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Scott Pallets invests for growth

Europe’s leading pallet manufacturer, Scott Pallets, has appointed David Lee (pictured) as Director – Manufacturing Division, to oversee the growth of the new pallet business across the UK.

The move, which will see further investment in the business, along with a number of improvements to sites, will allow Scott Pallets Managing Director, Alan Gibson, to provide a greater focus on the strategic direction of the business and its future growth and expansion.

Alan Gibson, said: "This is a key appointment for the Group, Dave’s extensive supply-chain, logistics and manufacturing experience bolsters the senior management team and it will undoubtedly strengthen our new pallet business through improvements to efficiency, customer service and product range, and enable us to focus on expanding across the UK in new locations and new markets to bring our customers the best pallet solutions for their business."

Lee joins the business after several years with Hadfield Wood Recyclers where he was latterly Chief Operating Officer.

He said: "Scott Pallets has a well-established reputation as the market leader, continually innovating and bringing new, sustainable solutions to the market for its customers. Joining a business that has such ambition and vision for growth is exciting, and I’m looking forward to being part of the team that takes the business to its next stage of growth."

Lee has also been joined by two further appointments at site level: John Spindley as Area Manager for York, and Richard Slaughter as Site Manager for Huntingdon. These three integral roles will further bolster the senior management in the Group’s new pallet manufacturing business and see Gavin Wallace, formerly Regional General Manager, take on the more senior role of Operations Manager for all seven of the Group’s new pallet manufacturing sites across the UK.

Gavin Wallace, added: "David’s appointment is a tremendous move for our business and adds a new strength to the strategic and operational management of our business."

With manufacturing sites across the UK and in Riga, Latvia, Scott Pallets produces over 250,000 new pallets and 200,000 re-conditioned pallets a week and is dedicated to helping its customers find the best pallet solution. The business offers customers a completely sustainable pallet solution to help meet waste reduction and sustainability targets.

The Scott Group has grown considerably over the past 25 years through numerous strategic acquisitions and organic growth across the UK and in to Europe to become the UK’s market leading and largest pallet supplier, the fastest growing packaging provider and a leading supplier of essential trade supplies such as tools, work wear and corporate clothing.

Founded in 1987, it today employs around 1,000 people UK-wide. The business is committed to ensuring customers are at the forefront of the latest industry developments and thrives on finding the most effective solutions for customers with the aims of providing quality products and a professional, straight-talking service at a competitive price.

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