Meet the Boxshop Management Team

The quality boxes we deliver have been carefully tailored to maximise profitability for our customers. With manufacturing and delivery schedules planned to accurately fit your operation, Boxshop don’t simply make boxes; we understand your needs and provide you with a service tailored to suit them. This all begins with the unrivalled expertise of our dedicated team of packaging professionals.

  • Douglas Lamb

    Douglas Lamb

    Managing Director

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    Douglas co-founded Boxshop in 1986 and alongside his co-director, David, has built the company from a small niche player to become Scotland’s largest and most dynamic independent box manufacturer.

    A Non-executive Directorship on the National Board of Scottish Enterprise and membership of the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Board has given Douglas an insight into economic development in Scotland and the key role that the manufacturing sector plays in this.

    Douglas has worked in every area of Boxshop allowing him to offer a unique blend of broad experience and entrepreneurial flair to drive real value for our customers.
  • David Protheroe

    David Protheroe

    Managing Director

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    David co-founded Boxshop with Douglas and has experience in virtually every role within business and is still “hands on” with product and process improvements throughout the factory.

    The company has changed beyond recognition over the years, with new machinery, layouts and processes. David has been pivotal to all these major projects and he has led several major redesigns in the factory. He plays a key role in ensuring the company leads the way on efficiency and quality, keeping abreast of industry trends and ensuring customers continue to enjoy the benefits gained from working with an industry-leading manufacturer.
  • Alison Milligan

    Alison Milligan

    Head of Operations

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    Alison has been with Boxshop since 1992 and through strong and effective leadership has helped grow the company from a small business to where it is now. In depth knowledge of all areas of the business has created a strong foundation for her role as Head of Operations.

    A Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and Institute of Operations Management, her strong emphasis on Lean Manufacturing has enabled Boxshop to focus the business on the true needs of the customer by ensuring all unnecessary waste and cost are removed from production.
  • Patrick Bonar

    Patrick Bonar

    Head of Sales

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    Pat joined Boxshop in 1989 initially as our sales representative and subsequently leading the ever growing sales team. His experience built over many years at Boxshop, meeting customers, understanding their needs and working to surpass them, has helped ensure Boxshop has stayed in front as service innovators.

    Most recently Pat has been lead contact at the major retailers: working closely with them to communicate their Shelf Ready Packaging (SRP) requirements to our customers, passing on our expertise, offering them a faster, cheaper route to market.
  • Steve Bird

    Steve Bird

    Head of Quality Engineering and IT

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    Steve joined the company in 1994 and specialises in Quality and IT. His experience in electronics and quality has enabled him to bring a unique blend of problem solving and technical skills. With a Masters Degree in Quality Management and membership of the Chartered Quality Institute, he has a strong focus on straightforward and effective systems.

    Steve has been the driving force behind the company’s many standards and the architect behind many innovations the company uses each day, including a fully integrated management system, powerful materials tracking and a unique quality capability that ensures the company is well placed to meet customer needs.

    The Boxshop Ltd
    1-4 Manson Place,
    Kelvin Industrial Estate,
    East Kilbride G75 0QW

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