Nuprint tops responsible business chart

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Derry firm Nuprint Technologies Limited has topped the chart of Northern Ireland’s most responsible businesses.

The Springtown-based company has won the Business in the Community’s Regional Impact Award for ‘Most Responsible Small Business.’

Gavin Killeen, Managing Director of Nuprint, said he and his staff were delighted to scoop the prestigious gong at a gala awards dinner at Titanic, Belfast.

Nuprint was nominated for the award for its work in providing careers advice to schoolchildren by facilitating educational visits. Accepting the award, Mr Killeen said: “The workplace is changing rapidly and young people need to be able to make informed decisions when choosing their subjects and career paths. Nuprint is committed to working with schools and colleges in the north west to make students aware of the opportunities available in business and of the importance of STEM subjects in their education. Over the last 12-18 months company representatives have spent over 300 hours presenting to some 2000 students in the north west offering careers advice, factory tours and inspirational talks.”

Paul Rooney, Chair of Business in the Community, said: “These awards are about business making a real and tangible difference to the lives of individuals in our society. If ever there was a time that this needed to happen, it is now. These awards are not easily won. They are rigorous and robust and every company, whether shortlisted or a winner, should be proud of its achievement.”

Susan Kinane, Managing Director of key award sponsors, Electric Ireland, commented: “I am amazed by the work being done across Northern Ireland by all types of businesses – those going the extra mile to do a good deed, give of their services on a pro bono basis, allocate time for employee volunteering and make sure their employees feel engaged and involved in their business.”