The results of the 2019 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey are now available.

Click here to download the 2019 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey Results.

2019 Survey Gap Analysis Reports

If your organisation participated in the 2019 NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey, Business in the Community can provide you with a Survey Gap Analysis Report.

These reports are free of charge to Business in the Community members and charged at £100 + VAT to non-members. If you would like to request a Gap Analysis please contact

2019 George Dawson Award for Environmental Contribution

The George Dawson Award for Environmental Contribution was established in 2008 to pay tribute to the memory of George Dawson, a former Director of Business in the Community.

George passed away in 2007, following a short illness. During his nine years with the organisation, he developed the environmental campaign into a highly respected and successful driver for corporate environmental improvement in Northern Ireland.

This recognition award is designed to celebrate the significant contribution made by a business person to improving the environmental performance of his or her organisation and its impacts upon the environment and wider community.

Vi Dawson (George’s wife) and Chris Conway (Chair of BITC) presenting Helen Crilly from The Henderson Group with the 2019 George Dawson Award

2019 Trophies

The 2018 and 2019 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey’s trophies and the George Dawson Award were made by local supplier David Keys Sustainable Woodworking.

David runs an ‘unplugged’ workshop, where he uses ‘old-school’ hand tools to reduce electricity consumption. Most of the tools he uses date back to before the Second World War, and he has restored them back to their original condition.

The Platinum trophies are made from broken fencing posts. The wood is locally grown Larch. The Small Business Award and George Dawson Award have been made from a fallen Elm tree at Carnlough Forest and finished with local homemade beeswax and pure flaxseed oil polish.

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