As a long-standing member of Samuel Grant Packaging, Lee is a true asset to the team. Starting his journey with 10 years at Centre Pack, which was eventually taken over by Samuel Grant, Lee has now been part of the team for just over 9 years.

He has gone from working in the warehouse, to Assistant Buyer and now to his current role as Buyer through hard work, support and training, picking up a CIPS Level 3 and Advanced along the way.

With a wealth of knowledge behind him, we asked how he sees the future of both the company and the packaging industry:

“I can only see Samuel Grant getting bigger and better as we introduce new products and continue to employ experts in every field. Having such a strong team allows you to pick up the phone or have a meeting with others who are experts on products you may not be familiar with, so that collaboratively you can come up with solutions. It helps us keep the company growing and moving forward.

Packaging is going to be very interesting over the next few years with more Eco products and the introduction of the plastic tax. We already have plans in place to make sure that we come out stronger than we were before.”

Lee would advise anyone wanting to start a career in packaging to listen, learn and take on board what people say as there is a lot of product knowledge to learn, but it’s very interesting! Lastly, he offered a special mention to Paul Henderson who was responsible for his training and showing him all he knows to date. Julia Allen also played a key part in building his confidence and encouraging him to believe in his own ability. We are privileged to have such an enthusiastic member on board.