8 August 2018
|From left to right - MP Alex Sobel, Julie O'Driscoll (Learning and Development Advisor, WYG), Steve Mustow (Director of Leeds Office, WYG)|
In recognition of our endeavours to support community-building initiatives, MP Alex Sobel visited our local Leeds office on 8th August to award WYG with the nominee certificate for Responsible Business Champion 2018.
The award, devised by the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG), identifies outstanding local businesses that leave a positive impact on their community. It also seeks to spark debate and understanding of corporate social responsibility within Parliament. It does this by promoting the exchange of views between members of Parliament and people with vested interest in corporate responsibility. All MPs nominate a business within their constituency.
Our nomination validates our involvement in a wide slew of both national and local enterprises to benefit local communities. Some of these endeavours include working with Ahead Partnership to support business links for students, working with SThree Foundation and charity Generating Genius to support underprivileged students in STEM fields, mentoring Royal British Legion service leaders and veterans, and supporting the UK’s nationwide apprenticeship initiative.
Alex Sobel, Leeds North West MP, said: “WYG instantly came to mind as a business to nominate for this award. Their headquarters is right here in my constituency, where their projects contribute hugely to the overall economy. On top of being a great driver of a Northern Powerhouse, they also contribute to many local charities, offer internships and qualifications for constituents, and value sustainability and environmental issues in their expansion plans.”
Steve Mustow, Director of WYG’s Leeds Office, added: “It’s incredibly rewarding for us to have been nominated by Alex Sobel. It’s always gratifying to see our hard work recognised and to be encouraged to engage with the constituency on matters of employment and sustainability. The nomination is a testament to the efforts of our colleagues in the Headingley office, whether they be fundraising with local charities or advising local businesses on energy saving technologies. We are excited to continue our work in the constituency and beyond throughout 2018.