PPE support recognised

Liniar has been recognised by the British Plastics Federation, in conjunction with The Worshipful Company of Horners, for its work providing personal protective equipment to key workers during the Covid pandemic.

In March 2020, while shutters were down and showrooms darkened, Liniar turned its downtime into an opportunity to make a difference with the provision of PPE to key workers.

This initiative saw the design, manufacture and donation of tens of thousands of protective face shields to NHS and front-line workers throughout the the pandemic, which continued to run into 2021.

In January, the BPF and the Horners announced they’d added a new category to their annual industry awards – the Covid 19 Outstanding Achievement Award – with winners selected by a judging panel. Liniar was notified of its award last week, which came as a welcome surprise.

Martin Thurley, group managing director for Liniar, said: “After what has been a challenging year for everyone, I’m honoured to accept the Covid Outstanding Achievement Award on behalf of the whole team at Liniar. It’s always been in our DNA to help the communities around us, and the pandemic accelerated this desire. We feel privileged to be in a position where we can make a positive difference.”

Award judge Mike Birrell said: “We were extremely impressed by the spirit demonstrated by Liniar and their design team, shown clearly by their dedication working both day and night to produce face visors before an injection moulding tool for mass production became available. The fact that Liniar’s protective visors were produced free of charge to front line workers shows the extent to which Liniar contributed in this time of crisis.”