It’s Time to Shine When it Comes to Responsible Business!

02 November 2019

Business in the Community (BITC) and JP Corry is calling on Responsible Businesses across Northern Ireland to enter the 2020 Responsible Business Awards. 

Applications can be made online at Entries will close on Friday 28 February 2020 at 5:00 pm, and the winners will be revealed at a glittering gala dinner at the ICC Belfast on Thursday 28 May 2020. 

This is the fifteenth year of these awards, which are run by Business in the Community, and taking place in partnership with JP Corry and SPAR and in association with Ulster Business and U105. They 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. 

Calling for entries for the 2020 Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland; Peter Colligan, Human Resources Director JP Corry, (L) and Kieran Harding, Managing Director Business in the Community (R)

The awards are FREE to enter and open to firms of all sizes and from all sectors. There are eleven categories up for grabs in 2020:

  • NI Responsible Company of the Year, sponsored by Danske Bank
  • Age @ Work Champion, in partnership with Age NI
  • Diversity and Inclusion Award, sponsored by Belfast Harbour
  • Education Partner Award, sponsored by Allen & Overy
  • Employability and Jobs Award, sponsored by George Best Belfast City Airport
  • Environmental Leadership Award, sponsored by Heron Bros 
  • Investing in Your Community Award, sponsored by Arthur Cox
  • Responsible Digital Innovation Award, in partnership with Digital DNA
  • One-to-Watch Award, sponsored by Ciena
  • Responsible Product / Service Award, sponsored by Translink
  • Wellbeing at Work Award, sponsored by Larne Port

Business in the Community NI Managing Director, Kieran Harding, said: “The Responsible Business Awards recognise and reward firms in Northern Ireland that at embracing the journey to build better workforces, create a sustainable economy and healthy communities. The awards are FREE to enter and I’d encourage every business, no matter how big or small, to have a look at the range of categories and get your entries ready. If organisation is acting as a force for good, we want to hear from you.”

Applications can be made online at