THE UK’s LARGEST privately-owned liquid adhesive, sealant coating and primer manufacturer, Tamworth-based Apollo, is celebrating winning an Excellence in Manufacturing and Engineering Award.
The family-owned business was presented with the accolade the Tamworth Business and Community Awards on 4 October.
Apollo Chairman, Jon Saunders, accepted the award with warehouse, production and engineering employees saying, “We’ve been in business since 1972 and have always strived to be the best at what we do.
“Each and everyone one of our 190 employees have played their part in winning this award and I’m incredibly proud that Apollo has been recognised for leading the way in industry innovation and manufacturing techniques.”
Judge, Diane Bridgen, from Central Hub Logistics, said, “We were impressed with Apollo’s history and its significant achievements in sales and growth. However, what ultimately stood out for us was how they never lose sight of the need to invest in their employees, not just in the business infrastructure.
“As the business has grown the workforce has increased and great emphasis is placed on retaining staff, providing them with the necessary skills to develop their own needs in line with the business needs.”
“We heard some amazing stories of success and real passion for business from a number of entrants, but we felt that Apollo stood out – congratulations to the team.”