Meridian Medical is today celebrating being nominated for two prestigious business awards. A leading contract medical device manufacturer based in Littlehampton, West Sussex, has been shortlisted for Business of the Year (over 10 employees) and Employer of the Year in the Arun Business Partnership Awards 2022.
The nominations have been welcomed by co-directors, brothers James and Marcus Fenton, as recognition of the workforce’s dedication and hard work in turning around the company’s fortunes.
“We are delighted that Meridian Medical has been nominated for these awards as it recognises our valued team for all their hard work, dedication, late nights, early mornings and the daily challenges of being in the medical manufacturing space, as well as the unprecedented challenges of a pandemic,” said managing director, James. “In just five years, they have helped us to turn around the company’s fortunes and we are excited to see what we achieve as a team in the future.”
James and Marcus took over running the business after their father, Ian, passed away in 2017. On assuming responsibility they wanted to honour his legacy by bringing the company back to profitability and making it a company staff were proud to work for.
They took the decision to invest heavily in the business, building new production facilities, increasing manufacturing capacity and ensuring that staff were happy with new office facilities.
The company has also become a certified National Living Wage employer and provides a range of enhanced employee benefits.
“Having happy staff that are secure in their roles has been a very important factor in making Meridian Medical the business it is today,” says James. “The whole team pulled together to create a fantastic working environment and thriving business. The business is back into profitability, running effectively and efficiently, and maintaining production despite the challenges of Brexit and the Covid pandemic.”
Meridian Medical will discover if they have won the two awards at the Arun Business Partnership’s Awards Ceremony on the evening of Thursday 17th November.