Belgrade Polymer Products has recognised the loyal 30 years’ service of one of its longest-serving employees, Paul Lovelock.
Paul, a Supervisor, was presented with a Citizen Eco-Drive ‘perpetual movement’ watch as a commemorative gift by Belgrade General Manager Patrick Burke.
Joining the Wellingborough-based thermoforming company from school as a trainee, Paul initially worked on the ‘encapsulator’ machine making water tank insulation jackets.
From there, he progressed through the ranks, gaining experience on thermoforming machines and a fork lift truck licence that enabled him to move into setting up machines for production. His accrual of a wide range of skills led to his promotion to Day Shift Supervisor eight years ago.
Commenting on his three-decade career, Paul said: “What I enjoy most is everything; there’s such a vast array of jobs to do. I believe that’s what keeps myself and everybody interested in the type of work here. It is so varied. One week it may be producing the same product, then the following week it could be three or four types of work, depending on the product.”
Patrick said: “Paul is one of the stalwarts of the team, a person that any of the new operatives can go to. We’ve had several youngsters join over the last few years and Paul has been involved in their induction and training on the different machines and he is often the first port of call if there’s an issue with one of the machines.”
He added: “His longevity with us also illustrates our commitment to career progression for employees; in particular for school-leavers who can benefit from learning opportunities and acquiring valuable skills along the way.”
Established in 1976, Belgrade Polymer Products is one of the UK’s leading vacuum forming and injection moulding companies and holds the quality management system accreditation ISO9001:2015.
Manufacturing bespoke products for customers across a huge number of industries and markets, including household names and big brands, it has specialist expertise in producing prototype items that can be quickly converted into large scale production.
For more information, contact Belgrade Polymer Products on 01933 222205 or visit the website – www.belgrade-polymer.com.