British Quality Foundation awards Sun Chemical
Published: 12 June 2019 | No comments yet
Back Row (L-R): Simon Davies (Sun Chemical), Chris Heath (Saica), Greg Hayes (Sun Chemical), Dominic Montford (Sun Chemical), Mark Frost (Sun Chemical), Paul Sullivan (Saica), Rob Hawkins (Sun Chemical), Keith Greasley (Saica) Front Row (L-R): Sam Moncur (Sun Chemical), Gareth Phillips (Sun Chemical), Adam Anderson (Sun Chemical), Roy McGregor (Sun Chemical)
Sun Chemical has received a Jury Commendation for the UK Excellence Award for, Managing with Agility, from the British Quality Foundation.
The award comes after the company received a five star EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) rating. Sun Chemical received the Commendation at the British Quality Foundation Awards dinner on Thursday 16 May at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, after being shortlisted for a UK Excellence Award and Excellence in Collaboration Award.
The UK Excellence Award and Jury Commendation involves an assessment undertaken by a team of trained assessors using the EFQM Excellence Model. The assessment judges various aspects of a business ranging from strategy and leadership to processes and business results. Sun Chemical first undertook the assessment in 2014, receiving a four star rating. The company was then reassessed in November 2018, resulting in a five star rating and it being shortlisted for the UK Excellence Award.
Sun Chemical was also shortlisted as a finalist for the Excellence in Collaboration Award, in recognition of a project it ran in partnership with its packaging customer, Saica Flex, a division of Saica Group. As part of Sun Chemical’s previous contract with Saica Flex, it adapted a partnership approach and, after carrying out an assessment at the Buxton site, implemented a project to insource more of their products and improve the capacity and speeds of various production lines. Thanks to this project, Saica improved its processes in a more efficient way. It also, helped Sun Chemical to increase its sales.
Greg Hayes, group managing director Northern Europe, Sun Chemical, commented, ‘Utilising our business improvement skills in partnership with our customers has added tremendous value to customer relationships. The recognition of this by the British Quality Foundation in being shortlisted through such a rigorous process with other great companies is a great honour and a tremendous credit to the teams involved.’