Magherafelt firm Henry Group in line for ‘Responsible’ award

John Cunningham (Electric Ireland), Cathal Ward (Henry Group CR Team), Alex Crossan (BT) Jennifer Cruickshank (Henry Group CR Team, Sonia Armstrong (Ulster Business)
John Cunningham (Electric Ireland), Cathal Ward (Henry Group CR Team), Alex Crossan (BT) Jennifer Cruickshank (Henry Group CR Team, Sonia Armstrong (Ulster Business)

The Henry Group in Magherafelt could be in line for another major accolade after they were shortlisted for the Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland.

The company - which was recently visited by the former London Mayor Boris Johnson - has demonstrated positive impacts across its people, the planet and the places where it operates and advocates the benefits to encourage others to follow.

They has also been shortlisted in the Education Partner category sponsored by Allen & Overy, by demonstrating how its actions have helped raise the aspirations and achievements of young people (aged 4-19) through a solid business education partnership.

“By ensuring responsible business is deeply imbedded within all areas of our Company we are engaging with our people, creating a positive impact on the communities and environment in which we operate and experiencing significant business benefits,” said Henry Group Corporate Responsibility Director, Ian Henry, explains.

“For us responsible business simply makes sense – Good business sense and good social sense.”

The awards are sponsored by Electric Ireland, in partnership with Fujitsu, and in association with Ulster Business Magazine.

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.

“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.

“Excitement is rising as the winners will be announced this week.”

Niall Dineen, Head of Commercial at long-term Awards sponsor, Electric Ireland commented: “This is the eighth year that Electric Ireland has sponsored these awards. Electric Ireland puts its customers at the heart of everything we do, and this sponsorship provides us with an opportunity to see how businesses across Northern Ireland demonstrate their contribution to enhance the communities in which they work and operate in, ensuring their actions are reaping societal, business and economic benefits.”

“Electric Ireland recently increased its investment in Northern Ireland with our entry to the residential market and we are looking forward to growing both our business and residential sectors by doing business responsibly.”

Winners will be announced at a gala awards dinner at Belfast Waterfront Hall on Thursday 2 June.