Outstanding effort rewarded

Adrian Hopgood, of sponsor Sheffield Hallam University Business School, left, with Warren Turner, Keith Simpson, Pete Holmes and Mike Burton of Anchor Magnets, Outstanding Business winner at the Sheffield Business Awards.
Adrian Hopgood, of sponsor Sheffield Hallam University Business School, left, with Warren Turner, Keith Simpson, Pete Holmes and Mike Burton of Anchor Magnets, Outstanding Business winner at the Sheffield Business Awards.
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Judges named Anchor Magnets Sheffield’s Outstanding Business of the Year after hearing how the company achieved tough targets to minimise the environmental impact of its products.

In addition to investing significant sums in its own facilities, the firm has used its know-how to develop class- leading products that allow customers to reduce their own environmental impact.

In addition to becoming a “Zero to Landfill” site, the company has successfully reduced material content and manufacturing costs, whilst maintaining the performance of its products, and coincidentally reduced transport costs, too. Anchor has cut the weight of extrusion profiles by up to 11 per cent in and the thickness to 0.5mm while producing a magnetic sheet that performs as well and in some cases better than much of 0.75mm thick sheet on the market. The firm has also developed an innovative product, called WarmRoom, which is easily installed behind radiators, preventing some of the heat from heating the walls of the house, rather than the room, which has led to considerable take-up from both members of the public and Housing Associations.