On 10th June Leap had the great honour of holding station for the second year running amongst some of the great British companies, when it was re-accredited at the annual Business in the Community Awards for Excellence.
Leap – design for change was recognised alongside United Biscuits, Marks and Spencer, Cadbury, Sainsbury\’s, BT, EDF and Rolls-Royce amongst many other household names, for its contribution made to the campaign against climate change.
Leap\’s web programming guru Graham took his very smart appearance to the South West award ceremony; a garden party held at Leigh Court in his native Bristol, to collect our newly re-accredited Big Tick for action on Environmental Impact.
Hosted by Prince Charles\’ corporate responsibility charity Business in the Community, the party was attended by representatives from over 50 businesses and organisations across the South West and was billed as an event to \’celebrate People, Planet and Performance\’.
Business in the Community mirror Leap\’s own triple bottom line accountability by encouraging businesses of all sizes and from all industries to
\”mobilise businesses for good…in the community…in the environment…[and] in the marketplace\”.
A Big Tick Award in any of these three areas \’celebrates how businesses balance their short term business needs with long-term profitable and sustainable growth where employees, suppliers, customers and the environment are treated with respect.\’
During the event the audience were treated to a keynote speech from writer, broadcaster and Founder Director of Forum for the Future; Jonathon Porrit, along with a three-course meal and champagne to celebrate their new (or renewed) recognition.
Jo Le Poidevin, Regional Director for Business in the Community said:
\”At a time when businesses are addressing the multiple challenges of the recession, I am delighted with the commitment to responsible business behaviour being shown by businesses in the South West.\”
Joining Leap in the environmental category in the South West were Bristol Zoo; the leading zoological garden in the region and Alison Howell\’s Foot Trails, a leisure company that specialises in guiding walkers to rural communities and the great local businesses they may wish to visit on their travels.
Graham collects Leap\’s re-accreditation from Jonathon Porrit (second from right) and Jo Le Poidevin (right).