Commercial Business in the Community – Sponsored by UK Power Networks
This award is open for any commercial business that contributes to the environment, community and society.
The judges will be looking for evidence that include the majority of the following:
1. Objective – What environmental, society or economy projects are your company involved in and why?
2. Impact – Give details of the contribution the project has made to the environment or community.
3. Commitment to future – Give details of future projects or explain how current projects require continuous support.
The judges said of our winner: “As a unit of a much larger organisation, the Hitchin branch of LV has no particular need to get involved in local community works or fund-raising. The volunteering committee, however, has ensured inertia is not the norm in Hitchin, they have engaged the entire local outfit in their plans to help local charities. Most of the staff give up weekends and other free time at sometime in the year to get involved not just in fund-raising (although they did manage £32,000 last year), but in doing work in the community to help others. A truly communal effort.”
Craig McVoy, Head of Customer Experience, said: “This is absolutely wonderful, to win two out of the three awards we entered is amazing. We were finalists last year and it’s great to be recognised for the work being done by LV in the community. It’s fantastic.”