Apr 2016 / Company

ACT has been shortlisted in the Wales Responsible Business Awards 2016, the prestigious Awards programme which recognises the best in responsible business from across Wales.

The Awards, coordinated and managed in Wales by Business in the Community (BITC) Cymru, are the longest running and most robust responsible business awards programme. They identify and celebrate inspirational and leading companies which are taking positive action to address the social, economic and environmental challenges we face as a nation.

The announcement of the 2016 Wales Shortlist has been timed to coincide with Responsible Business Week (18 – 22 April), an annual initiative to raise the profile of the positive impact business has on communities and business across the UK.

The Wales Responsible Business Awards 2016, in partnership with Fujitsu, celebrate the variety of ways that business is making a positive difference – to their workforce, with future employees, in their communities, to the local environment, in schools, across their supply chain or across their organisation.

ACT was recognised for their commitment to making a positive difference to people’s lives by providing excellent learning programmes and has been shortlisted for three awards:Principality Building Society’s Responsible Large Business of the Year Award, Wales & West Utilities Inspiring Young Talent Award and The Careers Wales Education Award.

Commenting, Andrew Cooksley, Managing Director of ACT said: “I am honoured that ACT has been shortlisted for three Responsible Business Awards. Our work at ACT helps to raise the esteem and promote personal growth of thousands of learners every year and I am proud to say that we are making a positive impact on reducing the number of unemployed young people and adults across Wales.” 

Rosie Sweetman, Director of Business in the Community Cymru, added: “I am delighted that this year we have been able to recognise, through the Wales Responsible Business Awards, companies of all sizes and sectors from the four corners of Wales.

“This year’s Shortlist demonstrates that size and sector is no barrier to being a responsible business, or engaging with communities, schools, your suppliers, customers and employees. All of the companies who achieved a place on the Shortlist are leading the way in showing that responsible business is not just about how you spend profits, but how companies operate and make money.

“On behalf of the Prince’s Responsible Business Network in Wales, I would like to congratulate ACT on their hard won Shortlist place and for playing a part in raising awareness of business as a powerful force for good in Wales.”

On 30 June, BITC Cymru will hold it’s annual Wales Responsible Business Awards Gala Dinner where the 2016 Award Winners in each category will be announced. The Gala Dinner will be held at Cardiff City Stadium and will be hosted by BBC Cymru Wales presenter and newsreader, Lucy Owen.

The Awards and the Gala Dinner are sponsored by Fujitsu, Principality Building Society, the Welsh Government, Wales & West Utilities, NPTC Group of Colleges, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, Careers Wales and Healthy Working Wales and our media partner, Media Wales.