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Kidderminster-based business recognised with award
A KIDDERMINSTER-based solar energy specialist company which employs 26 people has been recognised with an award for its success in creating a motivated and well-trained workforce.
Eco2Solar, which is based at the Hoo Farm Industrial Estate, beat off tough competition at this year’s Worcestershire Ambassadors’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards to win the “workplace and staff award”.
Organised by the Worcestershire Ambassadors, the award recognises the firm’s success in offering workplace initiatives and employee support which goes above and beyond the standard legal requirement.
In particular, judges were impressed with Eco2Solar’s managing director, Paul Hutchens, for his drive to develop and maintain a harmonious workforce.
Mr Hutchens said: “People are at the heart of our business and in the current economic climate, we recognise that it is our staff that set us apart.
“We’re delighted to be recognised and proud to be among the previous winners of this award category. It is a real testament and acknowledgement of our hard work and dedication to the on-going development of our expanding team.”
Phil Dutton, chairman of Worcestershire Ambassadors, said: “Paul is a determined and passionate entrepreneur. He does not lose sight of the importance of a friendly word, a personal training programme and a very detailed and regular employee review.
“Immediately evident in Paul’s techno-immersed business is a rare sense of an owner, management and staff at peace with themselves to the absolute benefit of everyone in the group.
“Importantly, Eco2Solar employs 26 people in Kidderminster. As well as providing regular external training, they have also been providing training for their own employees since 2010.”
It also appointed five previous sub-contractors to the team as full-time employees.