award, sponsored by Ciena
- One-to-Watch Award, sponsored by Survitec
- Wellbeing at Work Award, sponsored by Larne Port
Business in the Community NI’s Managing Director, Kieran Harding, said:
“We are delighted that so many companies have entered this year, demonstrating their commitment to the responsible business movement, and showcasing the practical ways in which their organisations are taking action to be a force for good in society.”
“The Responsible Business Awards recognise those organisations that are truly having an impact on their people, the planet and the places where they operate. Judging this year coincided with Responsible Business Week (#RBweek), so it has been a real opportunity for all those involved to amplify their good business activities and stories.”
“Once again, the calibre of entries was exceptionally high, and I’m sure all of our judges found the shortlisting process a challenge. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all finalists the very best of luck and we look forward to welcoming everyone to the gala awards dinner at Belfast Waterfront Hall on Thursday 24 May where the winners will be announced.”
For more information visit www.bitcni.org.uk or call (028) 9046 0606.
Pictured at the judging panel for the One-to-Watch Award are Darryn Mallon and Christine Plowman from Funds-Axis with judges Gareth Millar, Survitec; Bronagh Luke, Henderson and Jenni Barkley, Belfast Harbour.