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East Anglia: Adnams chief Andy Wood named by Business in the Community as Prince of Wales regional ambassador

06:00 19 June 2014

Andy Wood, right,chief executive of Adnams, receives the Business In The Community Prince

Andy Wood, right,chief executive of Adnams, receives the Business In The Community Prince's Ambassador award at the East of England BITC Responsible Business Awards dinner from Paul Winter, chief executive of Ipswich Building Society.

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Businesses including Anglia Water, the East of England Co-op, Ipswich Building Society and Norse were among those honoured by the Business in the Community (BITC) charity in its 2014 Responsible Business Awards for the East of England.

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Business in the Community East of England award winners

Big Ticks

Engaging Customers on Sustainability Award, supported by How on Earth: Anglian Water

Education Award, supported by UKCES: Inspired Change

Inspiring Young Talent Award: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Santander Responsible Small Business Award: Ipswich Building Society and LSI Architects LLP

Dairy Crest Rural Action Award: East of England Co-operative and Dalehead Foods

Asda Environmental Leadership Award: Anglian Water

Work Inclusion Award: Norse

Workwell Award: City College Norwich

Local Impact Awards

East of England Business Action on Public Health, sponsored by Ipswich Building Society: Dalehead Foods

Employee Volunteering Business, sponsored by Norse Commercial Services: Keeping HR Simple Ltd

Employee Volunteering Individual, sponsored by Stansted Airport: Dave Arkwright, Archant

The event, held at Parklands, Quendon Hall, in Essex, saw employers and individuals from around the region presented with Big Tick and Local Impact Awards in recognition of efforts which have had a significant beneficial impact on society and the environment.

In addition, Andy Wood, chief executive of Adnams, was named by BITC as regional business ambassador for HRH the Prince of Wales in the East of England, in recognition of his passion for driving local economic development in Suffolk and Norwich.

And Graeme Ferguson from Stansted Airport won the East of England Sieff Award in recognition of his role in delivering long-term change across the Manchester Airport Group.

As chair of the BITC East of England regional advisory board from 2009 until 2013, Andy Wood ensured business support for a number of BITC programmes in the local area. He maintains a key support to ex-offenders as part of a BITC project and has championed responsible business among member companies.

He will now lead on talent and skills development in the region and use the platform as HRH ambassador to support skills and education in the East of England.

Graeme Ferguson, who has has played a key role in driving the development of a community involvement strategy for Stansted Airport, will represent the region as a Sieff Ambassador, and talk to business leaders across the area to help them develop their sustainability policies.

The event also saw the East of England Community Champion Award presented to Keith Smith, director of the Ferry Project, a Wisbech-based charity for homeless single people, in light of his determination and desire to help the local community.

Big Tick awards winners included Anglian Water for its “Love Every Drop – Keep It Clear” campaign to change customer behaviour on the disposal of fats, oils, grease and other “unflushable” waste, Ipswich Building Society for its wide-ranging responsible business agenda and the East of England Co-op, in the rural action category.

In addition to these accolades, Dalehead Foods, Keeping HR Simple and Dave Arkwright from media company Archant were awarded Local Impact Awards which celebrate individuals and business leaders who have made a major personal contribution to their local community.

Stephen Howard, chief executive of BITC, said: “The Responsible Business Awards seek to celebrate the achievements of forward thinking, responsible businesses and exceptional individuals who have made a significant and valuable contribution to society.

“Each of today’s winners have demonstrated a long-term commitment to building more resilient communities, stimulating local economies, creating diverse, skilled and healthy workforces and addressing skills shortages. We want to champion all they have done in the belief that this will inspire another crop of inspirational leaders who change the way businesses operate within society.”

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