A commitment to innovation and staff development has seen one of Polypipe Group plc’s intake of apprentices recognised at the AMRC Training Centre Apprentice of the Year Awards.

Ben Middleton, currently undertaking a four-year apprenticeship at Polypipe’s Broomhouse Lane site in Doncaster, was named Machine Apprentice of the Year at a ceremony at the University of Sheffield, on March 30 th 2017, in recognition of his work in improving manufacturing processes.

Headquartered in Doncaster, Polypipe is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of piping systems, water management solutions and energy efficient ventilation systems for a variety of sectors, employing more than 3,000 staff across the globe. Polypipe invests heavily in its staff to develop their skills and ensure that the company maintains its sector leading position, with its apprentices playing a vital role within the organisation. Polypipe has already been awarded Silver Status from Investors in People – one of the few companies in the UK receive the honour.

As part of his four-year placement with Polypipe, Ben played a key role in the creation of a tooling innovation to further improve the extrusion process during manufacture, creating material and labour savings in the creation of Polypipe’s plastic piping systems.

Vince Fenson, Business Development Director at Polypipe, said: “This award is a fantastic recognition of Ben’s commitment to innovation and his drive for continuous improvement. Congratulations to Ben on this award and we look forward to seeing his career develop with Polypipe.”

For more information on Polypipe please visit www.polypipe.com.


About Polypipe
Polypipe is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of piping systems, water management solutions and energy-efficient ventilation systems.

The Group has an established market position spanning the residential, commercial, civils and infrastructure, and public non-housing sectors in the UK and selected markets across the globe.

The Group operates from twenty facilities in total, offering more than 20,000 product lines.

Through constant innovation and focused research and development, Polypipe is uniquely positioned to offer solutions that help deal with the pressures placed on urban environments and natural resources.

For more information please visit www.polypipe.com.

Date: 04 May 2017