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Wheatley Plastics prepares for further team growth with investment in structured HR support

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An injection moulding company based in Stockport is preparing to expand its team following a move to larger office premises and an investment in structured HR support.

Wheatley Plastics has partnered with HR and employment law firm, Howarths People and Safety Management, as it prepares to expand its workforce in line with the growth of its plastic injection moulding services following a move to new, 20,000 square foot premises in October 2017.

The firm invested more than £300,000 in the new facility to create a world class manufacturing environment and accommodate growing demand from customers.

Linda Parker, office manager at Wheatley Plastics, said: “As a direct result if strong business growth, we have doubled our workforce since 2012, and we expect the business to continue to grow steadily over the next couple of years.

“To facilitate this expansion, we have invested in a strategic partnership with Howarths to support us with areas such as contracts of employment, staff handbooks and disciplinaries as our workforce continues to grow.”

Gavin Howarth, managing director at Howarths People and Safety Management, added: “Having procedures in place to support with HR and employment law issues is vital for any business, in particular when staff numbers are growing quickly and new challenges arise relating to their employment.

“We are looking forward to working with the team at Wheatley Plastics to help them streamline their HR support and fulfil their ambitious growth targets over the next year and beyond.”

Established for over 50 years, Wheatley Plastics supplies plastic injection moulding services to industries including electronics, medicine, packaging, construction, retail and plumbing.