Benenden sponsors new Workplace Health & Wellbeing Award in Northern Ireland
24th February 2016
Benenden is calling for businesses to enter this year’s Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland after coming on board as sponsor of the new Workplace Health and Wellbeing category.
Helen Smith, Business Development Director of Benenden says: “At Benenden we believe that promoting workplace health and wellbeing is crucial for any business - which is why we’ve sponsored this new category to recognise organisations which are proactively inspiring and supporting employees within their workplace to prioritise their health and wellbeing.
“At Benenden we understand how important the health and wellbeing of employees is to any business. A healthy workforce is a productive workforce and we know that absence can have a debilitating effect, especially on the performance of a small or medium size business.
“We look forward to learning more about the approach taken by Northern Ireland companies through our sponsorship of this category, as its aims clearly align with our business and our desire to support you, your business and your people. “
The awards are now open for business from the Northern Ireland area to enter. Applications can be made online at www.bitcni.org.uk/awards. Entries close on Friday 25 March 2016 with the gala awards ceremony taking place in Belfast Waterfront Hall on Thursday 2 June.
Now in their 11th year, the awards are run by Business in the Community and sponsored for the seventh year by Electric Ireland. The event is partnered by Fujitsu with media partner, Ulster Business. They are open to firms here of all sizes and from all sectors. The categories are:
- Resource Efficiency Champion, in partnership with WRAP
- Business & Biodiversity, in partnership with Ulster Wildlife Trust
- Employer of Choice, sponsored by Arthur Cox
- Employability Champion, sponsored by Delta Packaging
- Community Impact Champion, sponsored by Belfast Harbour
- Education Partner, sponsored by Allen & Overy
- Workplace Health and Wellbeing, sponsored by Benenden
- Marketplace Leadership, in partnership with Fujitsu
Chair of Business in the Community NI, Roy Adair, said: “We are proud to recognise and celebrate organisations that do the right thing by their people, the planet and the places where they operate. I would encourage all companies with a commitment to responsible business to review the categories and submit an entry. Celebrating GOOD business is a win-win for business and for wider society.
“Our Awards celebrate companies who realise just how important their actions, focussing not on how a company spends its profits, but how it makes them in the first place. I’d encourage all businesses to put themselves forward for recognition and inspire others in the process.”
To find out more about the Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland, visit www.bitcni.org.uk/awards or call (028) 9046 0606.