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Local employees recognised by new parent company for going above and beyond

Robert German, Technical Services Manager and Dave Pickup, Shift Supervisor at Kommerling UK, Preston have been recognised for their outstanding work ethos and commitment to the organisation. The two gentlemen were recently presented with a cheque, a certificate and a ‘Spirit’ award T-shirt by Lee Foulkes, General Manager for Cilbond, part of the Kommerling organisation.

“There is no doubt that both Rob and Dave have both gone the extra mile over the last few months. Dave’s positivity and motivation of his team is recognised by his colleagues and by others who visit the factory and commend him as a real ambassador. Rob received his award in recognition of a detailed report which included several recommendations for improving one of our production processes. Not only are these changes being implemented, but we expect them to not only increase output by 10 percent but also reduce our unit costs by approximately 9 percent;” commented Lee Foulkes.

Kommerling was taken over last autumn by H B Fuller, a global company that specialises in the manufacture and distribution of industrial adhesives, industrial coatings, industrial sealants and specialty materials. The two Preston based staff members are the first of the company’s UK employees to be recognised in this scheme which operates on a global basis.

Andrew Mann
After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Lancashire. Business Lancashire is a good news, Lancashire focused, business website and daily newsletter. It is a partnership between The Samuel James Group and the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Lancashire.