BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2017-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ —George Best Belfast City Airport has been awarded the Right Place to Work accolade at the 2017 Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards.
The award was presented at a gala dinner in Titanic Belfast on Thursday night, with business leaders from across the province gathering for the sold-out awards ceremony.
Right Place to Work is awarded to socially responsible organisations that display close links to community or charitable initiatives and that have a genuine commitment to environmental issues, as well as being able to demonstrate how these initiatives have benefited the organisation as a whole.
Other finalists in the Small/Medium Organisation Right Place to Work Category were Belfast International Airport, Serviscource Recruitment, Vita Liberata and Out There Services.
Michelle Hatfield, Director of HR and Corporate Responsibility at Belfast City Airport, said:
“We are delighted to have been recognised as the Right Place to Work at The Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards.
“Corporate Responsibility is a key objective at the airport and one that all employees are actively involved in. We deliver an award-winning Community Commitment Plan which focuses on four key strands – Community, Education, Environment and People.
“The four key strands in our Plan form our core values and are at the heart of all operations within the airport. At the airport, we are very aware of the impact that businesses can have on their local communities and we are dedicated to have a positive impact on our society through our range of initiatives and outreach programmes
“Through this Community Plan, we are able to work in partnership with local training providers to facilitate Apprentice programmes in various departments in the airport, as well as allowing us to work in partnership with local schools, charities and organisations in greater Belfast.
“The main vehicle through which we deliver our Community Commitment Plan is our Community Fund, which has provided over £330,000 worth of financial support to a number of local projects.”
The judges identified the airport as an organisation that endeavors to do its utmost to enrich the local community, providing benefit to society and the business.
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