A Scottish Snapshot

17 Jul 2017

Our site Managing Directors have clocked up an impressive number of years’ experience between them but, for one, his career has seen him experience more than most both as a business owner and director.

Scott Alexander, Managing Director at our Glasgow and Dumbarton sites returned to Boxes and Packaging group in 2015 and, in a little under two years, has grown the business to the extent that it has necessitated a move to a two-shift pattern.

During that time, all corrugated work has moved from the Glasgow site to our Dumbarton facility, releasing capacity at the Glasgow site to focus on another key growth area; timber pallets, crates & bespoke export packaging. This when combined with corrugated is ideally suited to heavy duty packaging requirements in the supply chain management.

Scott began his career in the packaging industry in 1984 launching his own business Scotformes supplying cutting tools to the corrugated sector. Gleaning experience and knowledge saw him choose the opportunities that came his way carefully, working for others to explore all sectors of the industry and returning to self-employment when he created Alexander Corrugated in 1998 with his father. This was sold to Danisco (a large player in the corrugated industry at the time) and just two years later he was back with the creation of Alexander Box Company.

Since Scott’s appointment at the Scotland sites, significant investment has been made with new machinery and aesthetic improvements in the offices including multimedia training and meeting room, improved staff facilities and a work flow study undertaken to ensure productivity efficiencies were achieved.

“Scott’s skills set mirrors that of many of our MD’s – a wealth of experience gained in all parts of corrugated businesses through positions held such as designers, sales representatives and production operatives,” said Gavin Richardson CEO Boxes and Packaging. “This gives these MD’s the ability to manage through hands on experience and, coupled with their strategic aptitude, achieve great success at their respective sites. Scott’s input in our dual site Scottish operations has been an intrinsic part of our recent success there and we look forward to ongoing growth north of the border.”

Scott concluded; “The corrugated packaging industry is very close knit and I am lucky enough to have enjoyed a long career in it, meeting many revered professionals and supporting others in the early part of their careers. It can be a demanding industry, one that constantly evolves, and I counteract this by choosing a hobby that is incredibly relaxing – landscape and architectural photography.”

Scott’s photography work can be viewed at https://500px.com/salexander64

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