Derrylin-based glass manufacturer Encirc wins prestigious Responsible Company of the Year Award

Derrylin-based sustainable packaging manufacturer Encirc has been named NI Responsible Company of the Year at Business in the Community’s glitzy 2022 Responsible Business Awards.

Encirc came out tops following a robust three-stage judging process. A panel of independent judges felt Encirc was most deserving of this prestigious top award for demonstrating a clear commitment to doing business responsibly for its people, the planet, and the places where it operates – and for demonstrating leadership by inspiring others to do the same.


Winners in all ten responsible business categories were announced at a gala event held at ICC Belfast, hosted by BBC presenter Holly Hamilton.

Organised by responsible business network Business in the Community, the Awards take place annually and in 2022 the event was run in partnership with key sponsor Henry Brothers, event partner JP Corry, media partners Ulster Business and U105, and community partner Department for Communities.

The ten 2022 winners were:

  • NI Responsible Company of the Year, sponsored by Henry Brothers – Encirc
  • Diversity and Inclusion Award, sponsored by Ulster University – Northern Ireland Water
  • Education Partnership Award, sponsored by Allen & Overy – ABP
  • Climate Action Award, sponsored by Heron Bros – Translink
  • Fair Chance for All Award, sponsored by Belfast Harbour Northern Ireland Water
  • Investing in Your Community Award, sponsored by Arthur Cox – Henderson Group/SPAR
  • Responsible Digital Innovation Award, sponsored by Allstate NI – Heron Brothers
  • One-to-Watch AwardFoyle Food Group
  • Responsible Product / Service Award, sponsored by Translink – Wrightbus
  • Wellbeing at Work Award, sponsored by Larne Port – Heron Brothers

Chair of Business in the Community Northern Ireland and Group Chief Executive of Translink, Chris Conway, said: “The Awards bring the great work of Northern Ireland’s responsible businesses into the spotlight and celebrate inspirational and impactful organisations going beyond profit to make NI a better place to work and live.

“The gala event is always inspirational and gives guests the opportunity to learn about what others are doing across a range of responsible business themes. Everything from health and wellbeing to environment, volunteering, inspiring and engaging young people, and more.

“Congratulations to the ten companies who went home with an Award on the night – a commendable achievement.”

Entertainment on the night included an opening performance from Peter Corry Productions and an impressive aerial show from Irish circus performance company Fidget Feet, both on the theme of community, connection and kindness.

Author of gripping biography ‘Young Offender’ Michael Maisey was the keynote speaker, called on businesses to see beyond first impressions and give those with barriers to employment a fairer chance at gaining work.

For more information on each of the winners and the event, visit