Shortlisted for three awards

Liniar has been shortlisted in three categories for this year’s annual East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for Derbyshire: Excellence in Innovation, Community Impact, and Environmental Impact.

“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,” group managing director Martin Thurley said.

The Excellence in Innovation award recognises the development of a protective face shield and the work Liniar’s teams carried out to donate thousands to key workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Community Impact award recognises not only Liniar’s 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,” Sue Davenport, group marketing director, said.

In the Environmental Impact category, Liniar said it was delighted to be listed next to such prominent businesses as Derby City Council and MVIS for an award that “means so much, not only to the team, but to the planet”.

For several years, Liniar has worked to lower its carbon emissions and be a much greener company. In its most recent ISO 14001 audit, the company said it had beaten its Climate Change Agreement target by over 54% and saved 20,400 tonnes of CO2.

“We review sustainability all the way through our supply chain and have many more initiatives in the pipeline,” Martin said.

The 2021 Annual East Midlands Business Awards (Derbyshire) winners will be announced in November.