A hard-working team that protects people from asbestos has been honoured for creating a culture which promotes learning and development.
Acorn Analytical Services, which has bases in Northampton, Birmingham, Cleckheaton and London, won the much-coveted Employer of the Year award at the Northamptonshire Business Awards at Park Inn Northampton in November.
It is the latest in a series of triumphs for the firm, which has won several awards this year, including the silver Business Innovation award at the SME Northamptonshire Business Awards and the national Asbestos Consultancy Award at the Tomorrow’s Health and Safety Awards 2021.
Company director Neil Munro was part of the team that collected the award in front of nearly 350 businesspeople from throughout Northamptonshire.
“The reason we’re one of the country’s best asbestos consultancies is we invest heavily in our team and develop our people because we are passionate about creating the UK’s next generation of asbestos consultants.
“We’re proud to say in the past few years, six of our trainees have gone on to become fully fledged asbestos consultants. Once our employees are qualified, we provide them with ongoing training sessions, seminars, support and guidance so they can achieve our industry’s highest qualifications and accreditations.
“As a result of the training we provide, all our staff are passionate about what we do. We work hard to educate the public about the dangers of asbestos and our expert team provides a full asbestos support service to ensure our clients’ risk from asbestos is correctly managed, repaired or removed quickly and on budget.
“It means a great deal to us that we’ve won Employer of the Year at the Northamptonshire Business Awards – it’s fantastic recognition for the whole team.”
The Northamptonshire Business Awards were organised by the Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce to recognise the county’s best-performing organisations.
It attracted entries from businesses of all sizes and from all industries across the county and won the support of many high-profile sponsors, including All Things Business, which sponsored the Family Business of the Year category.
Karen Jones, of the University of Northampton, which sponsored the Employer of the Year award, said:
“The judges were absolutely unanimous that the award should go to Acorn Analytical Services.
“They were so enthusiastic about their learning and development that it was infectious and the testimonials we received from staff members were amazing.”
Acorn Analytical Services offers a comprehensive suite of asbestos consultancy services from asbestos air testing and asbestos surveys to asbestos removal management and training courses which are accredited by UKATA, the leading authority on asbestos training.
The firm has created the UK’s only fully documented and systemised asbestos management process – which takes organisations from non-compliance with asbestos law to full compliance – and offers free asbestos review surgeries.
Acorn has also created a best-selling book called Asbestos The Dark Arts and runs the popular Asbestos Knowledge Empire podcasts to help educate people about the dangers of asbestos.
Read more about Acorn Analytical Services or call 0844 8180895