SHEFFIELD BUSINESS AWARDS: Manufacturing

John Baddeley, of Wake Smith, with Craig Adlington, Marie Cooper, Yasser Yehya, Frances Crosland, Karon Ellis, Joshua Oxley, Nicola Livsey and John Waddington.
John Baddeley, of Wake Smith, with Craig Adlington, Marie Cooper, Yasser Yehya, Frances Crosland, Karon Ellis, Joshua Oxley, Nicola Livsey and John Waddington.
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Parker President has built a reputation as one of the leading manufacturers of specialist products for industrial gas and energy industries worldwide.

As a major manufacturer, the company is conscious of their impact on the environment and has introduced a series of initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint.

These include initiatives to reduce waste bills, lower energy bills, reduce waste water used in test tanks by 80 per cent, switch to energy efficient lighting within the factory, introduce more recycling throughout both office and factories, and encourage suppliers to reduce the amount of packaging in the products they supply into the manufacturing process.

Not only does this make the company more ethical – it increases their chances of securing new business opportunities too.

As a business, Parker President has continued to invest in staff training and development.

This means they appraise staff at all levels of the business, with everyone having their own training plans. Their employees are actively encouraged to enhance their skills for their personal and professional development.

The firm launched an apprentice scheme which is working well and demonstrates their commitment to the next generation.

Parker President supports the Made in Sheffield Ambassador and Work-Wise programme, which means they are a business champion for Bradfield School.

This makes them the business link to the school and the firm offers guidance and support on employment skills for the future.

As part of this commitment they offer a number of placements every year for engineering students still at school.

The company’s aim is to give students real life experience of working in an engineering company, that will be relevant to their future career, and possibly identify potential employees for the future too.

Parker President is committed to growing the company ever further and aims to enter new territories worldwide in the near future.