JP Corry shortlisted for responsibility award

15 May 2017

JP Corry has been shortlisted for a Responsible Business Award in Northern Ireland.

Shortlisted in the Building Stronger Communities Award category sponsored by Department for Communities, JP Corry has demonstrated a positive impact on communities through investing its time, resources and expertise to tackle disadvantage.

JP Corry Managing Director Ciaran Mc Connell said: “At JP Corry we believe a strong community spirit is embedded in our culture and we’re very proud to be recognised as a positive force in our local communities. There’s a strong commitment across our branch network to engage with local groups to ultimately build stronger, sustainable communities. We welcome opportunities that make a difference and contribute to the social and economic benefits of our local areas." 

“Our current partnership with Barnardo’s NI focuses specifically on young people who have spent their life in care, with the primary focus of developing work placements, apprenticeships and mentoring programmes to help young people prepare for the work environment. I’m looking forward to developing this in the coming year.”

The awards, now in their 12th year, are sponsored by Electric Ireland, and in association with Ulster Business Magazine and other categories include:

This year’s award categories and sponsors are:

•    NI Responsible Company of the Year, sponsored by Diageo 
•    Building Stronger Communities, sponsored by the Department for Communities
•    Diversity and Inclusion Award, sponsored by BT
•    Education Award, sponsored by Allen & Overy
•    Employability Champion Award, sponsored by Belfast Harbour 
•    Environmental Leadership Award, sponsored by Arthur Cox  
•    Marketplace Leadership, sponsored by Fujitsu
•    One-to-Watch Award, sponsored by Danske Bank
•    Wellbeing at Work Award, sponsored by Larne Port 

Chair of Business in the Community NI, Roy Adair, said: 

“We are delighted to recognise and celebrate organisations that are doing the right thing by their people, the planet and the places where they operate. Our Awards are a fantastic opportunity, not only to reward responsible business, but also to raise awareness of the great things that Northern Ireland companies are doing throughout the year. We had a considerable increase in entries this year. The standard was exceptionally high, and I think all of our judges found the shortlisting process a challenge. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our finalists the very best of luck.”

Kevin Caldwell, Operations Manager at long-term Awards sponsor, Electric Ireland commented: “As a company, we are committed to responsible business and our sponsorship enables us to recognise the enormous contributions that businesses in Northern Ireland make to their local communities.”

Winners will be announced at a gala awards dinner at Belfast Waterfront Hall on Thursday 1 June.

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