STI has received national recognition for its response to the Coronavirus pandemic by being named as one of the faces of the UK government’s “GREAT Inspirations” campaign launched this week.
As businesses across the UK reopen and adjust to operating under social distancing guidance, the “GREAT Inspirations” campaign celebrates those who have gone above and beyond for their customers, employees or communities by innovating and adapting to a new way of working.
STI is a key member of the Ventilator Challenge UK consortium tasked with delivering medical ventilators to the NHS at record pace. The consortium is a group of industrial, technology and engineering businesses from across the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors that came together in April in response to the Government’s call for UK manufacturers to help build ventilators. The 30-year-old British company set up an assembly line at its Hook facility and took on and trained 70 additional staff to work on the project, with the team completing the 10,000th unit on 29th June.
Simon Best, STI Managing Director, said: “We are very proud to be part of this very important challenge, supporting the truly heroic work of our NHS in saving lives. Our teams and the wider STI Family, together with other local businesses, have come together, providing support, encouragement and assistance. Well done to everyone involved, a great job done!”
Over 80 companies from a wide range of industries across the UK have been selected for the campaign, representing just a small proportion of the businesses that have adapted and delivered for their customers over the past few months.
“GREAT Inspirations” tells fantastic stories ranging from the food suppliers who made sure vulnerable customers had full fridges to manufacturers repurposing their production lines to support the national effort. Others developed creative solutions to keep communities connected while some delivered socially distanced entertainment.
Dan Ramsay, Director of the GREAT Campaign, said: “The UK is an incredibly innovative nation and the businesses selected for the GREAT Inspirations epitomise this. In an incredibly difficult period they have adapted and found new markets, new customers and new ways of operating as well as helping their communities and keeping them safe.”
“GREAT Inspirations” has been delivered by the GREAT Britain campaign, the UK Government’s international marketing effort, showcasing the best of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, encouraging the world to visit, study and do business with the UK.
The GREAT Inspirations can be viewed in full at https://www.greatbritaincampaign.com/inspirations