Kirby is Galway’s Best Social Enterprise
November 22, 2016
Kirby Group Engineering was named Galway’s Best Social Enterprise (CSR) at the Galway Chamber Business Awards held in the Radisson Blu Hotel Galway on Saturday night 19th November.
Announcing the winners, Galway Chamber President Conor O’Dowd said, “The Best Social Enterprise Award recognises a company who passionately embraces the spirit of enterprises, innovation and creativity in a socially responsible manner.”
The prize of a specially commissioned piece of sculpture by Athenry based sculptor Donncha Cahill was presented by Ms Johanna Clancy of SCCUL Enterprises who sponsored the award.
Commenting on the award, Mark Flanagan, Kirby Group Operations Director said,
“Kirby Group Engineering is delighted to win the Best Social Enterprise Award. Since our establishment 52 years ago Kirby has always had strong sense of corporate responsibility. While international in nature, our work is delivered locally with significant interaction with the communities we work within. At all times we seek to increase community integration and promote a legacy of social inclusivity and diversity. ”
“CSR is an integral part of our business and is deeply embedded within our company and our culture – it is how we do business. It is an honour to receive this award and have our CSR contribution recognised by our peers,” adds Mark Flanagan.
Founded in 1964, Kirby has grown from a small, family-owned electrical contracting business to a leading, international provider of multidisciplinary engineering services with eight offices across Ireland, the UK and Europe, employing over 600 personnel and earning an annual turnover of €160 million.
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