Manufacturer in Peterborough beats the competition to win regional award

Perkins Engines award presentation,  from left,  Stuart Rootham, from award category partner Howden, Nick Morgan, estates manager for Perkins Engines, and EEF operations director, Jim Davison.

Perkins Engines award presentation, from left, Stuart Rootham, from award category partner Howden, Nick Morgan, estates manager for Perkins Engines, and EEF operations director, Jim Davison.

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A leading employer in Peterborough has just won a prestigious regional award.

Perkins Engines Company, based in Frank Perkins Way where it employs 3,000 people, won the health and safety category at the EEF/Aldermore Future Manufacturing Awards.

This reinforces our core company values for keeping our employees safe in the workplace.

Richard Porter, health and safety manager

The company, which manufactures diesel and gas engines, was selected by a panel of judges drawn from business leaders, industry experts and academics.

Perkins faced tough competition from a range of businesses, small and large, from across the region.

The award, sponsored by Howden, goes to the manufacturer that has achieved the most impressive or innovative improvements in the health and safety culture of their workplace.

Richard Porter, health and safety manager at Perkins, said: “This award is down to our team’s hard work and dedication, and we are delighted to have won.

“This is a great achievement and reinforces our core company values for keeping our employees safe in the workplace.

“It also empowers our employees to continue to identify safety issues and how to resolve them, instilling pride within the workplace.”

Richard Storey, executive director of award sponsor Howden, said: “Companies that take steps to boost health and safety in the workplace see significant improvements in employee wellbeing and operational efficiency - and manufacturers are leading the way in this.

“This award is justly deserved and Perkins Engines Company Limited should be applauded for their efforts.

“We wish them the best of luck for the national finals.”

The regional success means Perkins Engines will now go on to compete for the national title at an awards gala dinner in London in January next year.