Disposables UK appoints european business manager

Huddersfield-based Disposables UK has bolstered its team with the appointment of a new European Business Manager to help develop its presence in the European market.

The family-run business, which manufactures soft tissue products for the “away from home market”, has recently welcomed Glen Staddon to the team in Huddersfield.

Glen will play a crucial role in the company’s five year growth plans, which will see the company almost double its current £16m turnover to £30m by 2018.

Disposables UK has recently moved into new state-of-the-art premises and made a £1.7m investment into new machinery as part of its ambitious expansion plans.

With more than 36 years in the industry, Glen will work alongside Paul Halliwell, Director of Sales at Disposables UK, to support the company’s European export plans.

He will be responsible for broadening the Bay West brand in untapped European markets, as well as extending business into existing areas where the company already has a presence.

Prior to his appointment, Glen was national accounts controller at Georgia-Pacific and he brings a wealth of knowledge of European distribution across Western and Eastern Europe.

Glen said:

“I am delighted to be joining the team at Disposables UK at such an exciting time.

“I have known the team here for many years and I have always admired the company for constantly striving to drive the business forward through investment and innovation.

“I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into my role and playing a part in the ambitious growth plans.”

Paul Halliwell, director of sales at Disposables UK, said:

“We are thrilled to welcome Glen to our team. He is extremely well respected in the industry and his knowledge of our sector will be invaluable as we embark on our expansion plans in Europe.

“We are delighted to welcome him on board this month.”

Glen Staddon
Glen Staddon

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