Liverpool manufacturer strengthens leadership team and gains Gold Standard Award accreditation
Liverpool City Region based family-run business Algeos has strengthened its leadership team planning for the future, with new managing director Max Sheridan heading up the business, alongside product director Marc Cameron, operations manager Neil Smith and financial controller Jennifer Jackson.
Algeos manufacture a wide variert of producs , including consumables and appliances, PPE and hygiene products, foot orthotics and other manufacturing materials.
Upholding its 62-strong team and promoting 10 current employees in Q1, Max Sheridan who has over a decade’s worth of experience at the company, has moved into the hot seat. With Algeos aiming to break into untapped markets in a post-pandemic world, to generate further profitable growth.
Promoting from within and celebrating loyalty and talent, Marc Cameron joined the Algeos team as a marketing executive in 2000, and has since gone on to work on the management of the companies purchasing department and existing product portfolio management, with his role set to evolve further throughout the months and years to come.
Furthermore, Jennifer Jackson has five years of experience already under her belt at Algeos and almost 15 years experience in finance, with her strong leadership style and commitment to implementing streamline processes making her a valuable asset to the company.
Neil Smith brings over 30 year’s worth of operations experience to Algeos, with his expertise and first-class knowledge coming within category management, general merchandise, logistics, utilities, and e-commerce.
Max Sheridan, managing director, Algeos, said:
“Our leadership team has bought into our long-term vision and after working collaboratively throughout the pandemic, we are now looking to go from strength to strength as a family-run business.
“Personally, Algeos has been in my family since 1990 and to now be managing director, is an incredibly proud moment for me – with Marc, Neil and Jennifer, alongside the rest of our team, working towards a bright future.”
Continuing to care for its employees both in the office and at home, ensuring high levels of communication have been maintained throughout, Algeos has been accredited with the prestigious Investor In People We Invest In People Gold Standard award, placing them in illustrious company, with just 17% of IIP organisations reaching this grading.
Creating a culture of learning and development, Algeos has also ensured that its employees are able to work in an innovative and creative way, which embraces different roles and styles, at the same time as encouraging colleagues to broaden and deepen their abilities. Algeos has also launched Mental Health First Aiders and a new Employee Assistance Programme to support colleagues following the pandemic.
The Investors in People standard award is the benchmark of good people management practice, with businesses needing to show clear signs of leading, supporting and developing their workforce, in order to reach the gold standard.
Max Sheridan, added:
“Working tirelessly to create an environment that our colleagues can thrive in, both in the office and at home during Covid, we have placed a greater impetus on communication, support and training since 2020, with both of these skills favoured highly when IIP accredit companies.
“IIP Gold accreditation is a fantastic acknowledgment towards our colleagues that have worked so hard to maintain our relationship as market leaders throughout the last 18 months, and we will now be doing all we can to further provide clear and transparent communications, in order to maintain and then build on our Gold award.
“Working with IIP since 2004 and IIP Silver accredited since 2019, Algeos will be looking to continuously improve and explore how we can work towards Platinum accreditation by our next IIP assessment in 2025”.