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  • 13 Jun 2019

Sun Chemical receives ‘UK Excellence Award Jury Commendation’ from the British Quality Foundation

Sun Chemical has received a Jury Commendation for the UK Excellence Award for ‘Managing with agility’ from the British Quality Foundation, after it received a five star EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) rating. Sun Chemical received the Commendation at the British Quality Foundation Awards dinner on May 16 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, after being shortlisted for a UK Excellence Award and Excellence in Collaboration Award.

The UK Excellence Award and Jury Commendation involves a robust assessment undertaken by an experienced team of trained assessors using the EFQM Excellence Model. The assessment judges various aspects of a business ranging from strategy and leadership to processes and business results. Sun Chemical first undertook the assessment in 2014, receiving a four star rating. The company was then reassessed in November 2018, resulting in a five star rating and it being shortlisted for the UK Excellence Award. Sun Chemical received the Jury Commendation for excelling in ‘Managing with agility’, for which it was specifically recognized for entering new markets. 

Sun Chemical was also shortlisted as a finalist for the Excellence in Collaboration Award, in recognition of a project it ran in partnership with its packaging customer, Saica Flex, a division of Saica Group, at its Buxton site. As part of Sun Chemical’s previous contract with Saica Flex, it carried out an assessment at the Buxton site and implemented a project improve the capacity and speeds of various production lines. 

Greg Hayes, group managing director, Northern Europe, Sun Chemical, commented: ‘Utilizing our business improvement skills in partnership with our customers has added tremendous value to customer relationships. The recognition of this by the British Quality Foundation in being shortlisted through such a rigorous process with other great companies is a great honor and a tremendous credit to the teams involved.’

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