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Notts manufacturer offers £5,000 worth of PPE as prize for local care home heroes

Notts manufacturer offers £5,000 worth of PPE as prize for local care home heroes

A PPE manufacturer in the East Midlands is offering £5,000 worth of PPE as a competition prize in recognition of the part played by the region’s care homes in dealing with Covid-19.

Interflex Ltd and its sister company Pinnacle PPE which are based at Langar in Nottinghamshire are running the competition throughout November.

To enter, care home staff and managers are required to nominate individuals from their staff who have been Covid care home heroes during the pandemic, going above and beyond for residents in their care. To keep it local, only homes in Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland will be eligible to enter.

There will be a total of nine winners who will receive an individual prize of £50 Buy a Gift vouchers to spend on arrange of experiences from afternoon tea, to super car driving experiences. There will also be an overall winner who will receive £100 worth of vouchers.

The company has also donated over £5,000 worth of PPE including 10,000 type 2 face masks, 1,000 face visors and 5,000 aprons which will be awarded to the ten care homes where the Covid care home heroes work. That means each home will receive a prize worth £500 including 1,000 disposable face masks, 100 visors and 500 disposable aprons.

Jim Griffin, MD at Interflex explains why the company has decided to run the competition.

“Like many members of the public, I have watched in admiration and gratitude as care home staff across the country have carried on in very difficult and demanding conditions during the pandemic. Just like the NHS, these people have been risking their own health to care for others, yet many in the sector feel that their hard work hasn’t always been acknowledged by the authorities. We would like to help remedy that and to say thank you.”

The three-ply surgical style face masks, types 2 and 2R manufactured on site all conform to European standards and offer 98% bacterial filtration with a 40-hour wear time. The face visors are made from PET plastic with an adjustable headband and foam pad.

The closing date for entries is Monday 30th November, with the PPE distributed before Christmas. Entries are submitted via the company’s website at

Interflex is an automotive parts manufacturer but has diversified during the pandemic, setting up Pinnacle PPE to manufacture face masks and other items of PPE at its factory. The company has recently invested in new equipment which enables them to produce half a million face masks every week as well as a new packaging machine and upgraded production area to ensure a clean and safe manufacturing environment.

Better known in the automotive industry for making a range of NVH and sealing solutions for vehicles from door seals to under carpet to reduce the impact of air, water, dust and noise, Interflex also coat and cut materials such as the fabric used for arm rests.

Interflex was founded in 2003 and is based in Langar in Nottinghamshire. The company currently employs 45 staff, all of whom are back from furlough.

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