Denby-based manufacturing company Liniar has been shortlisted for the Positive Social Impact award at the prestigious 2020 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. Previous winners include fitness sensation Joe Wicks, DPD UK and Hotel Chocolat.

Liniar’s entry focused on its ongoing community focus, including the innovative company’s efforts to help the nation’s key workers during the COVID-19 pandemic by producing and supplying protective visors. This continues alongside its normal operations of producing thermally efficient and low maintenance PVCu products for the construction industry.

Group Managing Director Martin Thurley commented: “We’re delighted to be recognised for our achievements at a national level for the work carried out by our teams to help address the nation’s PPE shortage. Our culture is very community focused and we like to help wherever we can, so it was fantastic to be able to contribute to keeping people safe. To be shortlisted at the National Business Awards is the icing on the cake.”

The next stage involves a judging panel, which will be carried out virtually by video conference in September, and winners will be announced at a dinner in November. Liniar is up against stiff competition in this category, including Mindful Chef and Octavia House Schools.

“When it comes to business recognition, the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards are the ones to win. They allow any successful organisation to tell their story, from large private and public companies, to thriving entrepreneurial businesses, promising start-ups and established SMEs,” said Sarah Austin, Awards Director.

Liniar’s protective visors are still available, and are free to NHS and front line workers – visit to find out more and order.

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