Guy Opperman MP News: Borderlands meeting with Egger
Hexham MP Guy Opperman has met with representatives at Egger to discuss Hexham’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Hexham-based plant recently held a meeting on what the England Trees Action Plan and Borderlands Growth Deal mean for the wood using industry.
Egger is one the most advanced wood-based panel production facilities in the country, and the largest private sector employer in Tynedale. Egger has continued its support for Hexham throughout the pandemic, with 640 people employed at the factory. In 2017, the Hexham-based business represented the North East at the National British Chambers of Commerce in London.
The visit was an opportunity to discuss Egger’s role in the Borderlands going forward, and its continued support for creating high-skilled, high paid jobs for local people in Tynedale.
After the meeting, Guy Opperman MP said:
‘Egger is already playing a huge role in our recovery from the pandemic.
With jobs and investment, the company continue to contribute to our local economy, it was great to catch up with the team and understand their needs going forward as we emerge from the pandemic.”
Mike Yerbury, Director of Egger Forestry said:
‘We were delighted to again welcome Guy to our Hexham plant and it gave us an opportunity to discuss fully the importance to Egger of increasing forest cover in Northumberland.’