Herefordshire business owner and former firefighter wins award

TWO Herefordshire employers have been recognized for the huge support they have given the fire service by helping their staff become on-call firefighters.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service Herefordshire held its awards night earlier this month.

Polytec Car Styling in Bromyard and Arrow Plant Hire in Kington became the first recipients of a new award.

The Fire Chief’s Employer Award was presented by Chief Officer Jon Pryce to Nick Sturrock, Liam Naven-Jones and Simon Halling of Polytec and Peter Jones of Arrow.

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This is in recognition of how both companies have continued to provide on-call personnel to the fire department to support their local community.

Polytec Car Styling staff members have supported the on-call section since 1990, while Arrow Plant Hire’s Peter Jones, who himself was an on-call firefighter for 20 years, continues to have staff members who are on call.

“The Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service recognizes the sacrifices employers make by allowing their staff to be firefighters on call, a role that can shorten their working day while meeting the needs of their community. area,” Area Commander Jon Butlin said.

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“Polytec Car Styling and Arrow Plant Hire have supported us for many years and so these awards are well deserved. We are very grateful for the incredible support they have given us for so long.”

Nick Sturrock, Human Resources Manager at Polytec, said Polytec Car Styling UK Ltd was delighted to receive the award.

“We are passionate about supporting the safety and well-being of our local community through our continued and ongoing support in providing on-call fire service,” he said.

“We look forward to continuing to engage and build a collaborative partnership with Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service.”

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