NEWS RELEASE
Steelite International claims the title of ‘The Employer of the Year’ at The National Business
Awards, 2014
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and helping make everyone’s day a little better by putting customer service at the forefront
of what you do”.
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 Established in its current form in 1983, Steelite International has industry roots which
span more than 100 years.
 Ste...
About the National Business Awards
Open to organisations of all sizes from all sectors across the UK, the National Busines...
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NATIONAL BUSINESS 2014

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  • 1. NEWS RELEASE Steelite International claims the title of ‘The Employer of the Year’ at The National Business Awards, 2014 Steelite International is today celebrating its success in winning the prestigious award and equally coveted title of ‘Employer of the Year’. The judges called Steelite International an ‘outstanding employer’ whose ‘practices reach beyond the workplace’. Its ‘holistic approach is transforming a traditional industry, giving it a fresh image, and improving lives in a highly challenging environment.’ The award celebrates organisations seeing the best return on an investment in people; recognising the employee strategy that best attracts, retains and develops talent – and how it contributes to sustainable growth and being an employer of choice. A cross section of the Middleport manufacturer’s workforce (including ex-apprentices and long-serving employees who have, between them, dedicated over 150 years to the business) attended the thirteenth National Business Awards gala dinner on 11 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London along with over 1200 business and thought leaders. After the initial application process earlier in the year, Steelite International was invited to present to an expert judging panel with over 150 of Britain’s leading businesses, business leaders and social enterprises - all revealed as finalists for the 2014 National Business Awards and subsequently went up against nine other companies (other winners at the ceremony include Sainsbury’s, Ikea and ITV) in pursuit of the highly regarded award. The Prime Minister opened proceedings at the ceremony with a message for all finalists, telling the audience: “I want to send my best wishes to everyone at the National Business Awards and to thank all of those who have been shortlisted because [...] you are creating the growth and jobs that are turning this country around.” “As these awards show, you’re not just helping to give families security and stability - you’re helping society by encouraging citizenship among employees; helping the environment [...]
  • 2. and helping make everyone’s day a little better by putting customer service at the forefront of what you do”. Alex Evans, Programme Director for the National Business Awards said: “It’s always fascinating to see who will emerge victorious with such diverse and strong competition across all of our Award categories. Showing that any type and size of organisation can win a National Business Award. This year’s winners demonstrate the value of continually investing in people, innovation and customer service - also proving the business case for sustainability and corporate citizenship.” The group's HR Director Wendy Dean said: "Winning this award is testament to everybody within the business and we're all absolutely delighted. "It's brilliant that we are able to showcase Stoke-On-Trent and our commitment to the resurgence in manufacturing and the ceramic industry in Britain. “Our ‘Stepping up to the Plate’ programme encapsulates our core values and makes them real. We have a workforce that have been through an amazing journey and this award is dedicated to them.” “Having the title of Employer of the Year, 2014 emphasises exactly what Steelite International is about - we will continue to fly the flag for ‘Made in Britain’ across the globe while maintaining a commitment to manufacturing here in Stoke-on-Trent - creating more jobs and continuing to invest in the regeneration of our city.” Ends For media queries, please contact Sophie Attwood at Steelite International on 01782 829393 or 07771856484. NOTES TO EDITORS About Steelite International:  Steelite International is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of award-winning, inspirational table top ranges for the international hospitality industry.  It is the owner of iconic fine bone china company Royal Crown Derby, following its acquisition in December 2012.
  • 3.  Established in its current form in 1983, Steelite International has industry roots which span more than 100 years.  Steelite International is a privately owned company which employs more than 1000 people in the UK and at Royal Crown Derby as well as 100 employees overseas.  The company’s Mission Statement is: "To be the hospitality industry's preferred choice for table top products, achieved through the combination of inspirational design, excellent quality and outstanding service whilst minimising our environmental impact".  The company’s core chinaware products are manufactured at its factory in Stoke-on- Trent – one of the most modern and efficient production units in the world. Up to half a million pieces of ware are made every week.  Steelite trades with more than 140 countries across the globe and its products are the favoured brand of hotel chains such as Hilton and Four Seasons as well as food operations as diverse as the MOD, Whitbread and Little Chef.  Steelite International’s business spans a number of industry sectors including commercial catering, ranging from staff restaurants and retirement homes to contract caterers and cruise lines; and the leisure and hospitality market including restaurants, casinos and hotels.  The company has a retail outlet ‘Perfect Setting by Steelite International’ at Trentham Shopping Village, Staffordshire.  Visit www.steelite.com for further information or follow us on Twitter @steeliteuk About National Business Awards:
  • 4. About the National Business Awards Open to organisations of all sizes from all sectors across the UK, the National Business Awards is the UK’s most prestigious independent business recognition platform with its particular emphasis on excellence, innovation and ethical business. Now in its 13th year, the National Business Awards connects the nations’ professionals through its annual awards ceremony; year- round thought leadership and round table events; and is UBM plc’s flagship awards programme. Visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for further information or follow us on Twitter @businessawards.

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