The All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG) has today announced that London City Airport (LCY) has won its inaugural National Responsible Business Champion award.  

London City Airport, nominated by Stephen, was chosen by a Parliamentary judging panel which looked at nominations from MPs representing constituencies across the UK.  The runner-up was Marks & Spencer plc (Loughborough Store), nominated by Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP (Loughborough).  Two other companies - Urban & Civic plc, nominated by Jonathan Djanogly MP (Huntingdon), and Wright Bus Ltd nominated by Ian Paisley MP (North Antrim) - were highly commended by the Parliamentary judging panel. 

The APCRG Responsible Business Champions initiative is being supported by National Grid, one of the first Associate members of the APCRG and Business in the Community’s Responsible Business of the Year 2014/15 (http://www.bitc.org.uk/our-resources/case-studies/national-grid-responsible-business-award). 

Speaking afterwards, Stephen said: “I am delighted that London City Airport has won this award  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.

The Speaker, Mr John Bercow MP, said: “I congratulate London City Airport on winning the 2015 National Responsible Business Champion award. It was described by Stephen Timms, a former Corporate Responsibility Minister, as an “exemplar of corporate responsibility”. He cited its investment in the local community; its commitment to providing pathways into work for unemployed residents; its work with schools and universities; and its work with West Ham United Football Club to promote healthy lifestyles, among other issues.  

We wish London City Airport and its local partners, including West Ham Football Club and the West Ham United Foundation, well as they continue their work in east London.”

Declan Collier, Chief Executive of London City Airport said: “We are delighted to have won this prestigious award.  Creating opportunities for our community is in our DNA and, moving forward, we hope to do even more to help young people reach their potential and to create opportunities to improve their future.”

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