Kirkcaldy firm wins trip to Westminster

Lesley Laird MP is delighted to announce that MKM Building Supplies Kirkcaldy has been nominated “Responsible Business Champion” in the constituency.

The scheme, run by the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG), asks MPs to nominate an exemplary local firm and invite its representative to a Westminster reception.

Three businesses – Cupcake Coffee Box, Robert Purvis Plant Hire and MKM – were the public’s most popular choices and subsequent poll on Lesley’s Facebook page saw MKM come out on top.

Lesley said: “Public feedback clearly showed how much MKM is valued by people here in Kirkcaldy, not just for the way the firm treats its customers – which is excellent – but also how much the firm does in the heart of the community.

“MKM’s rescue of last year’s Poppy Appeal was a shining testament to the team’s dedication to public causes.

“With just days to spare, staff rose to the formidable challenge of delivering 40,000 poppies around the area, and raised £14,000 for veterans in need.  That’s over and above the company’s sponsorship of a large number of local groups, charities and projects.

“The business is a very worthy winner and I wish them the best of luck in competing for the national title.”

MKM will now join firms across the UK nominated for supporting their local community, investing in healthy workplaces, offering apprenticeships and training, working to reduce their environmental impact and supporting responsible business practice.

Ian Watson, MKM Director, said: “We are honoured to be chosen by the public and nominated by Lesley as constituency business champions for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath.

“We are very proud of our team and our achievements thus far and look forward to continuing to contribute to our local community.”