Blogs about the Awards

Opinion, interviews and articles by, for and about our Award entrants and winners

  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    Speaking in the week that Finance Wales hosted the judging day for the Wales Responsible Business Awards 2017, Giles Thorley (Chief Executive, Finance...

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  • How Manila Water are embracing sustainable development

    How Manila Water are embracing sustainable development

    As World Water Week 2016 approaches, we spoke to Manila Water, winner of this year's Unilever Global Development Award for their Water for the Poor...

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  • iDT Labs - using technology to bring transparency in West Africa

    iDT Labs - using technology to bring transparency in West Africa

    iDT labs leverages technology to build and scale solutions to social issues in Sierra Leone. The company was co-founded by Salton Massally in 2013 when...

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  • Reflections on Business in the Community's Responsible Business of the Year

    Patrick O'Meara, Membership Director, BITC, gives his reflections on the Winner and Finalists for the Responsible Business of the Year Award.  See all the Responsible Business of...

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  • What I learned from judging the Asda Environmental Leadership Award

    Karen Todd, Senior Manager, Zero Waste Sustainable Business at Asda, was the Chair of the judging panel for the Asda Environmental Leadership Award.  We caught up with her and...

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  • The Responsible Business Awards in Wales 2016

    The Responsible Business Awards in Wales 2016

    Rosie Sweetman, BITC Cymru Director, writes about this year's Awards. It’s my favourite time of year at Business in the Community. The time of year when...

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  • A welcome shift to strategic responses - Rachael Saunders on the Championing an Ageing Workforce Award

    A welcome shift to strategic responses - Rachael Saunders on the Championing an Ageing Workforce Award

    Rachael Saunders, Age at Work Director, on the trends she sees in this year's Finalists for the Championing an Ageing Workforce Award.   See the Finalist case studies. Click here...

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  • Building businesses the smart way - Gudrun Cartwright on this year's Asda Environmental Leadership Award entrants

    Building businesses the smart way - Gudrun Cartwright on this year's Asda Environmental Leadership Award entrants

    Gudrun Cartwright, Environment Director, Business in the Community, shares her thoughts on the key themes apparent from this year's Asda Environmental Leadership Award. Click...

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  • Tailored and targeted activity - Anne Willmot on the Employment for Excluded Groups and Inspiring Young Talent Award

    Tailored and targeted activity - Anne Willmot on the Employment for Excluded Groups and Inspiring Young Talent Award

    Anne Willmot, Work Inclusion Campaign Director, looks at what the Employment for Excluded Groups Award and Inspiring Young Talent entries show us about how companies are tackling...

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  • Becoming business as usual - Andy Melia on the Experian Building Stronger Communities Award entries

    Becoming business as usual - Andy Melia on the Experian Building Stronger Communities Award entries

    Andy Melia, Head of Community Investment, Business in the Community gives his thoughts on this year's entrants to the Experian Building Stronger Communities Award in recognition...

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  • Replicable, scalable and inspiring - Sue Adkins on the  Unilever Global Development Award entries

    Replicable, scalable and inspiring - Sue Adkins on the Unilever Global Development Award entries

    Sue Adkins, International Director, Business in the Community, reflects on what this year's entries to the Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty,...

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  • Working with young people, parents and teachers - Susie Perrett on the Education Award entries

    Working with young people, parents and teachers - Susie Perrett on the Education Award entries

    Susie Perrett, Director for Education, gives her analysis of the trends shown by the entries to this year's Education Award entries.  Click here or on image above to view larger...

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  • Joined up and holistic approaches - Louise Aston on the Bupa Wellbeing at Work Award Finalists 2016

    Joined up and holistic approaches - Louise Aston on the Bupa Wellbeing at Work Award Finalists 2016

    Louise Aston, Wellbeing Director at Business in the Community, takes a look at the trends apparent from this year's entrants to the Bupa Wellbeing at Work Award. Click here or on...

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  • What being a judge taught me about winning awards

    What being a judge taught me about winning awards

    With judging underway on this year's Awards, Les Ratcliffe, Head of Community Relations at Jaguar Land Rover and former Award judge shares the tips he picked up from sitting on...

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  • Relief, Resilience and Redesign – how business is changing disaster response

    Relief, Resilience and Redesign – how business is changing disaster response

    Rosie Oglesby, International Disaster Relief Programme Manager at Business in the Community (BITC), discusses the increasingly important role of...

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  • Ranking for success - why the reason CSR awards matter isn't the obvious one

    Ranking for success - why the reason CSR awards matter isn't the obvious one

    Charlie Ashford, Consultant at Corporate Citizenship, argues that the true value of CSR awards and rankings is much more than getting your name in the news. If you’re reading...

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  • The recipe for an award winning business

    The recipe for an award winning business

    Kerry Perkins, Business in the Community's Head of Awards has let you in on her not-so-secret recipe for putting together an award winning business. Bon appetit! Ingredients One...

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  • Ten top tips on writing award-winning entries

    Ten top tips on writing award-winning entries

    Getting your responsible business achievements across on an application form in a clear and compelling way can sometimes be easier said than done.  In...

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  • Q&A with Darush Dodds of Esh Group - winner of the Schools Partnership Award 2015

    Q&A with Darush Dodds of Esh Group - winner of the Schools Partnership Award 2015

    Esh Group’s careers advice programme, Building My Skills, won the School Partnerships Award in this year’s Responsible Business Awards.  Over 60...

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  • 7 things you may have missed at the Gala Dinner

    7 things you may have missed at the Gala Dinner

    We look back at the Responsible Business Gala Dinner 2015 and some of the things you may have missed.     1. National Grid brought its energy to the...

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