Powys Business of the Year, Wipak UK, has teamed up with a renowned sporting events company to bring a calendar of running and cycling challenges to the county, whilst also enhancing its own employee benefits package.

The Welshpool-based packaging supplier announced this week that it will be backing Adrenaline Sporting Events as a Headline Sponsor, helping to fund events like the Welshpool 10k, Newtown 10k, and Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon.

As part of the new deal, Wipak UK employees will have unlimited free spaces in all of Adrenaline Sporting Events’ challenges, as well as active encouragement from their employer to volunteer at events too.

Clare Hanson, HR Manager at Wipak UK, said: “We are delighted to partner with Adrenaline Sporting Events to not only support an array of exciting events in our local community, but help improve wellbeing amongst our workforce and make competitive running and cycling more accessible.

“We are also encouraging staff to make a positive impact by getting involved as volunteer marshals, with volunteer hours acknowledged through our internal reward and recognition programme.”

Employing just over 100 people at its site on Buttington Cross Enterprise Park, Wipak UK is an Investors in People silver-accredited workplace and was awarded the People Development Award at the 2022 Powys Business Awards. For open positions, please email wipakukjobs@wihuri.fi.

Pictured: Clare Hanson, HR Manager at Wipak UK, with Alan Lewis of Adrenaline Sporting Events.