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Hat trick at the Scottish Business in the Community Awards!

Asda representatives

Asda scooped a hat trick of awards at the “Scottish Business in the Community Awards” last week for our Community Life initiative. We beat off tough competition to win the top accolade of Large Company of the Year 2013, the Building Stronger Communities Local Impact Award 2013 and the Volunteer of the Year Award 2013 went Elizabeth Arbuckle from Asda Toryglen.

Scottish Business in the Community Awards are the most influential, independent and peer-assessed responsible business awards in the UK. The awards organisers said they were “blown away” by Asda’s whole-hearted commitment to community engagement – as well as the dedication and hard work of all of the Community Life Champions.

Elizabeth Arbuckle from Asda Toryglen, Jane Wood Chief Executive of Scottish Business in the Community, and Declan Curry from the BBC

Operations Director for Scotland and NI, Craig Bonnar, said:

“At the YBM we set our mission to become Britain’s Most Trusted Retailer, and through the efforts, passion and care of our colleagues, we have taken another significant step on that journey. The awards are a tribute to the hard work and dedication of every one of our stores and depots across Scotland.

“Liz Arbuckle’s award recognises the huge range of volunteering, fundraising and community engagement activities she undertakes in her role as Community Life Champion at Toryglen, where she has consistently exceeded all expectations, giving generously of her own time and investing the utmost energy and enthusiasm in every project she supports. We are incredibly proud of the work of all our Champions, but the outstanding contribution Liz has made over the years deserves special recognition.”

We will now be carrying out an exciting programme of activity over the coming weeks and months for our colleagues and customers to celebrate the awards. Keep an eye out for more information!

Posted in Green Room News on 18 June 2013
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