A WIRRAL start-up company is celebrating after being recognised for supporting front-line workers during coronavirus pandemic.

The Wirral Chamber of Commerce has awarded a UK Business Hero Award 2020 to Vector Consumer Ltd, who are based in Birkenhead.

The award recognises the company’s outstanding contribution in supplying much needed PPE to front-line workers since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak, but also in continuing to grow and invest in a newly-formed, global company.

Matt Banks-Crompton, Managing Director of Vector Consumer Ltd, said: “We are very proud to receive the UK Business Hero Award and to play a part in helping essential workers in these difficult times, especially when a lot of NHS staff were lacking PPE at the beginning of the pandemic.

"They are the true heroes.”

Vector Consumer Ltd was established in November 2019 and specialises in supplying PPE as well as creating game-changing brands in the global consumer healthcare market.

Since March this year, the start-up has provided tens of millions of masks and gloves to front-line workers and has recently launched a brand of disposable face masks and anti-bacterial products, VC Protect, at a competitive price, making it accessible to everyone.

Mr Banks-Crompton added: "With the skyrocketing cases of Covid-19 hitting our country, it is even more pivotal now to not only support our front-line workers, but also help everyone to defend their everyday."

In a letter to the company, Wirral Chamber of Commerce CEO Paula Basnett said: "Due to the hard work you and your team have completed, not just locally but nationally in the ongoing pandemic, it was an honour for Wirral Chamber to nominate your business for the recognition that it deserves.

"I would like to take this time to congratulate you for this recent success and I hope you collect more accolades in the future for your hard work."

Vector Consumer says it has kept to its commitment set out last year, when it formed, to create jobs and opportunities in the local area by developing its own Consumer Healthcare brands.

For more information, visit: vectorconsumer.com