Congratulations are in order for Horsham-based injection moulder Pentagon Plastics who has won a coveted Plastics Industry Award for Best Training and Development Programme for its staff wellbeing programme focused on mental health and self-care.
Launched in 2001 and held annually in London, the Plastics Industry Awards are dedicated to rewarding innovation and exceptional performance. This year marked the twentieth anniversary of the Plastic Industry Awards, which was held at The Waldorf Hilton.
Pentagon Plastics were finalists in four of the seventeen award categories: Best Business Initiative, Best Training and Development Programme, COVID-19 Business Hero and Processor of the Year. Having made the finals in previous years, this is the first industry award that the group has won and is a true accolade to the company’s efforts over the last 18 months.
Staff wellbeing became a strong focus for Pentagon Plastics’ company culture throughout COVID-19. The pandemic gave impetus to the company’s staff wellbeing programme, resulting in an acceleration in the level of training provided to staff in this area. Staff have been educated on relatable and relevant forms of self-care, mindfulness and physical and mental wellbeing; ideas and tools have been made available to enhance staff wellbeing both in and out of the workplace. A detailed training pack has been put together, delivered to employees and now forms part of the formal induction process to all new starters in the company. The programme has been rewarded in a thriving workforce and by this award.
Commenting on the success of the event and winning the prestigious award (sponsored by the Scottish Plastics and Rubber Association), Paul Edwards, Managing Director of Pentagon Plastics, said: “The event was up to its usual high standard, and it was a pleasure to see so many familiar faces celebrating the industries achievements. It is a great accolade to be amongst the winners on the night and great to share with our dedicated team. Our staff are the backbone of the business, and their wellbeing is paramount, especially at difficult times.”
Visit www.pentagonplastics.co.uk to find out more about the company and the services offered.