Uckfield-based light equipment manufacturer Mitchell and Cooper has been named the area’s top company to work for in a local business competition.
The firm won the ‘Employer of the Year’ accolade at the East Sussex Women in Business Awards, which took place last week in Eastbourne.
The event celebrates the achievements of inspirational East Sussex businesswomen in a number of categories, with Mitchell and Cooper gaining the employer award after impressing the judges with its ability to demonstrate a female-friendly approach to employment through staff development policies.
Kat Cooper, project director at Mitchell and Cooper, said the company was delighted with the honour.
“As a large proportion of our workforce consists of manufacturing staff, the jobs can be fairly physically challenging at times, which can naturally attract more males than females, but we work hard to make Mitchell and Cooper a company that encourages women in the industry through offering comprehensive training and opportunities in every aspect of our operation.”
Mitchell & Cooper designs, produces and supplies an array of catering products, including its popular Bonzer can openers and portioners, both of which are manufactured in East Sussex.