Our very own Operations Manager, Nick Walker, was honoured at last night’s ceremony in Birmingham. Nick was recognised as a Driver of Cultural Change, Unsung Hero and Young Pioneer.
In the words of the judges:
“In September 2008, as a self-proclaimed University dropout, Nick Walker decided a career in manufacturing would be his best option. Walker started working at Screentek UK in 2008. Since then, he has built his knowledge of manufacturing and progressed through the company to become operations manager just seven years later. The firm has supported Walker by providing training from the likes of The Manufacturing Institute. In turn, his knowledge of lean and implementation of 5S procedures has had a positive effect on the company’s manufacturing processes. For his hard work, Walker has earned the award of a Lean Manufacturing Fellowship of The Manufacturing Institute.
“Walker has completely changed and improved the factory processes and engaged all the staff in the improvements. The end result is 68% improvement in efficiency. An inspirational young man and a great UK manufacturing business.”
Our Managing Director, Jason Iddon, expressed his pride at Nick’s achievement.
“We are all extremely proud of Nick and we are delighted that he has now been given the recognition he so richly deserves. When Nick first came to us back in 2008, we saw something special in him but we never imagined that he would bring so much to our company. More than just an incredibly hard worker, Nick really is a top bloke and we are very lucky to have him.”