Precision Polymer Engineering re-certified as Investor In People

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Precision Polymer Engineering, a leading manufacturer of high performance elastomer sealing solutions in Blackburn, has achieved Investors In People accreditation, demonstrating their commitment to high performance through good people management.

The company employs 270 people at its Greenbank Way facility in Blackburn, developing O-rings and other sealing components for critical industries including oil, gas, aerospace and semiconductor processing. Since founding in 1975 Precision Polymer Engineering has been an active member of the local community, taking pride in the support and development of local people.

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Precision Polymer Engineering. Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. The team at Precision Polymer Engineering should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

Steve Burrows, Managing Director of Investors in People North of England delivered by IDG said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Precision Polymer Engineering, and I would like to congratulate all of the team. We believe that your people make the difference and by investing in them you are looking to create sustainable success. IIP is designed to help organisations and their people to realise potential, providing a simple road map for excellence. With their accreditation, Precision Polymer Engineering is certainly working to realise their people potential.”

Commenting on their achievement, Neil Thompson, President of IDEX Sealing Solutions and based at Precision Polymer Engineering’s Blackburn facility, said: “We wouldn’t be able to enjoy sustained growth as an international business without recognising the importance of our people. It is only by focusing on the collective and individual needs of our team here at Blackburn that we’re able to deliver our industry-leading level of service. It is for this reason that being recognised as an Investor in People makes me immensely proud."

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