Lavery opens 'World's Most Sustainable Paint Factory'

Today, I was incredibly proud to address staff and visitors at Akzo Nobel's new site in Ashington after seeing all the hard work done over the past few years to establish what is now 'THE MOST SUSTAINABLE PAINT PLANT IN THE WORLD' right here in Wansbeck.

Over £100m of investment has been put in to Akzo Nobel - Ashington by the company and the jobs created for local people here in #Northumberland will hugely benefit our community and help to make this the Home of Dulux Paint in the UK.

Thank you to all who have made this possible and to everyone who attended to support the opening of the factory today. I have kept a close eye on this project after realising its potential back in 2012, It was an honour to see that brought to life today.