Marcus achieves Chartered Chemist qualification

VIP Polymers resident chemist, Marcus Harrison, was awarded Charted Chemist status from the Royal Society of Chemistry last month. This accolade was not without its work and patience, the 3-year journey saw Marcus climb up the membership ranks in the Royal Society of Chemistry before undergoing a specialised program to achieve his chartered status.

The now, CChem had to prove his personal development at with a portfolio of evidence which had to meet certain criteria, including proof of experience and essays. He was then analysed by a panel of experts which saw him interviewed and critiqued on his understanding of his field.

This newly obtained status not only means that Marcus has a new title to his name, but it also gives VIP Polymers’ customers confidence in the compound they are producing and the research and development that goes into every product VIP Polymers manufactures. The fact VIP has their own laboratory team, which Marcus manages, sets them apart from the competition and gives them a unique selling point as they have the expertise and capacity to tailor compounds to customer needs and project specifications.

Having worked for VIP Polymers for 5 years, Marcus has gone from strength to strength within this career and he has no plans to slow down. He is now working towards being a Charted Environmentalist, another lengthy process which will test his experience and knowledge.  This will also expand VIP’s ability to be more sustainable from an environmental point of view. For now, he will focus on his work and getting the best results out the products whilst maintaining his chartered status and working towards new ones.

VIP Polymers congratulates Marcus on his achievement and hopes to continue supporting his, and every employee, with their professional development in order to broaden their knowledge and give the company a competitive industry edge.

To learn more about the process to achieve Chartered Chemist status from the Royal Society of Chemistry click here.

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Machine Operator

Salary: £9.50 per hour (rising to £10.00 after 3 months) for rotating days.
£10.50 per hour (rising to £11.00 after 3 months) for Night Shift.
Further increases available thereafter depending on performance.

Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday (48 hours per week, Monday to Thursday in certain cells).
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: Open

Established in 1923, VIP-Polymers Ltd have been at the forefront of polymer engineering and are now recognised as one of the leading global providers of sealing solutions for a number of
applications:
• Pipelines for the transportation of drinking and dirty water
• Tunnels, ensuring they remain watertight
• Rail, having developed a number of sealing, noise suppression and anti-vibration
components

Description

We are currently seeking Machine Operators to be part of the manufacturing team at our Huntingdon site.
The Machine Operator will:-

  • Operate the designated press to the agreed standards and production rates;
  • Comply with health and safety requirements, including wearing of PPE;
  • Inspect product to ensure compliance with the Company’s quality standards;
  • Trim product to required finished standard;
  • Pack product to required standard;
  • Correctly record numbers of product made;
  • Maintain good housekeeping.

Profile

The successful candidates will ideally have worked within a manufacturing/factory environment, possess excellent communication skills both written and oral and good numerical ability. A flexible approach and the ability to work under own initiative are essential.

Company Benefits

VIP are passionate about our people and strive to develop our staff so that they reach their full potential.
We offer a competitive benefits package including:

  •  20 days annual leave + bank holidays (1 extra day per year up to maximum of 25 days)
  • Contributory pension plan and free life assurance
  • Free eye examinations
  • Free onsite parking and company T Shirts

Please send a copy of your CV to:
Personnel & Development Manager
VIP-Polymers Ltd
15 Windover Road
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE29 7EB
michele.chopping@vip-polymers.com

VIP Polymers welcomes a new Marketing Manager

VIP Polymers have welcomed a new Marketing Manager this month. Sian Reece joins the company with over 7 years of experience and a get up and go attitude. She has been in industrial companies since the start of her career and is welcomed by the whole VIP family. Sian will be responsible for exhibitions, social media, website updates and campaigns as well as many other matters. Outside of work, Sian enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children as well as shopping and summer! To learn more about Sian, visit her LinkedIn profile here.

This new appointment will see VIP’s brand enhanced and work around creating awareness of VIP to new customers as well as reminding existing customers of our capabilities and products. As well as many other companies, VIP Polymers have had a challenging year. However, with the addition of a new marketing manager and various other positive changes the company are making, we are confident that we will pull through these challenges and see growth.

Please join us in welcoming Sian to the team and she looks forward to meeting you all.

Jon Crean, Commercial Director at VIP Polymers says,

We welcome Sian to the VIP team and look forward to the major contribution Sian will make to the continual development of our brands, but also she will play a vital role in supporting our sales team to meet our growth strategy and to increase our market share within the merchant sector.

To contact our marketing department, please email marketing@vip-polymers.com

Have you met the rest of our team? If not, click here to see who else is in the VIP family!

VIP Still Open for Business

Following the Government announcement that we will be going into a third national lockdown from Wednesday 6th January, VIP want to reassure our customers that we will remain open for business in line with the guidance for Construction & Manufacturing industries.

Our production teams will continue to adhere to all the social distancing and hygiene protocols and support staff will work remotely where possible to ensure service continues as normal.

Please stay safe and healthy

Jon Crean


Commercial Director
VIP-Polymers Ltd

VIP Christmas Shutdown

VIP Polymers will be closed over the Christmas period.

We close on Wednesday 23rd December at 4:30pm and we re-open on Monday 4th January at 8.00am.

We would like to thank everyone for their custom and support during what has been a difficult year for everyone and wish you all a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

VIP to Remain Open for Business

Following the Government announcement that we will be going into a second national lockdown from Thursday 5th November, VIP want to reassure our customers that we will remain open for business in line with the guidance for Construction & Manufacturing industries,.

Our production teams will continue to adhere to all the social distancing and hygiene protocols and certain support staff will work remotely to ensure service continues as normal.

Please stay safe and healthy

Jon Crean


Commercial Director
VIP-Polymers Ltd

VIP to Have a Phased Approach to Factory Opening

VIP have been working hard over the past few weeks to enable us to restart production whilst ensuring the health and wellbeing of our colleagues.

As from 4th May, there will be a phased approach to increase production to meet our customers’ requirements but continuing to operate within the Government guidelines.

We will continue to monitor the situation and increase staff and production accordingly.

As a reminder, you can find all relevant support numbers here and email addresses to various members of the VIP team here.

VIP-Polymers wish to thank all our customers and suppliers for their support and understanding during these unprecedented times.

Please stay safe and healthy

Jon Crean


Commercial Director
VIP-Polymers Ltd

VIP-Polymers extend closure until 4th May – COVID-19 Corona Virus

Further to recent updates, the COVID-19 situation changes by the hour and our primary consideration is the health & safety of our staff, their families and the local community.

With the increasing sad loss of life, everyone at VIP are naturally worried about the speed of the pandemic.

Therefore, we took the difficult decision to temporary shutdown the business.

As the situation is unchanged we have taken the decision to extend our shutdown and plan to reopen on Monday 4th May.

However, as a result of emergency requests from critical utility sectors, we now have a skeleton staff who will be handling any enquiries.

As a reminder, you can find all relevant support numbers here and email addresses to various members of the VIP team here.

VIP-Polymers wish to thank all our customers and suppliers for their support and understanding during these unprecedented times.

Please stay safe and healthy

Jon Crean

Commercial Director
VIP-Polymers Ltd

VIP-Polymers to close until 20th April – COVID-19 Corona Virus

Further to recent updates, the COVID-19 situation changes by the hour and our primary consideration is the health & safety of our staff, their families and the local community.

Overnight, with the increasing sad loss of life, everyone at VIP are naturally worried about the speed of the pandemic.

Therefore, as a matter of urgency, we have taken the difficult decision to plan a shutdown and the business will temporary close from this evening (27th March) and re-open Monday 20th April.

As a reminder, you can find all relevant support numbers here and email addresses to various members of the VIP team here.

VIP-Polymers wish to thank all our customers and suppliers for their support and understanding during these unprecedented times.

Please stay safe and healthy

Jon Crean

Commercial Director
VIP-Polymers Ltd

VIP COVID-19 Corona Virus Statement 25.03.20

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

Many thanks to our customers and raw material suppliers for your continued support and understanding.

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

Many thanks to our customers and raw material suppliers for your continued support and understanding.

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

We are in unprecedented times in our 97 year history. All the staff at VIP are rising to the challenges we face and the Company is grateful for all their efforts and commitment to providing the goods and services you need.

Many thanks to our customers and raw material suppliers for your continued support and understanding.

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

We are in unprecedented times in our 97 year history. All the staff at VIP are rising to the challenges we face and the Company is grateful for all their efforts and commitment to providing the goods and services you need.

Many thanks to our customers and raw material suppliers for your continued support and understanding.

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

Until Government say otherwise, we will continue to remain open for business mindful of all the social distancing and hygiene regimes across our whole business and taking actions to reduce the risk to the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, customers and suppliers.

We are in unprecedented times in our 97 year history. All the staff at VIP are rising to the challenges we face and the Company is grateful for all their efforts and commitment to providing the goods and services you need.

Many thanks to our customers and raw material suppliers for your continued support and understanding.

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

Until Government say otherwise, we will continue to remain open for business mindful of all the social distancing and hygiene regimes across our whole business and taking actions to reduce the risk to the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, customers and suppliers.

We are in unprecedented times in our 97 year history. All the staff at VIP are rising to the challenges we face and the Company is grateful for all their efforts and commitment to providing the goods and services you need.

Many thanks to our customers and raw material suppliers for your continued support and understanding.

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23rd March, VIP have taken further advice and have communicated with our customers and raw material suppliers. As a business we are supporting the critical utility sectors including major infrastructure and drinking water projects.

Until Government say otherwise, we will continue to remain open for business mindful of all the social distancing and hygiene regimes across our whole business and taking actions to reduce the risk to the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, customers and suppliers.

We are in unprecedented times in our 97 year history. All the staff at VIP are rising to the challenges we face and the Company is grateful for all their efforts and commitment to providing the goods and services you need.

Many thanks to our customers and raw material suppliers for your continued support and understanding.

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23rd March, VIP have taken further advice and have communicated with our customers and raw material suppliers. As a business we are supporting the critical utility sectors including major infrastructure and drinking water projects.

Until Government say otherwise, we will continue to remain open for business mindful of all the social distancing and hygiene regimes across our whole business and taking actions to reduce the risk to the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, customers and suppliers.

We are in unprecedented times in our 97 year history. All the staff at VIP are rising to the challenges we face and the Company is grateful for all their efforts and commitment to providing the goods and services you need.

Many thanks to our customers and raw material suppliers for your continued support and understanding.

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

Where possible all office staff are now working from home, our production continues and is operating in accordance with Government and Public Health England guidelines.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23rd March, VIP have taken further advice and have communicated with our customers and raw material suppliers. As a business we are supporting the critical utility sectors including major infrastructure and drinking water projects.

Until Government say otherwise, we will continue to remain open for business mindful of all the social distancing and hygiene regimes across our whole business and taking actions to reduce the risk to the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, customers and suppliers.

We are in unprecedented times in our 97 year history. All the staff at VIP are rising to the challenges we face and the Company is grateful for all their efforts and commitment to providing the goods and services you need.

Many thanks to our customers and raw material suppliers for your continued support and understanding.

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

Where possible all office staff are now working from home, our production continues and is operating in accordance with Government and Public Health England guidelines.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23rd March, VIP have taken further advice and have communicated with our customers and raw material suppliers. As a business we are supporting the critical utility sectors including major infrastructure and drinking water projects.

Until Government say otherwise, we will continue to remain open for business mindful of all the social distancing and hygiene regimes across our whole business and taking actions to reduce the risk to the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, customers and suppliers.

We are in unprecedented times in our 97 year history. All the staff at VIP are rising to the challenges we face and the Company is grateful for all their efforts and commitment to providing the goods and services you need.

Many thanks to our customers and raw material suppliers for your continued support and understanding.

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

VIP Polymer’s primary consideration is the health and safety of our staff, their families and the local community.

Where possible all office staff are now working from home, our production continues and is operating in accordance with Government and Public Health England guidelines.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23rd March, VIP have taken further advice and have communicated with our customers and raw material suppliers. As a business we are supporting the critical utility sectors including major infrastructure and drinking water projects.

Until Government say otherwise, we will continue to remain open for business mindful of all the social distancing and hygiene regimes across our whole business and taking actions to reduce the risk to the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, customers and suppliers.

We are in unprecedented times in our 97 year history. All the staff at VIP are rising to the challenges we face and the Company is grateful for all their efforts and commitment to providing the goods and services you need.

Many thanks to our customers and raw material suppliers for your continued support and understanding.

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd

VIP Polymer’s primary consideration is the health and safety of our staff, their families and the local community.

Where possible all office staff are now working from home, our production continues and is operating in accordance with Government and Public Health England guidelines.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23rd March, VIP have taken further advice and have communicated with our customers and raw material suppliers. As a business we are supporting the critical utility sectors including major infrastructure and drinking water projects.

Until Government say otherwise, we will continue to remain open for business mindful of all the social distancing and hygiene regimes across our whole business and taking actions to reduce the risk to the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, customers and suppliers.

We are in unprecedented times in our 97 year history. All the staff at VIP are rising to the challenges we face and the Company is grateful for all their efforts and commitment to providing the goods and services you need.

Many thanks to our customers and raw material suppliers for your continued support and understanding.

Jon Crean

Commercial Director

VIP-Polymers Ltd