PUBLISHED Thursday, April 13 2017
Last week Walker Filtration Ltd employees made their annual donation of Easter eggs to a local children’s ward: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, UK. As a business founded in the North East, Walker Filtration Ltd is committed to supporting the local community.
Rachel Redshaw, Group HR Manager commented ‘It is great to see the enthusiasm from our staff toward our charity events and fundraisers. The generosity from all of the staff involved in our Easter Egg donation has been incredible.’
The staff donated a total of 80 Easter eggs to children who were spending their Easter holiday in hospital.
Lianne Walker, MBE (MBA) said ‘I am proud of our employees for their commitment to helping the wider community. The donations we have received for our Easter Egg collection this year have been outstanding, it is fantastic to see our staff get involved with so many worthy causes.’
Other charitable events include participation in the ‘Pretty Muddy’ Race for Life charity event, which will take place this June, to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
PUBLISHED Monday, December 5 2016
Having been shortlisted in two categories at this years’ ‘Made in the North East’ Awards, Walker Filtration took home the Innovation Award after proving to Judges that innovation is at the heart of the company.
Walker Filtration, Washington based manufacturer of compressed air filtration and drying equipment, manufactures all their product at their UK office and places significant investment in R&D. Competing against some of the best manufacturing companies in the North East this is an incredible achievement for Walker Filtration as they continue to champion British Manufacturing and push compressed air filtration to new market levels.
Speaking of the award, Group Managing Director, Lianne Walker MBE (MBA) said, “This is a fantastic end to a successful year here at Walker Filtration. The Made in the North East Awards are a celebration of Manufacturing in the region and we are incredibly proud to have been part of this years’ awards.”
She continued, “Following our 2016 Queen’s Award win for Enterprise in Innovation, a second award in this category underpins the company’s commitment to investing in innovation and highlights the engineering and manufacturing talent we have within the business and the region.”
The award was achieved through the development of a unique range of air/oil separators for use in oil flooded rotary vane pumps. The company’s commitment to solid innovation and engineering allowed them to create a product that outperformed competitor products in the market place by a factor of 10.
As a winner of a regional award, Walker Filtration moves forward as a finalist in the National ‘Made in the UK’ event.
PUBLISHED Tuesday, November 1 2016
Walker Filtration are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted for not one, but two, 2016 ‘Made in the North East Awards’, receiving nominations in the categories of ‘Innovation’ and ‘SME Manufacturing Company of the Year’.
Group Managing Director, Lianne Walker MBE (MBA) commented: “Walker Filtration is extremely proud of its North East heritage, and we are passionate about investing manufacturing and engineering in the region. To be shortlisted for the Made in the North East awards, that recognise and celebrate the success of local manufacturing businesses, is an honour.”
The nomination comes less than a month after Walker Filtration were officially presented with a 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation.
The winners of each Made in the North East category will be announced on Thursday, 1st December, 2016, at an awards dinner which is to be held at the Radisson Blu in Durham.
PUBLISHED Friday, October 14 2016
On Tuesday 4th October Walker Filtration Limited were delighted to welcome Her Majesty’s Representative, the Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear Mrs. Susan Winfield OBE, to present the company with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation. The award was presented to Group Managing Director Lianne Walker MBE (MBA) in a ceremony which featured employees from the UK Head Office.
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is an outstanding achievement for British businesses, being awarded to only those who demonstrate the highest levels of excellence. This is Walker Filtration’s fifth Queen’s Award to date and first in Innovation, having previously received four for International Trade.
Walker Filtration’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation was achieved through the development of a unique range of air/oil separators for use in oil flooded rotary vane pumps, highlighting the company’s commitment to solid innovation and engineering which has enabled the creation of a product that outperforms competitor products in the market place by a factor of 10.
In her speech to Walker Filtration employees, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant, Mrs. Susan Winfield, OBE heralded the company for its commitment to the region of the North East: “This is a company established, developed, and based within Tyne and Wear, yet operating and supplying products worldwide, with an international reputation for innovation and excellence. My congratulations to everyone involved at Walker Filtration for this outstanding achievement in winning the Queen's Award for Enterprise for the fifth time.”
Upon accepting the award, Lianne Walker MBE (MBA), Group Managing Director of Walker Filtration, commented: “We are extremely proud to have been presented with a 2016 Queen’s Award, an event that is even more poignant due to Walker Filtration being one of only three companies in the North East to have achieved this honour. We are passionate about enterprise and engineering in the North East and we are committed to continuing the long standing history of manufacturing in the region.”
Lianne Walker, MBE (MBA) also thanked Walker Filtration staff for their role in helping achieve the award and reinforced the importance of continuous progression: “From Brian Walker starting out on his own in 1983, to operating on an international scale and employing over 250 staff worldwide in the present day, the growing demand of our products is testament to the dedication and passion of the Walker Filtration team – both here in the UK and in our Divisions overseas.” Lianne continued, “Our skilled and dedicated team have proven that, with time and resource, any goal can be achieved. Our vision for the future is ambitious and as a team we will continue to innovate, improving our product and services, allowing us to expand our market share and international reach even further.”