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Women in Packaging – International Women’s Day

08 Mar 2022

Just a few weeks ago, Jennifer Riddell, Boxshop MD was part of a panel about Women in Packaging at a Sheet Plant Association Conference. The panel discussed why women were still underrepresented in the industry, and what could be done to address this.

Passionate about encouraging all young talent into the industry, Jennifer is also committed to unlocking the opportunities for female packaging professionals and is proud to have a number of ladies work with her in the team at Boxshop.

On International Women’s Day we look at the roles they hold.

Senior team and newest recruits

In addition to Jennifer as Managing Director, Alison Milligan, is Head of Operations, and has worked at Boxshop for 30 years.

The newest female recruit to the Boxshop team is Catherine Robertson, who has been there for just a few weeks as Trainee Team Leader in Production, and just a short while longer than Jasmine Smith, who joined the team a couple of months ago as a Trainee Designer.

In the factory

The production side of the business is a wide and varied function, and there is a great team that plan and execute the manufacturing of customers packaging solutions.

Maggie Campbell has been with the business since 1990 and has years of production experience having worked on most of the machines in the factory. She now holds the position of factory supervisor and works closely with Marion Reid, Production Supervisor, who has been part of the Boxshop team for 29 years.

In the office

Administratively, Nichola Clark is an internal sales co-ordinator whilst Rebecca Conlon has worked in Packaging for 16 years and is an Estimator. Joanne Turner works in finance and is proud to have been part of the journey so far since 1989.

Out on the road is Alison Menzies who joined the business from university 7 years ago and now holds the role of Key Account Manager for Boxshop and Boxes and Packaging (Dumbarton)

Jennifer commented; “It’s great to see ladies holding so many diverse roles in our business and to have a great mix of longevity and experience, with new talent.

“As Boxshop continues to grow and expand, I hope to be able to encourage more young people generally into the business, in both production and administrative roles, to be able to mentor and teach the next generation who will steer Boxshop in the future.”