Wales’ Most Responsible Businesses Recognised


Nine companies have reached Gold standard for being the most responsible in Wales.

Wales’ most responsible businesses have been recognised at BITC Cymru’s Wales Responsible Business Awards 2019 dinner.

Twenty-five entries were received and nine winning companies were rewarded for their responsible business activity at the dinner which was held at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, hosted by BBC Cymru Wales’ Lucy Owen and attended by 350 representatives from businesses, the third sector and government.

There were nine categories – Responsible Large Business of the year, Responsible SME of the year, Environment, Education, Inspiring Young Talent, Wellbeing at Work, Diversity and Inclusion, Volunteering Impact and Community Partnership.

The Wales Responsible Business Awards Winners 2019 were:

The BITC Cymru Responsible Large Business of the Year Award

  • Cardiff Business School

The Welsh Government SME of the Year Award

  • Rhondda Housing Association

The ACT Training Inspiring Young Talent Award

  • Pobl Group

The Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water Wellbeing at Work Award

  • South Wales Police

The GE Aviation Wales Diversity & Inclusion Award

  • Legal & General Wales

The NPTC Group of Colleges Education Award

  • Bouygues UK

The Wales & West Utilities Community Partnership Award

  • Jehu Group

The Wales Environmental Award

  • Kingspan Insulated Panels

The Volunteering Impact Award

  • Principality Building Society

The following companies were also re-accredited for their ongoing commitment to being a responsible business:

  • Costain Ltd
  • ACT Training
  • Brecon Carreg Mineral Water
  • Principality Building Society
  • Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd
  • Trivallis
  • IKEA Cardiff
  • Castell Howell Foods

Director of BITC Cymru Matt Appleby said:

“We’re proud that our awards are seen as the gold standard of responsible business. They are highly sought-after, not easy to win and independently judged – and consequently a valuable accolade.

“Our awards recognise companies that make a positive difference – socially, environmentally and educationally – and reward those with a clear social purpose at their heart. It’s fantastic to see so many Welsh employers committed to delivering sustainable growth and prosperity across Wales.

“With our Waste to Wealth environment summit grabbing the headlines a fortnight ago and our awards gaining such kudos this week, it’s fair to say that responsible business activity is, quite rightly, increasingly in the spotlight.”

BITC Chair Steve Hughes CEO of Principality Building Society added:

“We had another fantastic evening celebrating more inspiring achievements by Wales’ most conscientious and responsible businesses. The standard of entries gets higher and higher – as commitment to sustainability increasingly becomes the norm – and the winners have done remarkable thing in their fields”