Poultry integrator and food company Moy Park has been recognised for the second year running for helping to create jobs for young people in rural areas.

It has been presented with a UK Big Tick award in the Business in the Community’s Northern Ireland Impact Awards 2014, held recently at the Belfast Waterfront Hall.

“As a business, acting responsibly and helping to support those who live in each of the communities we operate in always remains top of our agenda,” said Moy Park’s corporate responsibility manager, Brian Moreland.

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“The judges recognised our on-going efforts to engage with young people through our work with organisations such as Young Enterprise NI, College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise and Loughry College.

“As a business, acting responsibly and helping to support those who live in each of the communities we operate in always remains top of our agenda.”
Brian Moreland, Moy Park’s corporate responsibility manager

“We were also commended for our involvement in new schemes, including the IGD Feeding Britain’s Future initiative, and for our recent partnership with the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster.”

“We look forward to continuing to work proactively to raise awareness of the opportunities that exist within the agri-food sector and to help young people develop the skills they need to pursue a career in this thriving industry.”

The Responsible Business Awards are the UK’s longest-running corporate responsibility awards.