Bryson Charitable Group wins Queen's award

A Northern Ireland charity has been awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development. It is the first time a sustainable development award has been given to an Northern Ireland organisation. The award to Bryson Charitable Group is in recognition of the significant contribution it has made to social and environmental improvement. Hugh Crossey, group chairman, said he was delighted the charity had received the "prestigious honour".

"This award recognises the commitment of Bryson and its staff and volunteers to sustainable development. Bryson has been delivering services across Northern Ireland for over 100 years and is constantly changing and developing its services to meet changing social need," he said.
John McMullan, chief executive of Bryson said: "Sustainable development is at the very heart of what we do at Bryson. This can be easily demonstrated by our recent launch of two new exciting services. "The first service is a new free energy advice line for householders. It is designed to help people find out about the latest energy grants and offers plus advice on how they can make their home more energy efficient.