SSE Airtricity named Right Place to Work at Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards

The SSE Airtricity team picked up the Right Place to Work (Small/Medium) Award last night at the 2016 Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards.

Celebrating a landmark 10th anniversary, the event took place in the glamorous surroundings of Titanic Belfast, with a record turnout of nearly 600 guests from across the world of business in Northern Ireland.

SSE Airtricity scooped the prestigious award as a result of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, including its Community Fund and ‘Be the Difference’ employee volunteering scheme.

The team collected the award from funnyman Patrick Kielty, who oversaw proceedings alongside BBC journalist Karen Patterson, and kept the packed house entertained throughout the night.

On presenting the award to SSE Airtricity, the popular comedian read:  “This company has a huge proportion of its employees engaging in CSR, and doing wonderful things through its community volunteering programme. It went that step beyond in making a positive change to people’s lives.”

Earlier in the night, the crowd heard from Minister for Infrastructure, Chris Hazzard, Junior Minister, Alastair Ross, and entrepreneur and CEO of Vita Liberata, Alyson Hogg.

Speaking about the award, SSE Airtricity NI General Manager, Andrew Greer said: “We’re absolutely delighted to take home the Right Place to Work Award. At SSE Airtricity, we strive to do the right thing at all times and make a positive difference to people’s lives. We’re really proud of our corporate social responsibility activities and the high level of employee participation. This award reflects the great work being carried out by people right across our business in Northern Ireland.”