Power NI, Northern Ireland’s leading energy provider, has been recognised as a Responsible Business Champion for 2020 by Business in the Community. The recognition comes in place of the annual Responsible Business Awards which will not take place this year, the first in 16 years.
The energy company received two nods in the ‘Investing in your community’ and the ‘Wellbeing at Work’ categories which were judged by senior leaders from Business in the Community. The accolades identify Power NI as a company who cares not only about the community they live, work and operate in but as a company who invests in the almost 400 staff they employ across three sites in Belfast, Antrim and Omagh.
William Steele, Customers Solutions Director for Northern Ireland commented:
‘I am thrilled that Power NI has been recognised by our peers as a champion in the Investing in your Community category. Our work in communities is essential to who we are as Northern Ireland’s leading energy provider. Our wide-ranging programmes including volunteering, ensuring our vulnerable customers are looked after and providing funding for groups, spans the whole province. I want to recognise the hard work of my colleagues at Power NI alongside our many partner organisations who continue to deliver for those who need it most, especially at the in present climate’.
Gary Ryan, Managing Director, Customer Solutions, Energia Group added:
‘Throughout Energia Group we pride ourselves on being an innovative community focused provider, working to provide customer service and new products. Alongside placing the customer at the heart of everything we do, staff wellbeing is a core part of our people strategy. By supporting our staff, we ensure their well-being is catered for as they provide the highest levels of customer service to our customers in both the Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland markets. May I take this opportunity to applaud our HR department who work tirelessly but particularly during the last number of months, to ensure our colleagues have felt comfortable, safe and valued, whether working from home or at an office base”.
BITC NI Managing Director, Kieran Harding congratulated Power NI on their success:
“Congratulations to Power NI. There is no doubt that 2020 has been a very different year to the one we expected. I am continually heartened by the determination of companies across Northern Ireland to be even more responsible through their activities, as they take care of their people, the environment and their communities.”