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Four Northern Ireland firms honoured with King’s Awards

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IT asset disposition firm Vyta was recognised for its excellence in sustainability as one of only two Northern Ireland businesses to achieve the prestigious King’s Award for Sustainable Development in 2024.

The Newtownabbey-headquartered company has championed sustainable practices since it was formed in 2001, maximising the lifespan of IT equipment by collecting, refurbishing, recycling and reselling redundant IT for customers in over 50 countries globally.

“Sustainability has been in Vyta’s DNA since the company began operating, with our entire business model based on helping firms manage their IT responsibly and to reduce their environmental impact,” Philip McMichael, Vyta Founder and chief executive officer, said.

Meanwhile, generator maker AJ Power was also celebrated for its efforts – with the King’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.

Ashley Pigott, chairman and managing director of AJ Power, said: “AJ Power have been honoured with a prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. The award is in recognition for the outstanding achievements of our innovative engineers, dedicated workforce, and our worldwide distribution partners.”

Meanwhile, Derry’s Alchemy Technology Services has been awarded the King’s Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade.

Founded in 2018, Alchemy Technology Services has grown to become a key provider of technology and consulting services to the global insurance sector.

“We are delighted and honoured to receive the King’s Award for Enterprise,” John Harkin, chief executive of Alchemy Technology Services, said.

“This accolade is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team who have consistently pushed the boundaries of excellence. It reaffirms our commitment to not only advancing our industry, but also contributing positively to the communities where we operate.

“We look forward to continuing our mission of driving forward International Trade, growth, and an unwavering commitment to client success across the globe.”

And Northern Ireland construction firm Henry Brothers has been honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development.

Henry Brothers was praised for its exemplary approach which has resulted in significant benefits for the business, the environment, and the wider construction sector.

“It is a tremendous privilege to be awarded the King’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development,” Ian Henry MBE, corporate responsibility director at Henry Brothers, said.

“This achievement underscores our ongoing commitment to responsible business, something which is instilled deep within the culture of our organisation and is very much part of who we are as a company.

“Sustainable practices have been at the heart of Henry Brothers’ operations since its inception, and we make a conscious effort to minimise our environmental impact while maximising positive social and business outcomes.”

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