Whiteley Corporation cleans up at Hunter Business Awards

Whiteley Corporation wins two awards at Hunter Business Chambers Gala Event.

Whiteley Corporation has won two awards at the Hunter Business Chambers Gala Event.

Whiteley Corporation took out the Excellence in Business and Excellence in Import of Export categories.

Whiteley chairman Dr Greg. Whiteley accepted both awards on behalf of Whiteley Corporation and congratulated the entire Whiteley team and thanked the sponsors.

“This is truly a companywide award for all of the team at Whiteley. 2020 has been a very challenging year, and our team has risen to the enormous and unexpected challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Well done for a truly outstanding result.”

The Excellence in Business Award was sponsored by NSW Minerals Council and Excellence in Export Award was sponsored by Port of Newcastle.

The COVID-19 pandemic saw Whiteley adapt its business operations rapidly in order to maintain supply for the Australian and regional healthcare market.

Whiteley more than doubled its production capacity by expanding our workforce, adding a second shift and worked additional days to meet demand.

Manufacturing capacity was improved by the recruitment of specialists and procurement roles, wider training for current staff and purchasing additional capital equipment for production, packaging and dispatch.

Whiteley optimised its supply chain and brought forward the capital equipment investment program to including the purchase of new filling machines with enhanced capacity.

Investments were also made in staff training, and capital equipment for its research projects.

Darran Leyden, managing director of Whiteley, said the company’s business has grown dramatically over the pandemic with a large increase in demand from existing customers, and many new countries coming online.

“It is humbling to be recognised amongst so many great Hunter organisations and we empathise with those companies that have been negatively impacted by the pandemic,” said Leyden.

The 2020 Hunter Business Awards were held at Newcastle Civic Theatre, with 17 awards presented on the night.

Last month Whiteley was awarded the Hunter Manufacturer of the Year Award (greater than 50 employees) at theHunter Manufacturing Awards (HMA).

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