November 17, 2020
UK Business Heroes
The British Chambers of Commerce have launched the first ever UK Business Heroes Campaign, an inspiring nationwide search to find and pay tribute to the businesses that have ‘gone the extra mile’ in the wake of this year’s devastating pandemic.
East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce proudly nominated The Senator Group along with 14 other businesses from the region to be highlighted as UK Business Heroes of 2020.
As a testament to the strength of the nominations, all were accepted by The British Chamber of Commerce for national recognition. Nominated for different reasons, each Business Hero has stood out by demonstrating resilience, adaptation, community spirit and a selfless approach to the challenges of 2020’s economic crisis.
Miranda Barker, Chief Executive of East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, congratulated the nominees on their success:
“The situation we have all found ourselves in certainly shows the power of our local business’ fighting spirit. In the face of extreme adversity, we have been presented with some thoroughly admirable Lancastrians whom we are so proud to celebrate.
Well done to all of our UK Business Heroes, each deserving of recognition for their unique contributions in these challenging times, and to all of those many firms who have contributed in similar ways unseen.”
As a region of manufacturers, many of the UK Business Heroes repurposed their equipment to do everything they could in creating vital supplies for the NHS, with some supplying to the new Nightingale Hospitals. The Senator Group ordinarily supplies office and business furniture, but taking a temporary switch in production to principally focus on helping the NHS and Government critical business, supporting many of the Nightingale hospitals in Manchester, Swansea, Birmingham, London and Liverpool with much needed product.
Internally, The Senator Group thoughtfully implemented Covid controls including the re-arranging of workstations, new signage to ensure the correct social distancing measures are in place, along with numerous temperature checks and sanitising stations so employees and other visitors feel safe during the continuing pandemic.