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Egger continue to support Calvert Trust Kielder



Hexham based company EGGER have chosen to continue to support Calvert Trust Kielder as their charity of the year for a further two years.

The Egger Charity Committee first nominated Kielder back in 2010 and over the past two years have donated over £10,000.

EGGER is one of the leading manufacturers of wood based panels in Europe with 17 sites across Europe, 6,500 employees globally and a turnover of approx EUR 1.8 billion.

EGGER has two manufacturing sites in the UK, one in Hexham, Northumberland and the second in Barony, East Ayrshire, with 628 employees across both sites and subsidiaries.

The Hexham site has undergone significant investment, since 2007, in excess of EUR 154 million to make it one of the most technologically advanced facilities in Europe.

The company’s core product is chipboard.  However, this is further upgraded into decorative boards to supply to the furniture manufacturing and shopfitting industries and ‘tongue and groove’ panels which are used as flooring in new build properties and renovations.

As a family business, EGGER has a strong track record of charitable giving and active involvement in the communities it operates. EGGER UK runs an employee-led charity committee to ensure monies raised by employees and the significant annual donation gifted by the Egger family and company HQ in Austria benefit the local organisations that need it most.

Bob Livesay and Team at our Annual Golf Day

After asking employees to nominate the North East and Tynedale charities they would like to see supported, EGGER are delighted to announce their continued support for Calvert Trust Kielder and newly selected Tynedale Hospice at Home.

Bob Livesey, Managing Director, EGGER UK said:

"The EGGER UK Charity Committee and company are pleased to confirm our support for these two charities.

Over the last two years we have worked closely with Calvert Trust Kielder and have seen at first hand the superb work that they do.  They have challenging plans for the future to extend their activities in Kielder even further. 

Our new local charity of choice Tynedale Hospice at Home carries out, with very little resource, fantastic support for families and individuals within our region and we are looking forward to supporting them in this.”

Hazel Munro, Corporate & Events Fundraiser, Calvert Trust Kielder said:

"We are absoulutely delighted to have been chosen again to receive support from EGGER.  We have really enjoyed working with them over the last two years and we are looking forward to developing our relationship further with EGGER employees."


If you would like to find out more about how your company can support Calvert Trust Kielder please visit the 'Support Us' pages or you can contact a member of our fundraising team on 01434 250232.







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