Jun 2018 / News

ACT, Wales’ largest training provider, has been named ‘Responsible Large Business of the Year 2018’ by Business in the Community Cymru; the prestigious awards programme that recognises companies making a positive difference here in Wales.  

ACT were also proud sponsors of the ‘ACT Training Talent Development Award’, which champions businesses who are working to attract, build and nurture the next generation of talent in Wales. 

The Awards (#WalesRBAwards), 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 showcase employers from across Wales, regardless of sector or size, that are developing talent, creating stronger links with communities, engaging with schools, reducing environmental impacts, encouraging wellbeing and having an impact through volunteering.

Over the past 3 decades ACT has been delivering Traineeships, Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeships to its diverse intake of learners, with over 6,500 people passing through their doors each year. The company’s mission is to make a positive difference to people’s lives and, through their learning provision, ACT works towards the goal of making Wales a better place, socially and economically. 

Commenting on the award win, Andrew Cooksley, Chief Executive Officer at ACT said: “We are incredibly honoured to have won the ‘Responsible Large Business of the Year Award’. Responsibility is one of the core principles informing everything we do at ACT. We genuinely want to make a positive impact on people’s lives and the best way to do that is to just get on and do it. Responsibility is more than just doing your bit, it’s about making a difference to people’s lives and that is at the heart of everything we do here at ACT. ”

Matt Appleby, Director at Business in the Community Cymru added: “The Wales Responsible Business Awards are a celebration of incredible dedication by companies across Wales.  We are united in a belief that business can improve lives and create a healthier society – and our winners, who fill us with optimism for the future, are exemplars of responsible business. Congratulations, ACT Training, on your committed responsible business practice – and for being the best of the best. We look forward to continue working with you over the coming year”.

The ‘Responsible Large Business of the Year 2018’ is yet another fantastic accolade for ACT to add to its growing collection, which also includes being named as one of the UK’s top employers with its 59th placed ranking in the prestigious Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for 2018 list and a Best Companies 2 Star ‘outstanding’ accreditation for its commitment to workplace engagement.