Industry-leading systems company Liniar was recently announced as a finalist in the prestigious annual G Awards in two categories: COVID-19 Business Hero Award and Best Component Supplier. After more than a year during which the whole industry has seen disruption, the nominations come as a welcome highlight for the team at Liniar’s Derbyshire HQ.
COVID 19 Business Hero Award
A special category added for the 2021 G Awards, the COVID 19 Business Hero Award recognises businesses that have gone above and beyond for their customers, their communities, and their employees throughout the pandemic.
Liniar’s finalist status for this category focused on its community engagement throughout 2020 and 2021, including the PPE project which has provided free of charge more than 35,000 protective face shields for front line, NHS and healthcare workers from the early onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition, ongoing community projects pioneered by Liniar have helped support charities and those less fortunate throughout its local community – which has been more important than ever during 2020 and 2021.
Sue Davenport, Group Marketing Director, comments, “We’re very conscious of how lucky we are compared to so many other industries, charities and people who have been severely affected by the pandemic. At Liniar this means we continually do our best to make a positive difference in our local area and beyond.
“I’m so proud of this team, who regularly donate their time and pull together to collect food, toys, clothes and toiletries for those less fortunate. The nomination for this award is a very special one to us all.”
Best Component Supplier
This G Awards category was open to any manufacturer who provides components to the glazing industry. Liniar’s entry stood out for the support it has provided to its fabricators throughout the pandemic. With a focus on transparent communication from the very start in March 2020, Liniar ensured its customers were informed what was happening every step of the way.
Group Sales Director Nigel Bishop explains, “Two-way communication was vital throughout the pandemic, both for us and for our customers. From the initial decision to close, to liaising on reopening dates and helping customers get to grips with LiniarConnect, our online system, the feedback has been phenomenal. In the midst of general confusion across most industries, I’m delighted that the Liniar team was able to work together to cut through the external noise and focus on what was important – our customer service levels.
“Whilst we’ve often had to put out news that wasn’t great to hear, customers have appreciated our open and transparent updates. It’s enabled them to pass on messages through the supply chain regarding Force Majeures, shortages, price fluctuations and lead time changes, helping to avoid nasty surprises. That can only be achieved through a fully joined-up leadership team, which I’m proud to be part of.”
The 2021 G Award winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony in London on 26 November 2021; good luck to all the finalists!
See the full shortlist for all award categories at g-awards.co.uk/gawards2021/en/page/g21-awards-finalists