Brett Martin welcomed local MP Lee Rowley to its Staveley manufacturing site, along with members from the British Plastics Federation (Pipes Group). They had the opportunity to learn about the challenges, opportunities and how the company is embracing sustainability initiatives in response to the current energy crisis.
Lee Rowley, MP for North East Derbyshire and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy was joined by Matt Davies and Caroline Ayres from the British Plastics Federation (Pipes Group) for a tour of the factory on May 27.
Following a presentation on Brett Martin and the BPF, Rowley was invited to take a tour of the manufacturing facilities to see first-hand, drainage pipes being extruded and socketed, and then tested to ensure compliance with the relevant quality standards.
Caroline Ayres, British Plastics Federation Plastic Pipes Group Director, said: “We are very grateful to the minister for visiting a major employer in their constituency, who is also a member of the BPF Pipes Group, and for being so engaged during the tour and subsequent discussions. We look forward to continuing these productive conversations as we work together with our members and the government to overcome some of the key challenges businesses are facing.”
Mark Spacie, managing director at Staveley, added: “It was a pleasure to welcome Lee and the BPF members. It’s important for us to raise issues such as rising costs across power, fuel and raw material along with labour shortages to our local MP, whilst also presenting what we as a plastics manufacturing company are doing to mitigate this and reduce our environmental impact through a number of sustainability initiatives.”