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Milk Link’s Tickler Cheddar receives prestigious ‘Big Tick’ award


Out of hundreds of entries, Ticker has been honoured in the UKs leading awards for responsible business practice, run by Business in the Community

Milk Linkis among a small cadre of businesses to receive Business in the Communitys (BITC) coveted National Big Tick for its Tickler extra mature Cheddar. The Big Tick award is the first level of award available to entrants of the national Awards for Excellence, which recognise inspirational programmes that are making a positive impact on the community, the environment or wider society.

Milk Linksprogramme has also been shortlisted for the title of Example of Excellence the overall winner for the Rural Actioncategory for companies that help support rural communities. The final results will be announced at the Awards for Excellence Gala Event sponsored by Unilever on 5 July.

Hamish Renton, Milk Links Marketing & Innovation Director commented; We are delighted to receive this Big Tick for Tickler and to have been shortlisted for the overall Example of Excellence. We have always taken a sustained approach to corporate responsibility and integrated it into our business strategy. For us, it has paid off both with customers, stakeholders and our employees. We know that we cannot build a successful sustainable business without constantly showing our commitment to being a better business.

Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business in the Community said: I congratulate Milk Link on achieving their Big Tick. It is a challenging time for business, but this is a sign that companies are not losing their focus and are transforming their businesses to make a positive impact on people and society and are prepared to lead by example. Thats what Business in the Communitys Awards for Excellence are all about celebrating responsible business, the leadership that makes it happen and the benefits to the business and society of doing so. Communities and consumers need to see that businesses are proactive, visible and engaged on the big issues of the day, as Tickler has demonstrated.

Milk Linkwas presented with its Big Tick award at the South West regional dinner on the 7th June.

Awards for Excellence

Business in the Communitys Awards for Excellence identify and celebrate companies having a positive impact on the community, environment, marketplace and workplace.

The Big Tick winners demonstrate significant impact and high quality management of their responsible business practices and can show a positive impact both on society and on the business. Now in their 14th year, they are the UKs leading awards for responsible business practice. BITC received over 370 entries for the national Awards for Excellence.

Business in the Community stands for responsible business.

We are a business-led charity with a growing membership of 850 companies, from large multinational household names to small local businesses and public sector organisations.

We advise, support and challenge our members to create a sustainable future for society and to improve business performance.

Our members work with us to define what responsibility looks like in the workplace, marketplace, community and the environment – and we share what we learn about driving performance through responsible business practice.

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