13 Nov 2023
by Liz Whyte

Integra members celebrate 25 years of Initiative

To help celebrate 25 Years of Initiative, members have been treated to a memorable trip to Setubal, Portugal with the compliments of Integra, Antalis UK and The Navigator Company. Setúbal, located in the Arrábida mountains and dating back to the Roman period, was the perfect location to explore and enjoy some local delicacies.

A tour of the Espirra Nursery and The Navigator Company’s ‘ATF’ paper mill on the Mitrena peninsula gave members a fantastic insight not only into the sustainability of Initiative Office Papers but also the level of commitment involved in bringing high quality papers to market.

Integra’s Senior Project Manager, Rob Burgess, comments “A huge thank you to Antalis and The Navigator Company for helping us celebrate Initiative’s 25th anniversary and for hosting such a fantastic trip. Congratulations to our winning members and thank you for your continued support of Initiative.”

Ashley Miller, General Manager, Northern Europe, at The Navigator Paper Company, adds “At Navigator we are immensely proud of our forest nursery, our manufacturing assets and our story, so it was a real privilege to be able to share them with the Integra team on such a milestone for the Initiative brand.”

Mick Millar, Managing Director at Office Plus, comments “Thank you to everyone involved in what was not only a very enjoyable trip but an incredibly insightful experience. We have come away with a much deeper understanding of what it takes to produce our best selling paper and feel more confident in being able to educate our customers when it comes to environmental factors and sustainability. A very worthwhile and enjoyable trip all round!”