Going for the hat-trick

Liniar recently won three awards, demonstrating the company’s commitment to manufacturing and its role as an exemplary employer.

Winning the Manufacturer of the Year award at the recent Midland Business awards, Liniar beat two other manufacturers, including one that had been running for more than a century.

The judging panel concluded that Liniar’s innovation, and the passion showed by the company’s employees, made it their pick for the overall winner of the category.

Business development manager Charlotte Curtis said: “The panel interview was quite daunting, but we’d done our preparation and had all of our key statistics to hand. The 20-minute time slot flew by, and the interviewers asked so many questions that we ended up over-running by 10 minutes, so we knew it had gone well – but we didn’t expect to win, so it was a fantastic surprise on the night.”

On the same day, apprentice Belinda Doyle won the Pride award at the Made in the Midlands Apprenticeship Awards, winning an £80 voucher to Zizzi’s restaurant.

Liniar said it then came as a total surprise when parent company HL Plastics won the Made in the Midlands Partnership award.

Cath Albans, CT Skills’ key account manager, said: “The Partnership Award isn’t just about apprenticeships though, it’s about working together with our employer community to support those in less fortunate positions across our region. HL Plastics as a company is a fantastic example of this – their commitment to their learners and their partnership with us is exemplary.”