HMG Paints Ltd. Recognized With UK Business Hero Award

Appears in Print as: 'HMG Wins Recognition for Aiding Frontline Workers'

The British Chamber of Commerce has awarded HMG Paints Ltd. with a UK Business Hero award for its role in developing hand sanitizer for essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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A photo of a hospice worker posing with two paint buckets filled with HMG hand sanitizer

A caregiver at Dr. Kershaws’ Hospice with paint buckets of hand sanitizer from HMG Paints. HMG Paints produced and delivered thousands of liters of hand sanitizers to frontline workers, caregivers and charity staff throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.Photo Credit: HMG Paints

The British Chambers of Commerce (London, U.K.) have awarded HMG Paints Ltd. (Manchester, U.K.) with a UK Business Hero Award. The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC – Manchester, U.K)) announced that it would honor HMG with the award to recognize HMG converting its alcohol stocks into hand sanitizer to support local and national services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

HMG provided thousands of liters of hand sanitizer based on World Health Organization (WHO) recommended formulations to key workers, care providers and charities throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Accepting the award on behalf of HMG Paints Ltd, managing director John Falder says “It is a tremendous honor to receive this award and a recognition of the work the HMG Paints staff have done throughout this turbulent year. Throughout HMG the adaptability and determination of staff has shone through, especially as we switched from making paint to hand sanitizer virtually overnight. The company of HMG Paints is the people of HMG – and that really is what we’re all about, not just the people who work at Riverside Works, but the wider HMG family and our community, and we’re proud to have been able to assist those in the essential services, frontline workers and charities who have been working tirelessly during the pandemic.”