John O’Conner recognised for community spirited approach in St Albans
John O’Conner (GM) Ltd, has won a prestigious local award in St. Albans. The St Albans District Chamber of Commerce Community Business Awards recognise the contribution of business to the district’s community. John O’Conner is the winner of this year’s Corporate Social Responsibility category.
The Award was presented at a special ceremony in St Albans on 27 September. John O’Conner faced stiff opposition from other finalists, Barclay’s Bank and The Co-operative Bank.
The company’s community spirited activities include sports sponsorship, actively working with Friends groups to care for local beauty spots and providing dedicated work experience programmes. John O’Conner was the first company in Hertfordshire to work with Job Centre Plus on a special scheme to provide work experience for young people in the district.
John O’Conner was also instrumental in helping the district achieve a gold medal in the 2011 Anglia in Bloom competition. As a result, John O’Conner was a finalist in this year’s Mayor’s Pride Awards in the Community Oriented Business of the Year category.
Cllr Julian Daly, Executive Leader of the Council commented: “These awards give recognition for excellence amongst local businesses. The hard work that the John O’Conner team puts into their work is impressive. I am delighted to see their community work recognised by this well deserved award.”