NNUH wins a Business in the Community Award for Excellence

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has won an award in the Business in the Community East of England 2011 Awards for Excellence at a ceremony held at Hengrave Hall, Bury St Edmunds.

The hospital last night won the Age Diversity in the Workplace Award. With a focus on the under 25s and over 50s age groups, this award was open to organisations who have clearly embraced the concept of age diversity in their workforce.

The award was presented at Business in the Community’s Awards for Excellence 2011 Gala Dinner held at Hengrave Hall, Bury St Edmunds attended by almost 350 businesses from across the region.

Last year the hospital also won the Anglian Water Most Innovative New Programme Award at the Business in the Community (BITC) East of England Awards 2010.

Mike Brophy, Regional Director for Business in the Community said: “I congratulate the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on their award this year. There is a significant amount of business-community engagement happening across the region and the work that name of company undertakes is a good example.

“Responsible business is not new and many best practice examples exist already, but the operational environment has changed and there is a real need for an increase in scale that would create long-term meaningful change for the better. The companies that have collected awards this year have stepped up to the plate and are a shining example for other organisations to follow.”

The event was supported by regional businesses: Anglian Water sponsored the Gala Dinner, Adnams hosted a pre-dinner drinks reception, Produce World and Dalehead Foods supplied produce for the meal – which was sourced from within the East of England region. Cambridge University Press printed the case study booklet with Farrows providing design support for the event materials. Aviva, London Stansted, NHS East of England, Norse Commercial Services, The Right Step and Serco all sponsored regional awards categories.

About the Awards for Excellence

Business in the Community’s Awards for Excellence identify and celebrate companies having a positive impact on the community, environment, marketplace and workplace.

The Big Tick winners demonstrate significant impact and high quality management of their responsible business practices and can show a positive impact both on society and on the business. Now in their twelfth year, they are the UK’s leading awards for responsible business practice. BITC received 330 entries into the national Awards for Excellence.

About Business in the Community

Business in the Community stands for responsible business.

We are a business-led charity with a growing membership of 850 companies, from large multinational household names to small local businesses and public sector organisations.

We advise, support and challenge our members to create a sustainable future for society and to improve business performance.

Our members work with us to define what responsibility looks like in the workplace, marketplace, community and the environment – and we share what we learn about driving performance through responsible business practice. www.bitc.org.uk

Wednesday 15th of June 2011 11:00:20 AM