BAKER Tilly Isle of Man will sponsor this year’s award for Corporate Social Responsibility at the Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence.
The award asks entrants to demonstrate an embedded culture of building co-operation across public and/or private sectors for the benefit of the island and the community.
For example, it could be achieved by addressing a significant social need or the key environmental challenges such as climate change, carbon footprint, recycling or energy efficiency.
‘Baker Tilly Isle of Man like most companies would like to do more for the local community and the island that supports us and our clients,’ said the company’s Natalie Radford.
‘We do, again like most companies, support local charities and events but we can always do more.’
Last year the Roots of Empathy scheme – which sees Year Two children learn how to relate to others by studying a baby in the classroom setting throughout the school year - won in the category.
Natalie continued: ‘Sponsoring this award is done to raise awareness of the need for all businesses to recognise that without putting something back into the island we are failing in our responsibilities.
‘If by supporting these awards we get people to focus on what they can do rather than why they can’t, we will have succeeded, it only takes one to do more next year than they did this for us to have justified our award.
‘We have all seen this year in London 2012 how dedication, hard work and effort is rewarded for both Olympians and Paralympians; there is no doubt that the chance of winning an award does spur people on to greater achievement so let’s hope that this year’s Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence has the same effect and has a lasting legacy for greater social commitment by Manx companies.’
Baker Tilly Isle of Man’s primary services include: general practice accounting, audit, tax and advisory services; offshore company and trust administration; pension consultancy and administration and yacht and aircraft registration and administration.
This year’s Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence, in association with RBS International, will be held on November 15.
Application forms are available at www.iomtoday.co.im/afe.
If you would like to find out more about what entering can do for you, contact Trudi Williamson (tjw(at)newsiom.co.im) or Sarah Radcliffe (sarah.radcliffe(at)newsiom.co.im) or call 695695 for more information.