Buffoon Film and Media has been shortlisted in the Wales Responsible Business Awards 2018, Business in the Community Cymru’s award programme which recognises companies making a positive difference here in Wales.
The Awards (#WalesRBAwards) identify and showcase employers from across Wales, regardless of sector or size, that are developing talent, creating stronger links with communities, engaging with schools, reducing environmental impacts, encouraging wellbeing and having an impact through volunteering.
The announcement of the 2018 shortlist coincided with the launch (Monday 23 April) of Responsible Business Week, an annual awareness campaign which celebrates the brighter side of business by sharing great responsible business success stories. Throughout the UK employers will be showcasing inspiring stories and bringing experts together to help businesses create healthy communities at speed and scale.
Buffoon Film and Media was shortlisted in the Education Award category for work it is doing to give young people a stronger link to industry throughout their school life. Examples of their work include visits to TATA Steel for engineering students, industry workshops and regular visits to schools in the local area.
Commenting, Adam Amor, Director of Buffoon Film and Media said:
“We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Education Award. Ever since the business started back in 2011, we have always been committed to giving back to our local community. It has been embedded into the way we work and to receive our first piece of official recognition for this, it’s great!”
Matt Appleby, Director at Business in the Community Cymru added:
“Every year the Wales Responsible Business Awards recognise companies that are making a positive difference, beyond just profit, right here in Wales.
“By achieving a place on the shortlist, Buffoon Film and Media has demonstrated its commitment to operating responsibly, engaging with communities, customers, colleagues and suppliers to have a measurable impact on some of Wales’ most intractable challenges.
“On behalf of the Award sponsors, all our members and the team at BITC Cymru, I would like to congratulate all of the companies who made the 2018 shortlist – we look forward to celebrating in style at our Gala Dinner this June.”
On Thursday 28 June, Business in the Community Cymru will hold the annual Wales Responsible Business Awards Gala Dinner where the winners of the 2018 awards will be announced. The Gala Dinner will be held at SSE SWALEC and is to be hosted by Lucy Owen from BBC Cymru Wales. Speakers will include – Amanda Mackenzie OBE (Chief Executive, Business in the Community), Matt Appleby (Director, Business in the Community Cymru) and Chris No
tt OBE (Prince’s Responsible Business Ambassador and Senior Partner, Capital Law LLP). Additional speakers will be confirmed soon. Tickets for the Gala Dinner are available online at www.bitc.org.uk/wales (some discounts apply).
The Wales Responsible Business Awards and Gala Dinner are sponsored by Swansea University School of Management. Category sponsors include – the Welsh Government, the NPTC Group of Colleges, ACT Training, Wales & West Utilities and Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water. PwC Wales kindly hosted the Awards judging session.