Northamptonshire’s Scott Bader, the chemicals company, have seen a rise in revenues and pre-tax profits, but are not ready to celebrate just yet it seems due to a “shadow” hanging over 2016 in terms of health and safety issues.
The group which employs some 650 people have boosted revenues to £177.5m up from £176.2m, translating into a pre-tax profit increase of almost £3m but ironically achieved this at a time when their health and safety reputation came into question.
The company, it seems, are determined to get the chemistry right as far as health and safety is concerned and have completely revamped their health and safety programme.
Chairman Karl Funke says: “the company will look back on 2016 as a year with lots of light and, unfortunately, also a bit of shadow.”
He explained “Whereas we enjoyed record profits and once more increased our cash position, we had one of the worst years in terms of our Health and Safety Environment (HSE) records,”
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