David Nieper double win at Make UK Manufacturing Awards 2019
11th February 2020
Mike Wallis with Maxine Calder (left) and Rebecca Gilliver (right) who represented David Nieper at Make UK Midlands and East Region Awards. The ladies were presented with The Sustainability Award and Developing Future Talent Award winners for the premium ladies clothing manufacturer.
Mike congratulates double award winners David Nieper
Spatial Global client David Nieper has manufactured premium quality clothes for women at their Derbyshire factory since 1961. They were chosen from hundreds of entries to be announced as this year’s regional winners in two categories at the Make UK Manufacturing Awards. The Make UK Manufacturing Awards are designed to shine a spotlight on the resilience, determination and ingenuity of the UK’s manufacturing community. So in winning both awards, David Nieper have been acknowledged as leaders in these key areas.
Being recognised amongst your peers for an area of excellence within the manufacturing sector is a fantastic accolade. Sustainability is probably the hottest topic in any business currently, as every credible organisation seeks to minimise its environmental impact. Developing future talent is what every business should aspire to do; so for David Nieper to be selected as winner in these two awards is an outstanding achievement.
Mike Wallis Executive Chairman - Spatial Global Limited
David Nieper and Environmental Responsibility
In 2019 David Nieper became a zero waste-to-landfill company, whereby all waste produced by the business and within the manufacturing process is either, reused, recycled, composted or sent to energy recovery. This sustainable manufacturing strategy creates minimal waste boosting both environmental and economic sustainability for the company.
David Nieper takes its environmental responsibilities seriously and manages its own environmental agenda. Our environmental mission is: ‘To promote the sustainable use of natural resources, with minimum waste and impact on the environment.' So it was a great endorsement of our achievements in this area to be recognised with the Make UK Manufacturing Sustainability Award.
Rebecca Gilliver Despatch Manager - David Nieper
David Nieper and Developing Future Talent Award
David Nieper sponsor all stages of education, from primary and secondary schools to University scholarships and fashion skills training. The David Nieper Academy is a secondary school for 850 pupils age 11-18. The school is one of Britain’s most ambitious and innovative educational ventures and the first to be privately sponsored by a fashion business. Working with the University of Derby and Chesterfield College, David Nieper support fashion and textiles students. They have also led the Government’s National Trailblazer for apprenticeship standards in fashion.
With a good education, skills and training you can go far. The next generation holds the key to Britain’s future and it’s our mission to give something back to its community by sponsoring education at every level. Which is why it’s with great pride we received the Make UK Manufacturing Developing Future Talent Award.