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Adam Bannister was Editor of IFSEC Global from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam is also a former Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
August 13, 2019

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Aico wins Workplace Culture and Sustainability awards

Fire safety systems manufacturer Aico has won two Lotus Awards in the Workplace Culture and Sustainability categories.

The Lotus Award for Workplace Culture celebrates businesses that value and excel in employee engagement and internal communications, while the sustainability award rewards excellence in corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability.

“We are delighted to win two Lotus Awards for Workplace Culture and Sustainability,” said Joanne White, Aico’s marketing manager, who attended the awards event at The Scotch of St James in London. “Aico invest in staff training and development and encourage staff to work together as well as striving to supporting the local community and creating sustainable futures.”

James Murphy, founder of Engage International, explained why he launched the Lotus Awards at the tail end of 2016: “I launched The Lotus Awards to celebrate and embrace culture, innovation and sustainability in a holistic way. It’s about understanding that every company is unique.

“The Lotus Awards shine a light on all the companies that are trying to nurture and develop their culture, making it more collaborative, innovation and embracing sustainability, while helping their employees develop themselves – this is how we succeed not only in business but also in life.”

Aico is an active supporter of many charities and its local community. Recently it supported Oswestry Mens Shed, an innovative project that supports older men who want to get together to share and learn woodworking and other skills and subsequently form friendships, Aico also organised a STEM-based workshop on fire safety for the Hadley Learning Community School in Telford.

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