ScottishPower has been named a winner in Business in the Community’s (BITC) Wales Awards for Excellence. The annual Awards commend the very best examples of Welsh business as a force for good.
ScottishPower won the Business Inspiring Young People Award for its business sustained support of Ysgol Rhosnesni High School in Wrexham. The key objective of working with Ysgol Rhosnesni High School in Wrexham was to give sustained support to pupils to allow them to benefit from business input, and to assist teachers with work-related examples in order to enrich the curriculum. The Award was announced at a ceremony in Cardiff on 21 June.
Business in the Community’s Awards recognise the powerful and positive role that business is playing in local communities across Wales by rewarding companies for the impact and innovation of their responsible business programmes across a number of categories. The awards are given to companies who demonstrate their leadership on the key social and environmental issues where business can make a difference at local, national and international levels.
Roy Jones MBE, Community Liaison Manager for ScottishPower, said: “We are honoured to receive this award as it recognises our commitment to deliver successful and innovative community programmes to secondary schools and the wider communities in which we work. Working with Ysgol Rhosnesni High School in Wrexham has been a great experience and we anticipate the work will have a lasting impact at the school.”
Simon Harris, Wales Director, Business in the Community said: “I congratulate ScottishPower on their success in this year’s Awards. There has never been a better time to showcase that business can be a force for good – for the mutual benefit of both business and the communities in which they operate.
The Wales Awards for Excellence are all about celebrating responsible business and ScottishPower has demonstrated that they can have a positive impact on society and people without losing focus on their business.”
For further information about the 2012 Awards categories and sponsors, visit www.bitc.org.uk/wales
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About Business in the Community
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About the Awards for Excellence
Business in the Community’s Awards for Excellence recognises the powerful and positive role that business is playing in society. They shine a spotlight on the organisations that are transforming their business by integrating responsible business practices and transforming the communities in which they operate creating positive impacts for society and the environment. For more information about the Awards for Excellence please visit our website – www.bitc.org.uk/awards