Investment in Young People (IiYP) is the business mark for corporate social responsibility. IiYP is a national award that recognises the important work that businesses carry out in assisting young people aged 5 to 25 to gain employability skills and to assist them with the transition from education into the world of work. The Sussex Chamber of Commerce is the sole delivery agent in Sussex for this prestigious award. Pentagon Plastics Group in Horsham impressed the Chamber with their recent application which highlighted their dedication and support to young people.
GTMA Members, Pentagon Plastics Group provides extensive technical plastic injection moulding and toolmaking services. As a bespoke UK Manufacturer, the group works with a wide range of industry sectors, providing expert knowledge and skill. Services provided by the business include Design Assistance, Development, Toolmaking, Plastic Injection Moulding and Post Moulding Operations. Pentagon are one of the few UK moulders who provide both Tooling and Production from one site of manufacture. The company boasts extensive engineering talent and are well placed to provide a full turnkey solution for any technical moulding project.
Paul Edwards, Managing Director of Pentagon Plastics stated “This award is true testament to the ethos of both the business and its employees for their dedication and support. Recognition of the activities the business engages in to support the workforce, the industry and the wider community will boost our efforts to new heights and hopefully will inspire other organisations to follow. Through continuous dedication to supporting young people and those in education Pentagon is proud to have achieved the national award for Investment in Young People. Refining the support that the business provides over many years the group are firmly committed to developing employability skills and encouraging industry required skill-sets.”
Ana Christie, CEO, Sussex Chamber said “This company has made a commitment to supporting young people which is seen in their business plan. They work closely with universities particularly with design engineering students so that students can interact with them on projects. They support local schools, including key stage 1 students and have ready-made experiments and educational books for young people. They support apprenticeships within the organisation as well as work experience students and develop a work schedule for them to complete. They have also supported the Big Bang South East event at Ardingly. Pentagon Plastics have shown how you can give something back to the community and help develop the skills of young people. Very deserving company.”