Weetabix recognised at prestigious manufacturing awards

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Weetabix has been recognised at a prestigious manufacturing awards evening.

The Burton Latimer-based firm won regional recognition at this year’s EEF Future Manufacturing Awards.

The company, which employs 1,200 staff, was runner-up in several categories including the developing people award and the health and safety award.

Paul Middlehurst, manufacturing manager at Weetabix, was also runner-up for the leadership award.

Neil Clarke, business unit operations manager at Weetabix, said: “This achievement is testament to our hard working and dedicated team, and we are delighted to have been recognised in this way.

“It puts us on the map as a modern and innovative company and goes some way to demonstrate the valuable contribution made by local manufacturers, like ourselves, to our region.

“We can’t wait to share this news with all our staff, customers and suppliers.”

Weetabix was up against stiff competition from a range of innovative businesses - small and large - from across the region.

It was selected by a panel of judges drawn from business leaders, industry experts and academics after impressing them with, among other things, their proactive leadership and their practical approach to improving safety which has produced results.

Jonathan Lee, chairman at Jonathan Lee Recruitment, said: “Having the right people is a defining factor in the success of any business.

“Fostering and developing those talented people is important to maintain a company’s competitiveness and manufacturers are leading the way.

“Weetabix fully deserves this this recognition for the fantastic work that they do in nurturing their employee’s skills.”