Unsung heroes are honoured

Staff at Aircelle
Staff at Aircelle

Burnley’s largest private business employer Aircelle celebrated the sixth annual Dignity at Work Day with an event that included recognition for the company’s “unsung heroes”.

Dignity at Work Day has become a significant fixture in Aircelle’s calendar as the high-flying company seeks to build on its reputation as a healthy and respectful workplace.

Aircelle’s focus this year was on pride and well-being and they recognised the efforts of its “unsung heroes” – employees who have gone above and beyond what is required to support Aircelle’s commitment to its community.

The first group recognised included Steve Dyer, who mentors young people; supply chain apprentice Holly Ireland, who won the Gold Crest Award from British Science Association; Michelle Baker, who ran the Paris Marathon for Macmillan and Terry O‘ Leary and Chris Halpin, who completed the Great North Run for Pendleside Hospice.

There was also Andy Bennett who completed a cycle challenge for Derian House Children’s Hospice; Andrew Carruthers and Tanya Marshall who organised Food Bank charity donations; transplant survivor Alan Schofield who competes in transplant games and recently won five medals at the European Games while Jim Geoghegan is a football coach and Matt Stobbs completed a Tough Mudder for Help for Heroes.

Aircelle’s managing director Stephane Cuille said: “Over the years we’ve focused on a number of issues for Dignity at Work Day, such as respect in the workplace, health and safety, and instilling great pride in our business.

“During this time we’ve worked closely with Unite the Union and our employee representatives to ensure that the principles of “Dignity at Work” are a basic right for every employee within Aircelle in the UK”.

Aircelle, who have one of their seven sites across the world based on Bancroft Road in Burnley, also organised a series of stalls on site for local businesses as well as for Pendleside Hospice, Burnley Football Club and Help for Heroes.