JPA Furniture has been shortlisted in the 2016 Responsible Business Awards, the most prestigious and rigorous awards championing responsible business in the community.  Even more delighted to have been shortlisted for the same category as Hertfordshire based Affinity Water - the ‘Asda Environmental Leadership Award’.

Graham Pulsford, JPA Furniture’s MD say “We are honoured and delighted to have been shortlisted and it just goes to show that smaller companies can make a big difference.  Our second life furniture re-homing programme is unique in our industry and I would hope, offer new opportunities for local suppliers where national frameworks are in place. We have reduced our clients’ redundant furniture landfill, maximised resources and saved valuable funds for the recipient organisations – everyone’s a winner”.

Driven by the charity Business in the Community (BITC), HRH The Prince of Wales’ Responsible Business Network, the 2016 Responsible Business Awards celebrate inspiring examples of businesses that are making a significant difference by taking action to improve their local communities and tackle environmental challenges.

The announcement of the 2016 Responsible Business Awards shortlist coincides with ‘Responsible Business Week’ from 18 – 22 April 2016 – an annual initiative to increase awareness of the positive contribution of business in society.

BITC Chief Executive, Stephen Howard commented: “We know that every day businesses contribute towards more resilient communities, stimulate local economies, help to create skilled and healthy workforces and tackle environmental challenges. Affinity Water provided a great example of moving away from a traditional utility company model to demonstrating true environmental leadership.”

Finalists will be announced on 7th June with the award ceremony will be held at BITC’s Annual Responsible Business Gala at the 02 in London on 11 July.

JPA Furniture are also proud sponsors of the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce, Circular Economy Conference, to find out more, click HERE