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Directors shortlisted for entrepreneur award

04 May 2023

PAUL, ADAM, and Marc Fecher – directors of Northwood – have been named as Midlands and South West regional finalists in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year UK programme.

It is the first time that senior figures from Northwood – a leading manufacturer and supplier of away-from-home (AfH) and consumer paper hygiene and wiping products – have been entered into the awards, which honour the achievements of the UK’s top entrepreneurs and family enterprises across many sectors, including technology, consumer and health sciences. 

Chairman Paul Fecher said: “It’s an honour for myself and my two sons Adam and Marc to be part of this prestigious programme and to be among a selection of inspiring business leaders who are making a positive impact on the economy, whilst also responding to the continued challenges that we’re all living with”.

“It’s fantastic to have our family business and our team recognised as a growing manufacturing business, with sustainability, innovation and a strong entrepreneurial culture. The family is delighted to represent and direct a first-class leadership team and a professional workforce across 11 plants in the UK and Spain.”

Northwood Group services paper tissue and hygiene suppliers of tissue products to retail, professional and industrial markets. Northwood is involved at each point in the supply chain, from raw material supply, tissue and towel manufacturing, end user product converting and transportation.   

The UK finalists will be announced in September with the overall winner crowned at the EY Entrepreneur of The Year UK dinner and awards in November. The winner will go on to represent the UK at the ‘EY World Entrepreneur of the Year’ awards, which recognise inspiring entrepreneurs from more than 60 countries.

For further information on Northwood, please visit www.northwood.co.uk, or call 01952 236 930.