In June 2019, Invotra was nominated by Jonathan Lord MP as the Woking Constituency Responsible Business Champion 2019. This month, Invotra received the news it had been officially shortlisted for the National Responsible Business Champion 2019 award.
Each year MPs are invited by the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG) to identify an outstanding local business which, because of its positive impact in their constituency, deserves to be nominated. A parliamentary judging panel then considers the companies nominated by MPs against national criteria announced each year by the APCRG, selecting one company as the winner of the APCRG National Responsible Business Champion award.
The criteria assessed by the parliamentary judging panel in selecting the 2019 National Responsible Business Champion are as follows:
- engaging with stakeholders to support the local community
- investing in healthy workplaces
- offering apprenticeships and training
- promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace
- working to reduce their environmental impact
- working with suppliers and SMEs to support responsible business practice
On the 16th July 2019, Invotra’s CEO, Fintan Galvin, attended the awards ceremony for all nominees. The event took place at Portcullis House at the Houses of Commons in London.
Co-chair of the APCRG, Baroness Greengross opened the awards ceremony, followed by Jonathan Djanogly MP, who referred to the short-listed companies, commended the top 3 companies and announced the winner. Although Invotra missed out on the top prize, they were highly commended by the judging panel, being recognised as joint 4th.
Kelly Tolhurst MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, then presented the award and spoke about the importance of responsibility in business.
Jonathan and Invotra congratulate all the organisations that were shortlisted, but in particular, Standard Life who came 1st overall.
Jonathan Lord, Member of Parliament for Woking, said:
Invotra already have an award-winning track record for hiring, training and promoting apprentices. They have had tremendous growth as a business over the past few years, but they have done so whilst maintaining the highest standards of corporate and social responsibility. It was a real pleasure to nominate Invotra for the Responsible Business Champion of the Year award, thus allowing their ethos and achievements to be assessed and recognised at a national level.