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Roberts Mart expands board with new Sales Director

Leeds based flexible packaging manufacturer Roberts Mart, has made an addition to its leadership team, appointing Simon Lewis to Sales Director.

With a wealth of experience in packaging solutions, sales and account management, Simon joined Roberts Mart in 2012 as Business Development Manager, being promoted to Head of Sales in 2021, as the company stepped up its growth plans.

In his role as Head of Sales, Simon has worked closely with his sales team to bring on new business, over ten new customers in the past 12 months alone, including frozen food, pet food, chilled foods and snacks markets, bringing work across a broader range of product sectors.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be promoted to Sales Director.  The future for Roberts Mart is very exciting and I am pleased to have the opportunity to play an important role in this new phase of development,” commented Simon.

Projections for Roberts Mart this year include continued growth, acquiring new customer accounts with a target to increase turnover to over £50 million, by the end of 2024.

William Roberts, Managing Director at Roberts Mart, commented: “Simon has played a significant role in the growth of our business over the past decade, as we continue to consolidate our position in expanding markets whilst increasing support in our core business sectors.  Simon is a great asset to our company, and we are delighted to welcome him onto the Board.”

Roberts Mart has made other significant managerial appointments to strengthen its production and warehouse teams.  James Campbell has been promoted to Production Manager and Gosia Mierzwa-Paszkowska to Operations Manager, responsible for warehouse, logistics and quality departments.  Sam Hocker takes on the role of Quality & Technical Co-ordinator and Paul Walshaw is the new Engineering & Facilities Manager.

The firm also welcomes to the business Dominic Kissack as Business Development Manager, bringing the team up to six and Jo Fletcher joins as Health, Safety & Environmental Manager.

Recent investment of over £11 million in new machinery and an extensive facility expansion mean Roberts Mart can easily manage an increase in contracts. Investing in the future of the business will allow the firm to operate even more efficiently, future-proof their business and better support a growing customer base.

The sixth-generation family firm supplies packaging solutions for brands across the UK and Europe, from its headquarters in Leeds.  It has a staff of over 220 and operates predominantly in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sectors.

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Roberts Mart Ltd is based in Aire Valley House, Leeds and supplies a comprehensive range of high quality, printed flexible packaging to a cross-section of industries including frozen and chilled food, home textiles and confectionary manufacturers.

In business for over 170 years, Roberts Mart is still an independent, privately-owned company that puts its customers at the heart of the business. Now managed by the sixth generation of the Roberts family, the firm registered a turnover of £44.6m at the end of 2022.

Continual investment in state-of-the-art machinery, systems and processes helps Roberts Mart work with all its customers to create the most reliable, innovative and cost-effective packaging solutions for their individual projects.

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