Emma welcomes Port of Tyne to Parliament for Responsible Business Awards

July 20, 2015

150715 APPG Corporate Responsibility w PoTRepresentatives from Port of Tyne joined Emma in Parliament on Wednesday (15th July) for the National Responsible Business Champion Awards. The awards, given on behalf of the All-Party Corporate Responsibility Group and hosted at Speaker’s House in Parliament, celebrate businesses which make an outstanding contribution to their local communities.

Port of Tyne was one of ten firms nominated for the national award, having been nominated by Emma as South Shields’ Responsible Business Champion for the work they do training local apprentices and investing in community projects in Shields.

The Port supports over 10,000 jobs in the North East and helps to add an estimated £500m to the economy. Port of Tyne is a former North East Company of the Year.

Emma said:

“I’m proud that Port of Tyne has been recognised as one of the most outstanding companies in Britain at investing in its local community. I nominated the Port because of how much it gives back to Shields, and because of the fantastic employment and training opportunities it offers to young people. The Port is living proof that businesses are at their best when they have strong links with their local area, and where business and the community succeed together.”

Andrew Moffat, Port of Tyne Chief Executive Officer, said:

“The National Responsible Business Champion awards help to celebrate business partnerships and we were delighted to be nominated by Emma.  Being shortlisted in the top ten among such prominent leading UK businesses is an honour and everyone at the Port of Tyne is very proud to be in such prestigious company.”

Speaker Bercow said:

“I’m pleased to support the introduction of this new award based on MPs’ nominations.  The concept of Constituency Responsible Business Champions recognises the keen awareness MPs have of the contribution local employers make to their constituencies and MPs’ ability to champion great constituency success stories.“

Baroness Greengross, Co-Chair of the All-Party Corporate Responsibility Group, said:

“We were really impressed by the quality of the nominations we received from MPs for companies large and small making a really positive difference to constituencies across the UK.  We are delighted to be able to celebrate these companies’ achievements with them and their MPs today in Parliament.


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