Inspirational hotels encouraged to enter Responsible Awards

Business in the Community (BITC) is calling on companies in the hotel sector to showcase how they are taking practical action to address pressing issues, as the 2016 Responsible Business Awards opens for entries.

Now in its 19th year, the awards are open to companies of all sizes – from SMEs to multi-national companies – and across all sectors.

It represents the breadth of the growing responsible business movement with categories appealing to a wide range of positive business activities, investing in the wellbeing of employees, helping young people develop skills for the future, stimulating a local economy, supporting rural communities to using natural resources more sustainably.

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Stephen Howard, chief executive, Business in the Community said “The Responsible Business Awards are so powerful because they provide tangible, practical examples of how businesses are making a difference every day to the pressing local and global challenges affecting us all. The awards reward those actions which both drive change in our communities, and deliver real benefit to business in the process. By lifting up those that genuinely inspire, we show that businesses are very much part of the solution to building a fairer and more sustainable future. We encourage firms in the hotel sector to get involved.”

Business in the Community is also running a series of free workshops across the UK for companies to find out more about the awards. You can book a free place at

The closing date for entries is 12 February 2016. For further information about the 2016 Responsible Business Awards, including the full list of categories, the assessment criteria and application forms visit



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