Sponsorship with Business in the Community affords companies the opportunity to demonstrate responsible leadership, and help tackle some of our key social issues. In return, we guarantee high profile within the Northern Ireland media, online, and through an extensive range of social media channels.

Take a look at some of our current opportunities. There is something to fit every company. As a not-for-profit organisation, Business in the Community seeks only to cover costs.

Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland 2018 – 2020

These Awards capture and celebrate the most inspiring and impactful stories of responsible business practices in Northern Ireland. The most prestigious and robust business awards remain free to enter. All entries benefit from high-quality peer-to-peer feedback. Winners are celebrated at our Gala Dinner with an audience of more than 500 guests. We are currently seeking a leading, responsible company to join us to take on the mantle as Key Sponsor for the next three years. Could it be you? Category sponsorships for 2019 will open in July 2018.

Sponsorship opportunities range from £5 – £16k

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Responsible Business Summit 2018 & 2020, including CEO Breakfast

This bi-annual Responsible Business Summit has taken place in Belfast since 2012. It has successfully brought together a wide range of organisations to explore the challenges and opportunities facing business and society in the future and how employers can address these in a responsible and sustainable way. In 2018, the Summit will again feature a strong mix of plenary sessions and themed workshops to showcase both local and national companies sharing their good practice and ideas for a sustainable future. The theme for 2018 is: Vision 2020: Future proof your business.

Key Sponsor: £12,000 – TAKEN FOR 2018/Available for 2020 Theme Sponsors x 4: £5k each Big Community Debate Sponsor – £5k

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State of Responsible Business Report 2018

A critical, thought-provoking publication exploring the true state of Responsible Business in NI, published in partnership with Northern Ireland’s leading business magazine, Ulster Business. 1,000 stand-alone copies will be published and used by Business in the Community throughout 2018. Online promotion of the publication will also be via a direct link from Ulster Business’ website. An extended interactive digital issue of the publication will also feature prominently on www.bitcni.org.uk.

Hosting a roundtable dinner with leading business CEOs Key sponsor: £4k Featured sponsors x 4 – £2.5k Digital sponsor: £400

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Thought Leadership Series

Sponsorship is available for the research, development, and writing of six thought leadership articles across 12 months focusing on key responsible business issues. Each article will appear in Ulster Business magazine (bi-monthly). They will also feature as a blog on www.bitcni.org.uk.

Sponsorship: £6k across 12 months (this can be split into a monthly fee of £500)

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Business & Biodiversity Charter

This Charter provides a staged approach to assist companies in addressing their impacts on biodiversity, and provides third party recognition of achievement at Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels. It offers a structured framework for implementation of biodiversity initiatives and for engaging with employees and the wider community on the natural environment. Business in the Community is seeking the support of lead organisations to partner with us on promoting the Charter within their supply chains – to address a key aspect of environmental sustainability in Northern Ireland.   

Sponsorship opportunities – from £5k

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Circular Economy Charter

This brand new initiative will become part of Business in the Community’s established Circular Economy programme. The Circular Economy Charter will allow companies to consider their potential role within the emerging circular economy, and provide a means for them to apply the principles of a circular approach – reflecting the scope of BS8001:2017, the new standard for the Circular Economy. Operating as a staged framework, the Charter will provide third party recognition of achievement at a number of levels. A forward-thinking organisation is being sought as a strategic partner in developing and promoting this new initiative.   

Sponsorship opportunities – from £5kOne sponsorship opportunity over two years – £9k

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Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey  2019 – 2022

Running over a period of 20 years, the Survey is firmly established as the leading business environmental benchmark in Northern Ireland, and is widely recognised as a key driver for environmental management and improvement. During its lifetime, the NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey has continually developed to reflect current issues in corporate environmental sustainability and we fully expect this process to continue in future years. Business in the Community is currently seeking the support of a key, committed partner to help us promote and drive forward the environmental agenda through this long-standing, high profile initiative.  

One sponsorship opportunity over three years – £24k

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Time to Read – Celebration Event

Time to Read has been running  since 1999 and more than 450 volunteers read with Key stage 2 pupils from schools across Northern Ireland on a weekly basis. Our annual celebration event is a platform for us to celebrate the achievements of the schools and business volunteers involved in the programme, and we are currently seeking an event sponsor. This is an ideal opportunity to sponsor a truly rewarding event which highlights the importance of good literacy skills for a child’s prospects at school and in life, and how vital this is for our economy and for the sustainability of our workforces.

One sponsorship opportunity – £2k

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Time to Code – Programme

Digital transformation is creating a huge shift in terms of the jobs that will be available in the future and the skills required to do them. A considerable number of children growing up in Northern Ireland are not IT literate, and would not ordinarily have the opportunity to learn skills like coding. This excludes many young people from more disadvantaged backgrounds from learning the skills they need for the future world of work, and impacts on their aspirations. Time to Code aims to tackle these issues by improving children’s digital skills, and opening their eyes to coding and the world of work. Following the completion of a hugely successful pilot, we are seeking a programme sponsor who will partner with us to roll the programme out across Northern Ireland.

One sponsorship opportunity – £25k; or Three sponsorship opportunities – £10k each

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Citywide Employers’ Forum (Belfast)

Established in 2012, this Forum reaches out to those most distant from the labour market; encouraging employers to recruit those who are unemployed, and provide pre-employment support within the local community. Employers help individuals overcome barriers to employment by providing access to skills information, work experience opportunities, and by assisting in the delivery of a range of pre-employment training programmes aligned with workforce needs. An opportunity exists to join Bombardier as a key sponsor, or to be a Programme Sponsor. Your support will enable the delivery of an extensive menu of employability interventions, targeted at those in the areas of greatest need across Belfast

Sponsorship opportunities – from £10k – £25k

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2018 Mini-Employment Seminars

These seminars are targeted at unemployed persons aged 18+ and aim to improve their job search abilities and help them into employment. Led by HR professionals responsible for recruitment, the four seminars are structured around four job search stages, and include job search tips and techniques, to help participants stand out against other applicants in their search for employment. The series is focused on those who most need support interventions and also benefits the economy by widening the labour pool. The four events will target a total of 120 unemployed people.

Sponsorship of the seminar series – £7,200; Sponsorship of one seminar – from £2k

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Special Volunteering Days

Stars & Stripes Day – July
Love your Landscape Day – September
This is a unique opportunity to sponsor one or more of the newest additions to our employer supported volunteer action days (as listed above). With a full media plan including launch photocall, engagement with press and broadcast media, sponsor/s will have the opportunity to be profiled as a key driver/s of volunteering in Northern Ireland. Love Your Landscape Day may be of particular appeal to businesses with a vested interest in the natural environment, while Stars & Stripes Day may be the perfect fit for a US company with a presence in Northern Ireland.

One sponsorship opportunity – £3k per challenge

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Engagement Calendar 2019 – 2021

Produced for eight consecutive years, the Engagement Calendar is distributed annually by post to more than 600 key contacts in leading public and private sector businesses across Northern Ireland. It is produced in desktop form, and challenges and supports employers to take a responsible approach to the wellbeing of their employees and establish engagement and wellbeing plans and strategies. Each month features a specific wellbeing theme and highlights key dates both locally and nationally. We are seeking a sponsor who will become a strategic partner in promoting responsible employee engagement and wellbeing.

Sponsorship opportunities range from £5k for one year, and reduced rates for three or five year commitments

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HR Leaders’ Networking Series

This group will bring together senior HR practitioners on a bi-annual basis to explore topical issues, hear from expert speakers, learn from best practice case studies, and enjoy a chance to network and share knowledge and ideas. We are seeking a leading partner organisation for this initiative, helping to drive forward strategic employee engagement.

Sponsorship opportunity for one year: £5k

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