Peterborough based Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited, the home of Hotpoint, Indesit, Whirlpool and KitchenAid brands, has been named Large Business of the Year and Employer of the Year at the Peterborough Telegraph Business Excellence Awards 2021. The company was also highly commended by the judges in the Customer Service Award category.
The Peterborough Telegraph Business Excellence Awards celebrate the achievements of businesses operating across a variety of industries in the Greater Peterborough area. The 25th annual ceremony took place on Friday 19th November at the Holiday Inn, West Peterborough, and was hosted by BBC Radio Lincolnshire presenter Melvyn Prior.
The award categories, including Best New Business and Business Person of the Year, recognised the companies that are developing the economy, generating employment and making a positive contribution to the local community. Winners of the 12 categories were selected by an expert panel of judges from leading local businesses following a round of interviews with the shortlisted entrants. The business category entries were also judged on how they reacted during the COVID-19 pandemic, including any community contributions.
Whirlpool UK was presented with the Large Business of the Year Award, and the judges commented on the company’s extensive offering, from design and manufacturing, to installation, maintenance and the collection and recycling of its appliances. The judges also recognised that Whirlpool UK clearly demonstrated its plans for further growth, investment and employment in the city.
Whirlpool UK also received the Employer of the Year Award for its strong commitment to the employment and development of its staff, demonstrated by the high level of training, networking and mentorship programmes available to its colleagues. Judges praised the company’s proven track record of promoting equality and diversity, and were impressed with the range of community initiatives that Whirlpool UK has established to support those living in Peterborough.
Ian Moverley, Public Affairs Director, Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited says: “We are honoured to be recognised as Large Business of the Year and Employer of the Year at the Peterborough Telegraph Business Excellence Awards, demonstrating our commitment to developing talent within our business and establishing deeper ties with our community. Our UK head office has been based in Peterborough for 70 years and, throughout this time, we have invested heavily in the development of our employees, as well as in a range of initiatives to improve the lives of those living in the city.
“Caring for the communities in which we operate is at the heart of everything we do, and we look forward to continuing to invest in our Peterborough site in the years to come.”
- Whirlpool UK was named Large Business of the Year and Employer of the Year at the Peterborough Telegraph Business Excellence Awards 2021
About Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited:
Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited is managed by Whirlpool EMEA, part of Whirlpool Corporation.
Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited fully supports the AMDEA safety initiative, Register My Appliance, and is committed to encouraging householders to register their appliances: www.registermyappliance.org.uk
About Whirlpool Corporation:
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home. In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Yummly. In 2020, the company reported approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers. Additional information about the company can be found at WhirlpoolCorp.com.
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