Working with the Chamber
As makers and creators of packaging innovations, we have risen to become industry leaders in productivity and technology - and continue to pursue our goal of being one of the largest packaging manufacturers in Europe.
We have very clear goals in terms of Schumacher packaging in the UK, this Is the first time we have invested in the UK, so we have very distinct growth plans looking to develop here and other sites.
Working with the Chamber helps our ability to increase our scope in terms of who knows us and to meet people who influence and make decisions is very high on our agenda, so we were told the GBCC was a great place for us to start, particularly in terms of introductions and communication.
The Chamber was introduced to ourselves as a body to make relevant introductions to people within the wider area who we could interact with and help us meet our goals of not only growth but sustainability, innovation and development.
Examples are two-fold, we’ve had introductions through networking events, award ceremonies, and we have been using the future Faces side of the Chamber. Out of that we’ve been able to interact with people like University of Birmingham and Tyseley Energy Park to help give us ideas.
Packing industries work in a very black and white way, we know what we know, so what we wanted by using the Chamber is to push ourselves and go out of our comfort zone, introducing us to people we wouldn’t normally have access to, and from this we have very exciting ideas in term of innovation. So now we are not only on the way to achieving our targets, but we are a lot more left field than we would have been, which can increase our efficiencies and help our costs.
So, the Chamber has facilitated us to meet Sir Keir Starmer, former HS2 CEO Mark Thurston and Andy Street, allowing us to put our business forward and out there.