Leading quarry and minerals processor Kilwaughter Minerals is on course for another high-performing year having made the shortlist for no less than four prestigious awards in quick succession.

The Larne-based company has had its excellence and market leading position recognised by both the Irish News, Northern Ireland’s largest selling morning newspaper, and responsible business network Business in the Community.

Celebrating businesses that go above and beyond to support their employees, better their communities, and recognise excellence in the working environment, the Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards has shortlisted Kilwaughter Minerals for Team of the Year and Corporate Social Responsibility Programme of the year.

Business in the Community (BITCNI) has also named Kilwaughter Minerals as a worthy finalist in the Impact in your Community and Collaborative Action award categories due to its comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility strategy and innovative partnership with Queen’s University’s Pathway Opportunity Programme.

Speaking following the shortlist announcements, Caroline Rowley, Business Development Director at Kilwaughter Minerals commented:

“We are really thrilled to be shortlisted for four awards by the Irish News and Business in the Community, two organisations which recognise companies across Northern Ireland that not only go above and beyond for the benefit of their employees but for the wider communities in which they operate.

“At Kilwaughter Minerals we value teamwork and champion cohesion, ensuring that there is always a collaborative, cross-company approach that improves the overall operations across all departments.

“We also understand the importance of making a positive impact to the communities and the environment around us, continuously implementing initiatives that benefit local communities, promote sustainability, and enhance the well-being of our employees.”

Established in 1939, Kilwaughter Minerals is an innovative mineral processor that produces high quality products for the construction and agriculture sectors.

Caroline continued:

“A commitment to people and place is embedded in Kilwaughter’s DNA and this latest recognition by these two prestigious bodies is testament to that ethos.

“It is an honour to share the shortlists with so many other organisations working tirelessly to better communities across Northern Ireland, and we look forward to celebrating our successes together at the award ceremonies later this summer.”

Kilwaughter Minerals’ shortlisting in the Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards and the Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards follows the company’s success at the recent Belfast Telegraph Business Awards.

The organisation was awarded Highly Commended in the Excellence in the Development of Management and Leadership category and was also named a finalist for both Best Large Company and Corporate Community Champion awards.

Winners of the Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards will be announced at a glittering ceremony in Titanic Belfast on Thursday 8th June, whilst the Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards will take place on 7th September 2023 in Belfast’s iconic ICC.