The All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group gave the award to the Kirkcaldy store as part of a Responsible Business Scheme.

The scheme champions businesses which “support the local community, invest in healthy workplaces, offer apprenticeships and training, work to reduce their environmental impact, and support responsible business practice.”

Branch Director Ian Watson has been invited to Westminster by Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath MP Lesley Laird, where he will represent the area and find out who among the finalists will receive the overall award.

Watson said: “It’s thanks to the work, dedication and care of my team – for their customers, suppliers and the community – that we have been awarded this prestigious title.

“I’d like to thank Lesley Laird for nominating us – we’ll be immensely proud to represent the Kirkcaldy area as a Responsible Business Champion, and fingers crossed that we can scoop the national award!”

Laird added: “Public feedback clearly showed how much MKM is valued by people here in Kirkcaldy, not just for the way the firm treats its customers – which is excellent – but also how much the firm does in the heart of the community.

“MKM’s rescue of last year’s Poppy Appeal was a shining testament to the team’s dedication to public causes. With just days to spare, staff rose to the formidable challenge of delivering 40,000 poppies around the area, and raised £14,000 for veterans in need. That’s over and above the company’s sponsorship of a large number of local groups, charities and projects.

“The business is a very worthy winner and I wish them the best of luck in competing for the national title.”