Henry Brothers Ltd has been named NI Responsible Company of the Year at Business in the Community’s 2021 Responsible Business Awards. A panel of independent judges awarded Henry Brothers with this prestigious top award for demonstrating the implementation of a wide range of successful corporate responsibility initiatives that strategically address key issues and challenges in a way that creates value for both society and the business.
Winners in all 11 responsible business categories were announced at a hybrid awards event hosted in-studio by TV and weather presenter and journalist Barra Best and broadcast live across Business in the Community’s digital platforms.
Northern Ireland’s leading responsible companies were recognised for outstanding contributions to their people, the planet and the places where they operate, with categories that cover all themes in responsible business, including wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, environment, community, digital innovation, and more.
The awards, organised by responsible business network Business in the Community, take place annually and in 2021 the event was run in partnership with JP Corry, Spar and Department for Communities, and in association with Ulster Business and U105.
The eleven 2021 winners were:
NI Responsible Company of the Year, sponsored by Asda – Henry Brothers Ltd;
Age-Friendly Business Award, sponsored by Age-Friendly Network – Bank of Ireland;
Diversity and Inclusion Award, sponsored by Belfast Harbour – AMS;
Education Partnership Award, sponsored by Allen & Overy – Heron Bros Ltd;
Environmental Leadership Award, sponsored by Heron Bros – Danske Bank;
Innovation in Employability Award, sponsored by George Best Belfast City Airport – Translink;
Investing in Your Community Award, sponsored by Arthur Cox – PwC;
Responsible Digital Innovation Award, sponsored by Allstate NI – Sentireal Ltd;
One-to-Watch Award, sponsored by Ciena – Dowds Group;
Responsible Product/Service Award, sponsored by Translink – Huhtamaki;
Wellbeing at Work Award, sponsored by Larne Port – Northern Ireland Water.
Kieran Harding, Managing Director, Business in the Community, said: “Congratulations to each of the winning organisations for leading the way in responsible business.
“This year has been really challenging for a lot of businesses and people in Northern Ireland, so I want to thank our winning, highly commended, and shortlisted organisations for continuing to make responsible business action a priority.”