EN Chief Exec joins BITC regional leadership board


Efficiency North Chief Executive Lee Parkinson appointed to Business in the Community’s Yorkshire & Humber Leadership Board

Efficiency North’s Chief Executive Lee Parkinson has been appointed to Business in the Community’s (BITC’s) Yorkshire & Humber Leadership Board.  This presents an excellent opportunity to share best practice with other companies and organisations in the region who are committed to the responsible business agenda and inspire and motivate others.

Lee will be participating in BITC’s online event on Thursday 4th March 2021, Taking action on employment and skills in Yorkshire and the Humber, to discuss the challenges faced in Yorkshire and Humber and the action businesses can take to support those most impacted by Covid-19. Lee will be talking about the various apprenticeship models and vocational career paths available to businesses.

Business in the Community was created nearly 40 years ago by HRH The Prince of Wales to champion responsible business. Under Lee Parkinson’s leadership, Efficiency North have been members for nearly 6 years and have benefitted from the membership services BITC provides to improve responsible business practices.

Efficiency North were extremely proud to be named as one of BITC’s Responsible Business Champions in their 2020 Responsible Business Awards amongst some of the UK’s most prominent and successful commercial organisations, being one of six finalists in the Unipart Outstanding Employment Award.

Efficiency North completed BITC’s Responsible Business Tracker for the first time in 2020 and were pleased that our scores in Education and Inclusive Growth established the company as leaders both in our benchmarking group and in the whole cohort of all those who responded.

Lee Parkinson commented: “I am delighted to be appointed to the Yorkshire and Humber Leadership Board of Business in the Community. Throughout my career I have remained close to the great work of BITC and I am very much looking forward to furthering their efforts across the region. As the UK starts to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic there is a real opportunity for businesses to reimagine their purpose and have a radical rethink in how they do things. Building back responsibly will not only help the country to recover economically from the pandemic but will also establish businesses that are more inclusive, engender wellbeing, provide opportunities for all and tackle climate change head on.”

Heather Murphy, Senior Lead – North, BITC, commented: “I look forward to welcoming Lee to BITC’s Yorkshire and Humber Leadership Board and am especially excited to hear him share the best practice Efficiency North have on our event on 4th March. In joining the Yorkshire and Humber Leadership Board, Lee will join other national and regional organisations who look beyond the profit motive to make a difference in society, collaborating to act and inspire action in others on key regional challenges. Covid-19 has hugely impacted the Yorkshire and Humber region, exacerbating existing inequalities and highlighting the need for business action. Efficiency North will be one of the businesses leading the way in Yorkshire and Humber, embracing the unique and powerful role they can play to ensure that the recovery leaves no one behind.”

Find out more about the BITC Yorkshire & Humber Leadership Board HERE

The Author

Written by Liz Butcher

Liz leads the Efficiency North group’s marketing and communications and works with the Chief Executive to develop and manage corporate governance and culture.