Female friendly firm in Uckfield named as employer of the year

Kat Cooper
Kat Cooper

Uckfield-based manufacturer Mitchell and Cooper has been recognised as the area’s top company to work for after receiving the ‘Employer of the Year’ accolade at the East Sussex Women in Business Awards.

The event took place last Friday at the Cavendish Hotel, Eastbourne and celebrates achievements of inspirational East Sussex businesswomen in a number of categories, with the ‘Employer of the Year’ prize regarded as one of the most prestigious. It was awarded to Mitchell and Cooper after they impressed judges with their ability to demonstrate a female friendly approach to employment by ensuring their policies help both men and women fulfil their potential.

Project director Kat Cooper is delighted with the honour:“As a large proportion of our workforce consists of manufacturing staff, 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. To be recognised for this is a real honour.”

As makers of kitchen and bar equipment, Mitchell & Cooper design, produce and supply innovative products including the popular Bonzer® Can Openers and Bonzer® Portioners, both manufactured in East Sussex.