A hard-working team that protects people from asbestos has been honoured for creating a culture which promotes learning and development.

Acorn Analytical Services, which has bases in Northampton, Birmingham and London, won the much-coveted Employer of the Year award at the Northamptonshire Business Awards at Park Inn Northampton on Thursday.

It is the latest in a series of triumphs for the firm which has won several awards this year, including the Excellence in People Development award at the Northamptonshire SME Business Awards and the national Asbestos Consultancy Award at the Tomorrow’s Health and Safety Awards 2021.

Company director Neil Munro was part of the team which collected the award in front of nearly 350 business people from throughout Northamptonshire.

He said: “The reason we’re one of the UK’s best asbestos consultancies is we invest heavily in our team and develop our people.

“We’re proud to say in the past few years six of our trainees have gone on to become fully fledged asbestos consultants. Once our employees are qualified, we provide them with ongoing training sessions, seminars, support and guidance so they can achieve our industry’s highest qualifications and accreditations.

“As a result of the training we provide, all our staff are passionate about what we do. We work hard to educate the public about the dangers of asbestos and our expert team provides a full asbestos support service to ensure our clients’ risk from asbestos is correctly managed, repaired or removed quickly and on budget.

“It means a great deal to us that we’ve won Employer of the Year – it’s fantastic recognition for the whole team.”

Karen Jones, of the University of Northampton which sponsored the award, said: “The judges were absolutely unanimous that the award should go to Acorn.

“They were so enthusiastic about their learning and development that it was infectious and the testimonials we received from staff members were amazing.”

For further information about Acorn Analytical Services visit www.acorn-as.com

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