Loadhog Wins National Award for People Effectiveness

Reusable packaging manufacturer Loadhog recently recently received an award for its dedication to employee development and effectiveness. The Sheffield, U.K. based transit packaging producer was acknowledged as the winner in the People Effectiveness category of the national Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2014, which showcase British manufacturing talent and is widely recognised for promoting best practice in the sector.

Loadhog was selected as the winner of the award following a visit by the judges to the company, during which they were encouraged to chat to many of its 60 employees, who are owners of the business.

“People are at the centre of the Loadhog business as an employee-owned company, with all new recruits required to buy shares,” says Christopher Simpson, chairman of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Manufacturing Excellence Awards executive.

“When they visited Loadhog headquarters, the judges were impressed with the confidence of Loadhog employees and their loyalty and affection to the company. It is a huge achievement that the company has a 99.4% attendance record, and they were also impressed by the company’s training academy aimed at creating a flexible workforce to help the company grow.”

The judges also commented that Loadhog was a unique company which put people effectiveness at the heart of everything it did.

“We are delighted to have gained such prestigious recognition of the business and culture we are creating at Loadhog which is entirely due to the passion and commitment of all our employees,” adds Ed Stubbs, managing director of the company. “Congratulations to them all.”

L-R Steven Barr, Manufacturing Advisory Service), Loadhog representatives, James Jones, Paul Roberts,  Martin Baker, Chris Nicholson and Leigh Jowett and the awards’ ceremony compere, TV presenter Jeremy Vine.

L-R Steven Barr, Manufacturing Advisory Service), Loadhog representatives, James Jones, Paul Roberts, Martin Baker, Chris Nicholson and Leigh Jowett and the awards’ ceremony compere, TV presenter Jeremy Vine.