Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar is an initiative from The West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce that helps companies with their social responsibility aims. It enables companies to document and benchmark how they help local communities, education, the economy and the environment.

Raising the Bar 2018 Winners Testimonials

  • Winning not one but two Raising the Bar awards was a terrific accolade. It’s something which both our prospective and current customers have been duly impressed with, and we are thrilled.


    Jayne Kennedy, Marketing Manager B&M Waste Services
  • Raising the Bar is a great way to benchmark yourself and to get recognition for something that most businesses are doing anyway.  Winning an Award provided our team with a great sense of achievement and pride.

    Linda Hollings, Director Rance Booth Smith Architects
  •  Winning a Raising the Bar award in 2018 was excellent recognition for our team and inspires us to do more to improve our local environment.

    Emma Wren, Principal Hydrologist Mott MacDonald
  • Raising the Bar has been a fantastic initiative for helping us with our social responsibility aims. Winning an award in 2018 was great recognition for our team and inspires us to continue to help the local community.

    Steven Graham, Community Liaison Manager Hungate by Lendlease
  • Winning the Raising the Bar community award is an honour that means a lot to everyone at Roche Legal as it has allowed us to showcase the extensive community and charity work we undertake. It is incredibly inspiring to be recognised alongside other small businesses who also do such wonderful work for the benefit of local people and organisations. We will continue our commitment to support local good causes and look forward to organising many more events and initiatives in the years to come.

    Rachel Roche, Managing Director Roche Legal
  • We’ve been supporting the Bradford community for over 100 years now and it’s been fantastic to be recognised as a responsible business at the Raising the Bar awards and for our team to receive the acknowledgment they deserve for all their hard work and commitment to our home city.

    Victoria Wainwright, Managing Director Naylor Wintersgill
  • Our mission is to be a leader in the integration of communities by providing interpreting, employment and impactful social return initiatives to support people to live healthier, happier lives. Winning the Raising The Bar award allows us to shine a light on our work and to celebrate all those involve in making a difference in people's lives.

    Liz Weatherall, Managing Director Enable2 CIC
  • Raising the Bar celebrates the positive impact that Companies are making on the local community. We’re working with many local schools, promoting Engineering and Construction; and we’re delighted to have our efforts recognised. The awards ceremony allowed us to see some of the other amazing initiatives, which are having positive impacts across Yorkshire.” OR “Raising the Bar celebrates all the community work that local businesses carry out. It recognises the positive impact that is being made within the local environment, with a competitive edge to encourage continuous improvement and help businesses ‘Raise the Bar’ with their social impact targets. The awards ceremony evening brings together, and showcases, the amazing businesses that are making a difference, and to be recognised as one of those companies is a true honour.

    Suzanne Cocker, Business Development Assistant Curtins
  • Raising the Bar is a fantastic way to recognise and share best practice within the region. We were delighted to win an award, our team of Solenis volunteers work really hard in the Science Lab, for kids and fully deserved the recognition.

    Joanne Love, Site Communicator Solenis (formerly BASF)
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