Stephen has nominated East Ham’s Tate and Lyle Sugars for the Parliamentary Constituency Responsible Business Champion award.
MPs were asked to nominate a business in their constituency which engaged and supported its local community.
Tate and Lyle Sugars factory in Silvertown has been in operation for over a hundred and forty years and has continued to have a positive impact on the local community.
The refinery provides 850 skilled manufacturing jobs in Newham and ensures that their employees are paid over the London living wage. They particularly champion women in employment and have been making an effort to reduce the gender pay gap. In addition, Lyle’s local fund gives £25,000 to community groups around Newham each year – such as the Women’s Trust. They also support a number of local charities and organisations, including Community Links and the Newham All Star Sports Academy.
After handing over the nomination, Stephen said: “I am delighted to be able to offer Tate and Lyle the recognition they deserve. Throughout the years they have consistently provided funds and support to their local community of Newham, and I can confidently say they deserve this award.”