Awards and Recognition
Castell Howell Foods – The Green Team
Castell Howell Foods is Wales’ largest independent food wholesaler with a fleet and brand that is recognised across the length and breadth of the nation. Castell Howell is a proud Welsh business with strong rural and community connections throughout its supply chain. As a result of these relationships – and its heritage in West Wales – environmental sustainability is a key priority for the business.
Brecon Carreg Mineral Water: The Welsh Government Responsible SME of the Year 2018
Brecon Carreg Mineral Water began 40 years ago in a converted barn at Llwyndewi Farm. Today, the company is the number one water brand in Wales, with 23% of market share. With contracts into major retailers and outlets across Wales, the company has an impressive customer reach and is committed to be sustainable – in every sense of the word – and has the structures and plans in place to achieve this responsibly over the coming years and decades.
Bluestone National Park Resort – Bluestone Employee Wellness
Bluestone National Park Resort is a short break holiday destination based in Pembrokeshire. It was founded in 2008 by William McNamara (CEO) and comprises over 340 accommodation units and employs over 700 staff. The company’s Employee Wellness programme was started by the CEO in 2016 with a personal commitment that “every person counts”.
Trivallis – Putting people at the heart of our communities
Trivallis is one of Wales’ largest housing associations, with over 10,000 properties, housing over 20,000 people across Rhondda Cynon Taff in South Wales. Trivallis is committed to providing more than just bricks and mortar, going above and beyond to work with tenants, community groups and charities to develop real places where people can live, work and thrive. Operating as Wales’ first community mutual housing association, Trivallis has a unique responsibility to put customers and clients at the heart of what it does.
Principality Building Society – Educational partnerships across Wales
Principality Building Society is the largest building society in Wales, working with communities and serving Members for over 150 years. Community and membership engagement is at the heart of what the business does and as a result, partnerships with schools across Wales (through the Business Class programme) is a natural extension of the work it does.
IKEA Cardiff and YMCA – Reclaim, Revive, Re-Love, Repeat
IKEA Cardiff is the only Wales branch of IKEA, a home furnishing retailer committed to creating a better everyday life for as many people as possible. Organisation-wide there is a commitment to supporting communities, helping them thrive whilst not contributing to unnecessary commercial waste wherever possible.
Do Digital Realities – The Do Academy
Do Digital Realities specialises in 3D work, including CGI visualisations, animations and fully immersive 3D models. In a relatively young, but growing, industry in South Wales, Do Digital found it difficult to apply the usual recruitment and skill development methods and so they built a recruitment, talent development and buddy system to future proof their business and support the sector.
ACT Training: BITC Cymru Responsible Large Business of the Year 2018
ACT Training is Wales’ largest training provider, welcoming over 6,500 people through its doors each year. With alternatives to formal education and a comprehensive training and further education offering, it works with people from all backgrounds – but also commits to being a responsible business by engaging with communities, schools and supporting its staff.