The Engineering Employer’s Federation, also known as the EEF, is a British organisation that focuses on helping, aiding, and recognising manufacturing, engineering, and technology-based businesses across the UK.
The EEF provides said businesses with advice, guidance, and support in important aspects of businesses, such as health and safety, employee relations, information and research, and the environment. They also hold competitions and awards for companies and businesses across the UK.
This year, Airedale Springs has been nominated by the EEF for one of these awards; the Business Growth Award. As such, we wanted to celebrate this by considering what it takes to become nominated for any award in the perspective of the business and its employees.
Maintaining High Employee Satisfaction
The most important thing that you can do for your business is to ensure that employee satisfaction is at its highest possible level. If your employees are happy, then they will spread the word and tell everyone that they know how great your company or business is to work for.
Even as much as saying “good job” or “well done” can go a long way in raising employee satisfaction. The best form of recognition is having mini awards within your company, as it provides a way of getting to understand what your colleagues’ strengths are and how comfortable they feel, resulting in greater employee relations as well!
Having Outstanding Equipment
This isn’t the most important aspect, but it can help in a business situation. By having the highest quality equipment, such as Airedale Springs’ relatively new Wafios FMU40 wire forming machine, the products that are being manufactured will be of the highest quality.
Having prestigious equipment can give you the edge when it comes to producing extremely high quality products, but it also comes down to the employees that operate these machines; they need to have the knowledge of operating this type of machinery and the more knowledge they have, the better the result.
Having a Full Proof Business Plan
This essentially means that you can deal with an increased demand for products effectively whilst maintaining the quality of the product. Companies can easily take on more projects but if they don’t have a plan, then they won’t know how to deal with the influx of demand in the future.
Having an effective management within your business can greatly help how your business grows in the future; this is achieved by developing excellent and high-quality growth strategies that benefits your businesses as well as your colleagues.
We are incredibly proud of the fact that we have gained such a fantastic nomination for a nationally recognised organisation. At Airedale Springs, we pride ourselves on our fantastic workforce, our excellent machinery and our fantastic devotion to our clients.
If you want to know more about the industries that we can manufacture springs and wire forms for, then please don’t hesitate to contact us. Just call us today on 01535 643456 and one of our excellent members of staff will be more than happy to help.