Sponsors announced for Raising the Bar Awards

The West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Drax Group, Solenis and Esh Group as official sponsors of the Raising the Bar Awards 2019. The Raising the Bar initiative, which is led by the West and North Yorkshire Chamber, helps companies from across the region measure their social impact and benchmark themselves against other businesses. As the UK’s biggest renewable power generator and largest decarbonisation project in Europe, Drax Group plays an important role in the local business community, sharing best practice and values. As well as halving its own carbon emissions over the last year, responsibility for the environment is also a key part of Drax Group’s work. In line with its sustainability objectives, Drax Group is the official sponsor of the Environment Awards. Andy Koss, CEO, Drax Group said: “Raising the Bar is a fantastic initiative and something we are proud to be supporting. Encouraging businesses to look at their social impact and giving them the tools to do it, assists them with their social objectives. Measuring environmental impact is at the heart of what we do, it’s a pleasure to be part of Raising the Bar and sponsor of the environmental award.” Leading global supplier of products to the water treatment and paper industry, Solenis, encourage other businesses to work with the community. Solenis won the Education Award in 2018 for its Science Lab for Kids and work with apprentices. This year Solenis is the proud sponsors of the Economy Awards. David Calder, Site Manager, Solenis said: “Working in partnership with the community is important for businesses. We are delighted to get involved with Raising the Bar and to sponsor the Economy Awards as we want to encourage other organisations to work with the local community and see what difference they can make.” Construction company and Chamber patron Esh Group is passionate about its social impact and are one of the only businesses in the UK to hold a Queen’s Award for promoting opportunity and social mobility. To encourage other business to look at their social impact Esh Group is sponsoring the Community Awards. Darush Dodds, Group Head of Corporate Affairs, said: “Yorkshire’s communities are important to us, sponsoring the Raising the Bar Community Awards is a real honour, we look forward to supporting our clients and other businesses across the region with their social impact.” The Raising the Bar Awards open on Monday 5th August, visit www.raising-the-bar.org.uk for further information.

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