Firm looking to build on growth

Chris Hewitt, new managing director of Elanders UK
Chris Hewitt, new managing director of Elanders UK

A North Shields company is looking to build on its recent growth with two new appointments.

Print, packaging and supply chain Elanders UK, based on New York Industrial Estate, has appointed a new managing director and new business development director.

Chris Hewitt steps up to managing director after two-and-a-half years as sales and marketing director, while Bryan Crennell is the new business development director.

The company, which recorded a record UK turnover of £23m in 2014, employs 194 people across its North Tyneside headquarters and sites in Birmingham and Scotland.

Chris said: “We know our business’s strengths and will continue to innovate and grow in these areas, while also looking to expand our offering in complementary sectors.

“Our mission is to encourage innovation and creativity while continuously improving processes and people, to add value for our clients.”

“The next few years will be key to achieving this goal.”

He added: “What makes Elanders stand out is our breadth of capabilities and consultative approach, and in my new role I’ll be working with our team to ensure Elanders continues to deliver world-class customer service.

“In order to achieve this we must be able to provide the services and innovation our customers see as critical to their business so we are focussed on future investment in processes, equipment and people.

“Bryan is our latest investment bringing ambition, innovation and fresh new thinking to the company which will enable us to expand into new areas.”

Originally from the north east, Bryan returns to the region following a number of years heading up the global sales and marketing teams of leading manufacturing and technology companies based in the north west and south east region.

Taking over from Chris, Bryan’s role involves managing key departments including sales, new business, commercial, client services and marketing.

Elanders UK is part of Elanders AB, which is a company with operations in 36 locations worldwide.

Elanders Group offers its customers global solutions for print & packaging, supply chain management and e-commerce.

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