Stephen has today presented London City Airport (LCY) with Responsible Business Champion award from the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG).

The award is part of the APCRG’s responsible business scheme for which MPs are invited to identify an outstanding local business which they believe deserves to be their Constituency Responsible Business Champion on the basis of its positive impact on their constituency.

LCY will note be in the running to win the national version of the award. They will be up against the likes of local departments in Fujitsu UK (Basingstoke, Hampshire), Marks & Spencer (Loughborough, Leicestershire), and Sony (Ogmore, Glamorgan). The winners of the national title will be announced on July 15th at a reception hosted by the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow.

After presenting the award, Stephen said: “I am delighted that London City Airport has been nominated by the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group.  It is an exemplar of corporate responsibility and I am always impressed by the wide range of initiatives the airport supports.  I particularly welcome the Airport’s consistent commitment to supporting local residents into employment.”

“It’s a good time to present the certificate! The airport has just finished its Volunteers’ Fortnight. Staff from the airport have been helping out over the last two weeks with organisations including Newham City Farm, Britannia Village Primary School and Beckton Community Centre. The fortnight is just one example of the contribution the airport makes locally.

“I would like to thank all those who gave their time to be a part of Volunteers’ Fortnight as well as those who take part in some of the airport’s other projects, whether that be finding pathways into work for unemployed residents; working with local schools; or partnering with local sports clubs to promote healthy lifestyles.”

Declan Collier, Chief Executive Officer, London City Airport, said: “We are very pleased to be recognised for our efforts in the community and of course grateful to Stephen for nominating us for this fantastic award. Our fingers are firmly crossed for the national awards next month.

“Our ties to the local area are very important to us and we are always looking at ways in which we can give something back to the community, be it through providing pathways into work for local residents, or working with our partners to promote healthy lifestyles.”

AuthorStephen Timms