Omega Plastics Group manufactures a bright future

Julian Jamieson, Dave Crone, Gary Powner and Alan Franklin at Omega Plastics.

Omega Plastics Group manufactures a bright future

Omega Plastics Group (OPG) is looking to a bright 2018 following a year of awards success and sales growth.

The company, which operates factories in Washington, Hartlepool and Blyth, has enjoyed a spectacular 2017 and has seen order books overflowing with major new business wins working on behalf of blue chip organisations across the automotive, medical and FMCG sectors.

Its success on a regional scale secured a nomination in the High Growth Business of the Year category at the highly sought-after Chamber Business Awards.

Managing director, Dave Crone, said: “2017 has been an outstanding year for the Omega Plastics Group and winning the Company of the Year title was a huge deal for us. The opportunities it has afforded us since have really helped us to take our business to the next level.

“I fully anticipate that the exposure the business has received as a result of being shortlisted at the Chamber Business Awards will be of real benefit going into the new year.

“OPG now has a national profile which will certainly help us to attract new business from larger organisations and companies operating across other regions of the UK.”

In addition to its success in the world of business, 2017 has also seen the Omega Plastics Group achieve great things in the corporate social responsibility arena.

In a bid to keep young up-and-coming talent in the North East after leaving school, the company launched its own education programme in partnership with a Teesside secondary school in October.

In recognition of the company’s hard work developing the programme, OPG was awarded the top prize in the Corporate Social Responsibility category at a regional business awards ceremony.

Megan Carr, marketing and CSR manager said: “The students of today are our potential workforce of tomorrow, and we hope that through our education programme and various other school outreach projects that we are able to promote the manufacturing sector as a viable source of employment post-education to help ensure that our best young talent remains here in the region.”

Looking ahead to 2018, the company aims to continue on its current growth trajectory to expand the business further into its target markets.

Dave Crone added: “Building on the success of 2017, the future looks bright. We had an incredible year and we will certainly look to build on this during 2018.”