A company that makes aircraft engines has won a Church sponsored award for gearing up its community work.
GE Aviation Wales, based at Nantgarw, near Caerphilly, won the Corporate Social Responsibility category of the Inspire Wales Awards. The category was sponsored by the Church in Wales and the award was presented by the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan.
GE Aviation was praised for helping homeless young people and vulnerable women. More than 50 volunteers across its workforce use their skills and expertise to help the Llamau charity and its Learning 4 Life scheme. They help through work experience, fundraising, workshops and projects.
Archbishop Barry said, “This award encourages companies to see beyond the profit margins to the wider community. GE Aviation Wales is a world-class company but it is still concerned about the people on its doorstep and cares for the area in which it operates. It has a solid sense of corporate social responsibility – a value very much at the heart of church life and one we are delighted to recognise by presenting this award.”
The Inspire Wales Awards are run by the Institute of Welsh Affairs, in partnership with The Western Mail. They recognise people who inspire, lead and motivate others through creativity, ingenuity and commitment. This is the third year the awards have been held and there were 11 categories. For more information, please visit www.iwa.org.uk/inspire/
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