Meridian Medical is celebrating being named Employer of the Year for the second year running by Arun Business Partnership and scooping the top accolade of Overall Business of the Year at the Partnership’s 2023 Awards. The wins recognise the company’s commitment to prioritising employee wellbeing, training and career development and the difference such an employee-focussed approach can make to overall business success.
Following the wins, co-directors James and Marcus Fenton, said: “We are delighted to have won the Employer of the Year award for the second year in a row. This award is very important to us as we firmly believe that being an employee-focussed company that wants to see everyone in our team succeed is the best way to attract and retain new staff.
“We would also like to extend a huge thanks to the individual managers, supervisors and members of HR that create the policies and create such a great system of support for every member of the team.”
Thanks to its employee-centric approach, Meridian Medical, a leading contract manufacturer of medical devices, based in Littlehampton, West Sussex, has seen staff turnover reduced from 10-15% per month in 2017 to less than 1% on average with today’s 130-strong full-time workforce.
With a dedication to creating a vibrant and enjoyable working environment based on trust, hard work and communication, the company has a top-down culture of trust and respect. Employees are encouraged to provide feedback, both positive and negative, that the owners and management team can take on board and use to make changes in how we operate, to become more efficient and achieve ever-improving customer satisfaction levels.
Employees are also encouraged to progress within the business, with many of the cleanroom shop floor staff having been promoted to quality control, supervisor and management positions. All employees benefit from Meridian Medical being a certified National Living Wage employer, an employee health cash plan and an employee assistance program, which offers mental health support not only for work but all life events.
Having picked up the Employer of the Year 2023 trophy Meridian Medical went on to scoop the top accolade of Overall Business of the Year, with the winner being selected by the judges from all the entries in all categories. Of this win, James and Marcus said: “We are also absolutely delighted to have been awarded the overall business of the year. Meridian Medical has been on an ever-improving journey over the last six years and we are over the moon to be recognised for our successes. We would like to thank all our staff, customers and suppliers for their support and for making Meridian Medical the amazing company that it is.”
The ABP Awards 2023 ceremony, sponsored by local businesses, took place on Friday 17th November at Fontwell Park Racecourse, honouring and commending outstanding businesses within the Arun District of West Sussex.
Meridian Medical is a family owned, privately held, contract manufacturer, specialising in sterile and non-sterile medical device development and supply. Founded in 1990, Meridian Medical is headquartered in Littlehampton, West Sussex.