Craig Mackinlay MP has presented Martin Hynes, the Manging Director of Business Computer Solutions (BCS) Ltd in Ramsgate, with the South Thanet 2019 Responsible Business Champion award at a ceremony in the House of Commons.
The competition is organised annually by the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group - a team of cross party MPs - to celebrate the achievements of community-orientated businesses like BCS.
BCS have been helping Kent-based businesses manage their IT for over twenty years and regularly host free events in the community to educate local businesses about the latest IT and Cybersecurity trends. The company also provides important sponsorship to local groups and events such as Broadstairs Folk Week, Red Nose Day, Brave the Shave, as well as an annual sponsored stair climb to raise money for East Kent Independent Dementia Support.
Craig Mackinlay MP commented:
“From high-tech manufacturing firms to bakers, retailers, restaurants and social enterprises, the UK is home to a record number of small businesses.
“Businesses like Business Computer Solutions are the lifeblood of our communities and are vital to our economy, employing many local people.
“Martin Hynes deserves our respect for all the work he does locally, be that training apprentices, employing local people, or his many longstanding roles representing, advising and informing South Thanet’s businesses.
“I was delighted to invite Martin to Parliament to present him with his South Thanet Business Responsible Business Champion certificate and I would like to thank Martin and his team of 23 staff for all they do for Ramsgate, South Thanet and Kent.”
Martin Hynes, the Manging Director of Business Computer Solutions Ltd, added:
“It is an honour for our humble organisation to receive such a prestigious award.
“In our business, we have always understood the importance of giving back to the local community and the power we have to make a difference and help create a more sustainable future for all.
“I’d like to give recognition to the whole team for their continued efforts and dedication, without which, this wouldn’t be possible.“