PADIHAM based housewares manufacturer What More has been recognised for its environmentally sound business practices by making the shortlist for the 2020 Energy and Sustainability Award.

The awards are hosted by Make UK and aim to celebrate British manufacturers and engineering companies that make a real contribution to protecting the environment.

The companies who win the awards are those that have done the most to improve their overall environmental performance and enhance sustainability.

Sales director Andy Riley said: “It’s an honour to be up for this award and the What More UK team really deserve the recognition.

“We’re doing everything we can to promote sustainability in the sector.

“We’ve even been buying waste plastic from other companies to re-purpose it into our own products.”

What More UK has been recognised for several achievements.

Their initiatives include making storage boxes out of recycled single use plastics, known as the Wham Upcycled range.

The company says that these storage boxes capture the idea of a circular economy where products may come to the end of their useful life, but the materials can be recycled over and over again.

What More also has an apprenticeship scheme and a programme of school engagement where children can learn about the opportunities that exist in the manufacturing sector.

The winners of the 2020 Make UK Awards in the North West will be announced during an online ceremony on October 15.