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News> EGGER Hexham celebrates 35 years in the community

EGGER Hexham celebrates 35 years in the community

L-R Alison Bird, Bob Livesey, Steven Nixon and John Paterson
EGGER has been at the forefront of the wood-based industry for the last five decades, and a unique ethos of partnership and support means the company has a very special place at the heart of its communities.

Hexham is no different, and for the last 35 years, EGGER (UK) Ltd has provided fantastic career opportunities and worked closely with the local community to ensure it contributes to the success of the region.

Commercial Director Bob Livesey said ““EGGER is a business that people want to be a part of, and we know a huge element of our success is how we highly value the community. In 1984 EGGER took over the plant from Weyroc. It was the first plant EGGER purchased outside of Austria due to its excellent transport links, proximity to Kielder Forest and the high demand for chipboard in the UK.”

This innovative driving force behind the company has made it an influential employer in the region, with a recent company-wide check showing 80 per cent of the workforce living within ten miles of the factory, a figure EGGER are rightly proud of.

A perfect example of that is Accounts Coordinator Alison Bird who joined the firm in 1975.

Alison said “A good career path unfolded in front of me and I was given the opportunity to do an Association of Accounting Technician two-year qualification. Since then I have been encouraged to complete other qualifications and I have attended numerous training courses.”

Alison continued to say “I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend EGGER as a place to work. It is the largest manufacturing employer in Northumberland and yet it is still a personable place, full of characters and completely focused on its customers.”

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