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Meet the team

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Adam Anderson

Group Managing Director

Joined Go-Pak in 2019 after more than 10 years in the packaging industry.

Experience:

  • 2016-19: Managing Director UK, Nordics and South Africa for Sun Chemical, supplying packaging sectors in these regions.
  • 2007-16: Managing Director DS Smith Cartons and subsequently Managing Director of DS Smith’s UK Heavy Packaging Division.
  • Ex-Army Major; MBA qualified.
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Tim Allen

Operations Director

Joined Go-Pak in January 2022 after 25+ years in the Global Supply Chain industry.

 Experience:

  • Various roles for Svitzer (Part of A.P.Moller-Maersk Shipping Group)
  • European COO, Managing Director SW UK, Port General Manager – Milford Haven Oil and Gas
  • General Manager Wincanton Logistics for Procter & Gamble, DeLonghi Kenwood, Patterson Arran, Panasonic
  • Operations Manager for Gillette UK
  • Project Manager for Cearns & Brown Food Distribution.
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Mike Bristow

Group Sales & Marketing Director

Mike Joined Go-Pak in 2012 having previously worked in the property industry. He has always worked in sales and customer service, from retail, travel and hospitality, property and then packaging.

He has been a key player in driving Go-Pak’s growth strategy and winning some key strategic customers and brands. He has built the sales and marketing strategy for the Go-Pak Group.

Mob: +44(0) 7852 877182

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Marc Thomas

Group Finance & Commercial Director

Marc joined Go-Pak in 2022 after 20+ years of experience working in Senior Finance roles across varied industry sectors.

Experience:

  • Finance Director at AluK (GB), part of the AluK international Group.
  • European Financial Controller at Under Armour.
  • Senior Business Controller at Tom Tom International
  • Finance Manager and Business Analyst roles held at Tata Steel.
  • Qualified ACA

Sales

Michael Marchand

Michael Marchand

UK Sales Manager

Joined Go-Pak in 2018. Michael has been in the packaging industry for over 20 years. He worked for Huhtamaki for 19 years and, before that Tetra Pak, so brings a wealth of experience in the food service packaging sector.

Michael has been key in bringing strength to national accounts in the UK and supporting the UK regional sales team in driving growth.

Mob: +44(0) 7522 358863

Louise Connelly

Louise Connolly

Global Export Manager

Louise worked for Go-Pak as a regional account manager for 2 years 2014-16, joined Coveris as a National Account manager and then moved back to Go-Pak in 2018 as a European Sales Manager.

Louise has helped develop and drive sales in Ireland and mainland Europe and has played a key role in supporting other areas of international growth.

Mob: +44(0) 7718 108045

Daniel Ragan

Dan Ragan

North America Sales Manager

Dan supports our customers in the region, meeting their foodservice packaging needs. He also joins with a wealth of experience in the coffee and hospitality sector, and with regional and national distributors and key memberships to include the National Restaurant Association, National Coffee Association and National Automatic Merchandising Association.

Mob: (001) 571-228-4331

Mark Badzmirowski

Mark Badzmirowski

European Sales Manager

Mark brings his vast knowledge in the compostable packaging sector and has previously worked with regional and national distributors throughout the region. His passion to grow a business that values it’s people, coupled with our new 3PL expansion in Ireland will enable Go-Pak to significantly enhance our service across Europe.

Mob: +44 (0)7943 574683

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Alan Sterrey

Global Brands Manager

Alan joined Go-Pak in July 2022 and comes with 24 years’ experience within the sustainable food packaging industry. A Graduate in Product Design, Alan started his career as Packaging Designer in 1999 developing sustainable food packaging for supermarket retail, later moving to a business development role, and progressing from Key and National account management positions to a Global Food Service Brands role.

Having previously worked for Sealed Air, Pactiv Evergreen, and Solo Cup, the past 16 years of Alan’s Career has been spent building long term relationships, strategic planning with key partners, developing innovative sustainable food packaging and supply chain solutions for Global QSR/FS brands.

Mob: +44(0) 7498 958269

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Ray McNamara

Senior Business Development Manager – Vending

Joined Go-Pak in January 2021.  Ray previously worked at Huhtamaki for 18 years and before that Autobar for 14 years.  He also sits on the AVA Environmental committee and the Vending 21 Club Committee and will continue these roles as part of Go-Pak.

Ray brings extensive experience and understanding of the paper vending cup market and will manage Go-Pak’s initiatives to further strengthen our position in this market.

Mob: +44(0) 7754 854114

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Imelda Markey

Sales Manager Ireland

Joining Go-Pak UK in August 2022 as Sales Manager Ireland, Imelda brings with her an extensive Food Service background previously working for an award-winning Food Service provider covering sectors including schools, bars, hotel and restaurants with a focus on Key Accounts. In 2023 Imelda looks forward to developing the market within the island of Ireland through the opening of the new 3PL depot and working closely with our distributors in Northern and Southern Ireland.

Mob: +44(0) 7539 350630

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Faye Blunkett

National Account Manager

Faye joined the Go-Pak team in December 2019 having worked in the retail and foodservice industry previously with I.Grunwerg and Bidfood.

In a very short space of time, Faye has delivered some great results for Go-Pak through her knowledge, experience and professionalism and has quickly progressed from Regional Sales Manager to National Account Manager.

Faye was a nominated ‘Rising Star’ finalist in the 2023 Food Packaging Association (FPA) Awards, an award which recognises those who have shown exceptional talent in their field within the Foodservice Packaging industry.

Mob: +44(0) 7702 160281

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Sam Potter

Key Account Manager

Sam joined Go-Pak in 2015 as a sales support administrator and has grown with the company taking an external sales role in 2019.

Sam has built some very strong relationships with all customers across the UK business and that has gone a long way in taking his enthusiasm to the customer’s doorstep. Sam’s great product knowledge and customer support has really contributed to Go-Pak’s high customer retention rates.

Mob: +44(0) 7908 014546

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Jack Lennox

Regional Account Manager

Jack worked at KP (Linpac) for over seven years, starting in Customer Service and working up into a Key Account Manager position. Jack brings a wealth of experience from the Food Service sector to Go-Pak and joined the team in 2022 as a Regional Account Manager, working on existing business and planning in new growth for the future predominantly in the North.

Jack won the 2020 Rising Star award at the FPA (Food Packaging Association) Awards.

Mob: +44(0) 7498957867

Sales Support

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Brittany Thomas

Sales Support Manager

Brittany joined Go-Pak in 2014 as a sales order processor. Brittany has progressed through the company and now supports the external sales team by way of sales support as well as managing the international customer service team.

Brittany’s attention to detail coupled with excellent product and customer knowledge ensure very high levels of customer sales support are maintained.

DDI: +44(0) 1454 285407
Office No. +44(0) 1454 285400 • Ext: 306

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Luca Davis

International Sales Co-Ordinator

Luca joined the Go-Pak family in October 2020. Aside from being the customer service contact for our overseas business, Luca has various department roles from placing our international purchase orders, to processing commercial documents.

DDI: +44(0) 1454 285406
Office No. +44(0) 1454 285400 • Ext: 305

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Zoe Bridgeman

Sales Support – UK

Zoe joined the team in April 2022 and supports the sales team in many facets. Zoe’s main role is to provide customer service for our bespoke products, following the process from initial ordering to delivery and everything in between – ensuring customer’s receive the best service.

Office No. +44(0)1454 285400 • Ext: 322

Customer Service

Melanie-Ngansi

Melanie Ngansi

Customer Services Manager

DDI: +44(0) 7494 735603
Office No. +44(0) 1454 285400 • Ext: 317

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Chloe Wedgbury

Customer Service Executive

DDI: +44(0) 1454 285411
Office No. +44(0) 1454 285400 • Ext: 310

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Kate Connaughton

Customer Service Executive

Office No. +44(0)1454 285400 • Ext: 307

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Rhiannon Hovells

Key Accounts Executive

Office No. +44(0)1454 285400 • Ext: 330

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Serena Knight

Customer Service Executive

Office No. +44(0)1454 285400 • Ext: 367

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Monika Nemeiksyte

Customer Service Executive

Office No. +44(0)1454 285400 • Ext: 311

Commercial

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George Sergeant

Group Financial and Commercial Analyst

Joined Go-Pak in September 2021 and has over five years experience of the hospitality sector, working in both the Sales and Commercial departments for Nisbets Catering Equipment.

George has a great understanding of the commercial function, and provides vital data analysis and utilises his pricing strategy knowledge to help grow the business.

Graphic Design & Marketing

Lee Watts

Lee Watts

Design Studio Manager

Lee (AKA Mr Lee) joined the team in 2017 as a creative artworker and now manages the studio and Go-Pak’s bespoke packaging and label design projects​.

His extensive experience in graphic design, can-do spirit and meticulous attention to detail has been crucial in Go-Pak developing and delivering creative and technical design solutions to partners and clients internationally.

Lee also supports marketing across a broad variety of print and digital communication materials, include assisting with the development of the company website.

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Adrienne Wheeler

Senior Marketing Executive and Graphic Designer

Adrienne, who joined the Go-Pak marketing team in 2022, has over 25 years of design industry experience. Her passion lies in working creatively across various media, making her a valuable addition to the team. The role is extremely varied, spanning a range of activities including the running of our website, social media channels and producing sales and marketing collateral and design assets.

Adrienne is highly skilled with expertise in various creative areas. With a strong passion for photography and a deep understanding of print, digital graphics and illustration, she is most often found behind the camera. Her background as a Graphic Designer, paired with her marketing expertise, allows her to bring a unique and well-rounded perspective to creative projects.

Go-Pak Vietnam

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Karl Smith

Operations Director – Go-Pak Paper Products Vietnam

Karl joined Go-Pak in 2020 and is responsible for the Go-Pak Paper Products facility in Vietnam.

Experience:

  • 30 years’ experience in factory operations management in UK, Far East and Middle East specialising in solid board conversion and print excellence businesses for the packaging industry.
  • Cranfield University Fellow of Manufacturing Management.