Parliamentarians announce APCRG National Responsible Business Champion 2016.

Jonathan Djanogly MP and Baroness Greengross, Co-Chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG) have announced that Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd has won the APCRG’s 2016 National Responsible Business Champion award.

The APCRG Responsible Business Champions scheme is supported by longstanding APCRG member National Grid plc, Business in the Community’s Responsible Business of the Year 2014/15.

Maria nominated Marks and Spencer as the Constituency Responsible Business Champion for the outstanding work they have done with Basingstoke Inclusion Zone. The Basingstoke Inclusion Zone is aimed at recognising local employers who are proactive in recruiting people with disabilities and who sign up to a “local Two Ticks” charter. Marks and Spencer Basingstoke plays a key role in highlighting the benefits of employing people with disabilities and has an ongoing buddy scheme to help disabled staff with daily tasks and building confidence.

Marks and Spencer’s was unlucky to come up against such strong competition this year and the national award went to Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd, of Monmouth.  

Maria said “I was delighted to welcome Kate Caffrey of Marks and Spencer to Parliament for the awards reception. Marks and Spencer’s champion the benefits of  employing people with disabilities and provide invaluable support and employment opportunities to ensure more people with disabilities are in employment. I applaud their work and want to encourage more local businesses to get involved."

Joss Clarke, Head of EU & UK Public Affairs, National Grid, said:

“National Grid is very pleased to support this Responsible Business Champions award scheme and we are delighted that more and more MPs are supporting it as well.

 MILLEBeing chosen as an MP’s Constituency Responsible Business Champion is a unique accolade and I’d like to congratulate all the companies who have achieved this in 2016."