Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Well done Essity - recognised for outstanding training and skills development!

I was delighted to welcome the team from Essity Mill in Prudhoe to Parliament recently to celebrate their success in being recognised in the Princess Royal Training Awards.

The team from the Mill, including Essity's site manager and UK manufacturing director Tony Richards, apprentice leader Ian Callender and Luke Atkinson, one of the top apprentices, were in London to receive their award from Princess Anne at St James' Palace. Later in the day they visited Parliament to meet with me, celebrate their success, and discuss how they can continue to make a real difference in Prudhoe.

Essity Mill is Prudhoe's largest employer and the second biggest manufacturer in all of Northumberland. The firm supports dozens of local charities and schools through donations, and is a great supporter of grassroots sports. Essity also stepped in to save the public toilets in Prudhoe Town Centre from closure with a generous donation for refurbishment, and provide free toilet roll on an ongoing basis!