HRH The Prince of Wales has announced that Mike Blackburn is his 2010 Prince’s Ambassador in the Northwest for his leadership and commitment to responsible business in the region.
The Prince’s Regional Ambassador is one of Business in the Community’s (BITC’s) Awards for Excellence 2010 and recognises individual leaders who understand that being a responsible business is about being sustainable and successful, as well as supporting local communities so that they are sustainable, healthy places where people can prosper and thrive.
The Prince of Wales selects an Ambassador in each of BITC’s operating regions across the UK, as well as one National Ambassador, which will be announced at an event in London on Monday 5 July. As The Prince’s Regional Ambassador, Mike will work directly with BITC in the Northwest to champion responsible business in the region.
In a recorded message that was shown at the Northwest Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner supported by the Northwest Regional Development Agency on 24 June at Ewood park, HRH The Prince of Wales, said: “Mike joined my Business in the Community’s Northwest Leadership Team in 2008 and quickly assumed responsibility for highlighting the importance of the talent agenda to businesses in the UK. Within BT, Mike has ensured that valuable and inspiring work experience opportunities are provided to young people.”
Raksha Pattni, Regional Director, BITC said: “I am delighted that Mike has been recognised by HRH The Prince of Wales for his work on the responsible business agenda. Mike is particularly interested in the talent agenda and in supporting business in working towards a sustainable future. We will be developing a programme of ways in which he can support BITC, our members and prospective members in the Northwest. This is an exciting time for our regional Ambassador, as he takes up the role in the 25th Anniversary of The Prince of Wales’s Presidency of Business in the Community.”