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Encore powers growth with new hires

The Encore Group has announced the appointment of eight new members of staff to strengthen its position across the print and packaging sectors.

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(L to R) Steve White, Sean Mattimore, Shannon Taylor and Graham Tattam of Encore Packaging

Brett Hopper, who has 35 years’ experience in the envelopes sector, has joined Encore Envelopes as business development manager, alongside trainee production planner Paul Wrightson.

Hopper comments: “I wanted to bring my expertise to The Encore Group, and [believe] my experience in sheet-fed envelope manufacturing and supplying the public sector will benefit the company.

“After being impressed with the wide range of manufacturing and printing capabilities at Encore’s plants, I look forward to developing a new customer base and providing them with a quality product and service.”

Wrightson brings with him 14 years of experience as a plate maker with a label printing company to his new role at Encore.

I look forward to developing a new customer base and providing them with a quality product and service

Encore Packaging has welcomed business development managers Graham Tattam and Chris Johns; business development support manager Sean Mattimore; estimator Steve White; pre-production administrator Shannon Taylor; and production and quality support coordinator, Megan Heron.

Tattam brings with him 30 years in the packaging industry having spent time in roles with a number of paper-based packaging manufacturers.

He comments: “The Encore Group is an ambitious and well invested company that is looking to build a position in the market through innovation, quality, flexibility and responsiveness, and this was an excellent opportunity to join the team at an exciting stage in the business.”

Johns has spent his career in the print carton industry for 45 years, holding roles in external sales and account management. Mattimore began his career in print in 1985 and has progressed from pre-press manager and account manager to team manager for a global print group.

With training and continuous strategic investment, progression within The Encore Group is there for everyone

Commenting on the appointments, Russell Croisdale, managing director of the group, says: “I am delighted to welcome our new staff on board to Encore Envelopes and Encore Packaging Solutions, who bring a great mix of skills and experience. They will enhance our team and play a valuable and important part of our future.

“As both businesses grow, and in conjunction with our succession planning, it is vital that we can attract new talent and expertise into our company. With training and continuous strategic investment, progression within The Encore Group is there for everyone.”

The group, which specialises in supplying print and packaging solutions, has sites across the north east of England and West Yorkshire.

Encore produces more than three billion items of packaging a year, including corrugated and solid board boxes, direct mail packaging and e-commerce solutions. It also produces 30% of the 11.5 billion envelopes delivered by Royal Mail every year.

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