Liniar has been shortlisted in this year’s annual East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for Derbyshire, in three categories: Excellence in Innovation, Community Impact and Environmental Impact.

“Being shortlisted for these awards is a huge honour and well-deserved recognition for everyone across our business – especially after the last 18 months, which have been challenging for us all,” said group MD Martin Thurley, “These three categories are especially gratifying, as Innovation, Community and Sustainability are amongst the very foundations of our company ethos. To be chosen as finalists by the judging panel really does mean a lot.”

The Excellence in innovation shortlisting highlights the development of a protective face shield and the work its teams carried out to donate thousands to key workers as the Covid-19 pandemic reached crisis point in the UK.

The Community Impact award shortlisted businesses which have gone above and beyond in their efforts to help those within their area. For Liniar, that work includes not only its PPE project, but also regular initiatives to raise money or collect items for impoverished groups within the community.

The Environmental Impact award shortlisted companies that put environmental sustainability at the core of their business. Liniar is listed next to such prominent businesses as Derby City Council and MVIS for an award.