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Leading UK flexible packaging manufacturer, Skymark, has expanded its sales team to support plans for further business growth within the food packaging sector.

With 14 years’ experience within the food packaging industry, Lee Ralph has joined Skymark as Business Development Manager.

Commenting on his appointment, Lee said: “I am delighted to join the sales team at Skymark as we continue to drive the business forward. I am confident of expanding our current client base and with my focused approach to sales we will tap into new markets and harness exciting future innovations.

“As a team, we will target specific markets that Skymark can best service. The Business is well invested with wide ranging flexo print, lamination and finishing capabilities. Add to that the vertically integrated blown and cast film extrusion facilities across two sites in Ilkeston and Scunthorpe, then I believe Skymark has the required potential to serve the market with enhanced specifications in these challenging times for plastic packaging.

Formerly of Coveris Flexibles and 2 Sisters Food Group, Lee is a highly experienced individual who will drive new and existing opportunities within the flexible packaging food sector.

Barry Bleasdale, Skymark Sales & Marketing Director, said: “We are in a very fortunate position to be able to attract Lee to the business, which will further strengthen the Skymark sales team. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge and we are confident that with his expertise and enthusiasm for expanding the business further, he will add significant value to our organisation. Skymark has invested well over £3million during 2018 in new press, slitting and laser score facilities, broadening our product offering significantly”.

Skymark is the country’s leading independent manufacturer of premium embossed flexible films and caters for multiple markets, ranging from personal care and Hygiene to products for the food & drink sector. For over 30 years Skymark has earnt itself a reputation for its products and services, which has led to certification from the British Retail Consortium.