Derbyshire manufacturing company, Liniar, has been shortlisted in three categories at this year’s annual East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for Derbyshire, covering Excellence in Innovation, Community Impact and Environmental Impact.
Group managing director, Martin Thurley, said: “Being shortlisted for these awards is a huge honour and well-deserved recognition for everyone across our business – especially after the last 18 months, which have been challenging for us all.
“These three categories are especially gratifying, as Innovation, Community and Sustainability are amongst the very foundations of our company ethos. To be chosen as finalists by the judging panel really does mean a lot!”
Excellence in Innovation
This award recognises companies which have used innovation to strengthen their overall operations. While Liniar’s new product development pipeline usually results in innovative products for the construction industry, the shortlisted entry highlights the development of a protective face shield and the work its teams carried out in order to donate thousands to key workers as the Covid-19 pandemic reached crisis point in the UK.
“Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Liniar – so what better than to use innovation to help those who need it most?” explained design & development director, Chris Armes.
The Community Impact award shortlisted businesses which have gone above and beyond in their efforts to help those within their area. For Liniar, that work not only includes its PPE project, but also regular initiatives to raise money or collect items for impoverished groups within the community.
“From joining ‘Investors in Community’ this year to continuing to add initiatives to our community planner, Liniar is delighted to be able to help those around us any way that we can. I hope that our efforts inspire other businesses to get involved,” said Sue Davenport, group marketing director.
This award shortlisted companies that put environmental sustainability at the core of their business. For several years, Liniar has worked tirelessly to lower its carbon emissions and be a much greener company. In its most recent ISO 14001 audit, the company announced it had beaten its Climate Change Agreement target by over 54% and saved 20,400 tonnes of CO2.
“Sustainability and reducing our impact on the environment are things we’re incredibly passionate about at Liniar,” says Martin, “We review sustainability all the way through our supply chain and have many more initiatives in the pipeline.”
The 2021 Annual East Midlands Business Awards (Derbyshire) winners will be announced this November. See the full list of shortlisted businesses by visiting www.emc-dnl.co.uk/businessawards2021/derbyshire/.