18 | April | 2019
Gilbert-Ash is among seven companies shortlisted for the Education Partner Award, part of the Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland. The Responsible Business Awards seek to recognise and reward firms in Northern Ireland that are embracing the journey to build better workforces, create a sustainable economy and healthy communities. The winner will be announced at a special black-tie event on Thursday 30 May at Belfast Waterfront Hall
Shortlisted in the Education Award category, sponsored by Allen & Overy, Gilbert-Ash has demonstrated how its actions have helped raise the aspirations and achievements of young people (aged 4-19) through a solid business education partnership.
“We are thrilled to be a Shortlisted Finalist in the Education Partnership category” commented Maria Bradley, HR Manager at Gilbert-Ash. “This has been an amazing project from the outset with all partnering links directly involved, totally committed and genuinely enthused by the interaction. It has resulted not only in Our Lady’s Primary School having a new dynamic outdoor learning space but it has given rise to long-term partnering which will help the girls develop and broaden their career ambitions”.
The annual awards, run by Business in the Community and supported by JP Corry and Ulster Business, seek to recognise and celebrate firms in Northern Ireland that are making a difference by taking practical action to address pressing social and environmental issues.
Business in the Community NI’s Managing Director, Kieran Harding, said: “Now more than ever, businesses are getting on with the job – demonstrating strong leadership and their commitment to their people, the planet and the places in which they are located. The Awards provide the perfect vehicle to showcase some of the best responsible business actions being taken by organisations here to ensure they are continuing to be a force for good in society.
“Once again, the calibre of entries for this year’s Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland was exceptionally high, and our judges found the shortlisting process a challenge. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all finalists the very best of luck and we look forward to welcoming everyone to the gala awards dinner at Belfast Waterfront Hall on Thursday 30 May where the winners will be announced.”