5. COVID-19: Be inspired by others

In the midst of this crisis, many businesses are doing the right thing by their people and the community.

Visit the News and Success Stories section of our website to read about our members’ most recent responsible business actions.


Here are a few inspiring examples:

  • Food and Agri-food sector


  • Health sector

Belfast Trust video – https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/stay-at-homeyoutube1080p-mp4-39066374.html

Care home residents’ messages to loved ones – https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/coronavirus-northern-ireland-care-home-17957393

NHSCoronavirus: Thousands volunteer to help NHS with vulnerable

Mercer launches complementary Financial Wellbeing hub to support companies and their people through turbulent times

  • Retail sector

Asda donates money to help food banks during coronavirus crisis as supermarkets offer new jobs

SPARNI retailers introduce ‘no more than three’ shopping rule

SPARHome Delivery Service

Iceland stores to open early for elderly shoppers

Four local organisations boosted by Henderson’s first Community Cashback Grant

Henderson Group announces £20,000 grant to benefit NI charities and community groups

  • Media sector


  • Fitness sector

With temporary closure of centres across the UK, Better Gym have frozen subscription payments and are offering members free access to a range of virtual classes and home workouts. Download the Better UK app to access classes. https://www.better.org.uk/

Olenick provides help to tackle digital accessibility during COVID-19

  • Energy sector

firmus energy scrubs in to help local sewing bee hit £10k target

firmus staff reach out to support vulnerable customers

Lights! Laptop! Action! Phoenix Natural Gas supports local performing arts centre move to the small screen

  • Finance sector

Citi Belfast staff donations fund matched to support communities affected by Covid-19

Danske BankHelping Children get Smart with Money

To share your story, please contact suzi.mcilwain@bitcni.org.uk