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  • Hotter Shoes shortlisted for Responsible Business Champions scheme

    Henry James

    THE staff at Hotter Shoes in Skelmersdale have been shortlisted for the national Responsible Business Champions scheme.

    West Lancs MP Rosie Cooper nominated the internationally-renowned firm for the award which is run by the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group and was first to congratulate them on their shortlisting.

    Hotter will now wait to hear if they’ve been successful in being crowned the national champions at an event in Parliament later this month.

    Highlights of the nomination include Hotter’s commitment to the local community through their outreach work in business, education and the charity and voluntary sector.

    Hotter supports the local business community through a number of initiatives including the Skelmersdale Place Board championing the Skelmersdale brand story.

    In education the company works closely with West Lancashire College and Edge Hill University providing a link governor at both institutions, and also works with four local high schools each year supporting careers activities.

    The shortlisting team also recognised Hotter’s support in the community, particularly their close links to Midstream and supporting the Skelmersdale Veterans Association.

    ‘Fantastic example’

    Hotter also impressed with their commitment to environmentally friendly ways of working and procurement and investment in people and workers through their apprenticeships, training and health and wellbeing initiatives.

    Rosie Cooper said: “Hotter Shoes is a fantastic example of an industry-leading company who are constantly striving to improve and develop - an attitude and approach to business that has taken the company from Skelmersdale to many countries across the world.

    “It is my absolute pleasure to nominate Hotter for this award in order to recognise the efforts they, and many other local companies make, in supporting their local community.

    “The work they do supporting local residents into work and through career development and interview training is to be admired, not to mention their link work with schools and colleges, Midstream and the Skelmersdale Veterans Association.

    “Skelmersdale is a place of business and companies like Hotter prove that as they continue to grow from strength to strength.

    “We now look forward to the awards ceremony in Parliament later this month.”

    Sara Prowse, Hotter’s chief executive, commented: “We are extremely proud to have been be nominated by Rosie Cooper to represent West Lancashire as a champion for business responsibility.

    “Across our company we have teams working hard to forge and maintain links across education, the community and charities and this nomination is a great endorsement of their hard work and determination.”


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