Wed 11th Dec 2013
Workspace Group becomes first NI Winners in history of Chamber Awards
Caption: L-R, Ann McGregor, Chief Executive, NI Chamber of Commerce, Mark Nodder, President, NI Chamber of Commerce and Brian Murray, Workspace Group.
The Workspace Group continued its award winning 2013, as they became the first Northern Ireland winner of a ‘UK Chamber Award’ which have been running now for a decade. The Workspace Group won the award for Sustainability, which recognises environmentally friendly businesses throughout the UK. This success comes just months after the Workspace Group was presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the area of Sustainable Development.
The presentation was made to Brian Murray, Chief Executive of the Workspace Group, at the awards ceremony at the Brewery in London, by Yashin Sarnaik, Partner Channel Director at Utilitywise, the category judge and sponsor (pictured above).
Speaking at the awards Brian said:
“It as a great moment for the Workspace Group to win the UK Chamber Sustainability Award, as is represents the positive contribution all the businesses within our group make to the pursuit of sustainability, one of our key long terms goals. I know the great efforts all our staff make to ensure the high environmental bar we set for ourselves is met on an ongoing basis, and it is important to see these great efforts acknowledged not just in Northern Ireland, but right across the UK.
“The Workspace Group’s ethos is about positive contribution to the community, and this award shows the strength the Workspace Group have in the area of sustainability. The management team is determined that this will drive us on to improve even further, as well as hopefully playing a role in showing other businesses how they can improve their efficiencies when it comes to the environment.”
Mark Nodder, President of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce said:
“The Chamber Awards are considered one of the UK’s most hotly contested and prestigious business awards and provide the perfect platform for local businesses to establish themselves on a local and national stage.
“We are delighted that The Workspace Group has received the recognition and profile they deserve by seeing off competition from a number of firms across Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales – whilst becoming the first Northern Ireland winner in the awards’ ten year history.
“The Workspace Group shows what can be achieved with a strong management team with a clear vision and a desire to be sustainable in the way it delivers its services. It is companies such as The Workspace Group who will play a crucial role in helping the economy move from being good, to being great in the months and years ahead.”
The 2013 Chamber Awards also awarded highly commended UK awards to ShredBank for Excellence in Marketing and to Employers For Childcare Charitable Group CEO Marie Marin for Outstanding Personal Achievement.
Above: Brian Murray, Workspace Group and Yashin Sarnaik, Partner Channel Director at Utilitywise