MP picks award winner

Hexham MP Guy Opperman has chosen Essity Prudhoe Mill as his Hexham Constituency Responsible Business Champion 2018. This is as part of the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group’s Responsible Business Champion Awards scheme, with a national winner announced at a reception in Westminster next month. The scheme was set up to celebrate the achievements of businesses like Essity Prudhoe that play an important role in their communities.

The Essity paper mill is Prudhoe’s largest employer and the second biggest manufacturing business in Northumberland. The Prudhoe site has an award-winning apprenticeship scheme, supports dozen of local charities, schools and donations, and is a great supporter of local grassroots sports. Essity Prudhoe Mill has also been the main sponsor of the annual Prudhoe Miners’ Race since 2012 and in the last year saved the public toilets in Prudhoe town centre from closure with an incredibly generous donation for refurbishment work, as well of providing free toilet rolls on an ongoing basis.

Mr Opperman said:

“Essity Prudhoe Mill makes an outstanding contribution to the local community, and I am delighted to have been able to highlight the brilliant work they do on a daily basis.”