Janet Waine, managing director at Aqua Safety Showers International, was shortlisted for the ‘Woman of the Year’ award at the Safety & Health Excellence Awards 2022
The award recognises outstanding women working within the health and safety sector who have made a significant contribution to their organisation. Janet, whose company manufactures emergency safety equipment, was nominated for her excellent leadership throughout the pandemic.
“We worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic,” explained Janet. “There was so much uncertainty, but we pulled together and focused on what was in our control. I’m so proud of my team and what we have been able to achieve.”
Despite the devastating impact of Covid-19 on small businesses, Aqua Safety Showers tripled its manufacturing capacity and hired six new staff members in 2020. The company went on to win lucrative contracts with UK water authorities Scottish Water and South West Water; as well as strengthening its reputation overseas by gaining approval from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Saudi Aramco and Kuwait Oil. Janet’s team even developed a walk-through disinfecting shower to help slow the spread of the virus.