• Meet the B Smith Packaging team

    Our people are central to everything we do. Teamwork is the name of the game both internally and externally and we like our clients to see us as an extension of their own team.
     

Our People

Our people are central to everything we do. Teamwork is the name of the game both internally and externally and we like our clients to see us as an extension of their own team. From taking your order, artwork and design, fulfilment then picking and packing of your orders in the warehouse to delivery-our staff are here to ensure that your experience is unrivalled and your packaging is with you on time, every time.

 

Senior management

At B Smith Packaging everyone has a voice.  We have a flat management structure with a senior team of four that represent the various elements of the business but it is a team organisation and all employees are empowered to have their input.

 

Andrew Smith_Chairman and Key Account Director_Cornwall_Devon_Wales_Gloucestershire

Andrew Smith

Chairman and Key Account Director for Cornwall, Devon, Wales and Gloucestershire

An Engineer by training, Andrew has over thirty years experience in the packaging sector and is our technical expert.  He can find a packaging solution to any need you may have.

He is a real character and has a plethora of facts we could choose but here are three of them

  • Once crashed a hand glider into a car on a beach
  • Has a Union Jack suit and made the Redtops wearing it
  • Is a keen pilot, skier, surfer and recently an electric skateboarder!
Christina Brown_Head of Sales and Marketing

Christina Brown

Head of Sales and Marketing and Key Account Director for Bath, Bristol and Corporate Accounts

With a degree in Russian and German, Christina has worked extensively abroad for many diverse brands and has been on the other side of the fence buying packaging for the likes of Greenalls, Topps, Baskin Robbins, Dunkin Donuts, Allied Domecq.

Is an adrenaline junkie and never sits still

is a member of a local amateur dramatic society

Has judged International drinks awards despite being teetotal

 

Richard Clarke_Head of Operations

Richard Clarke

Head of Operations

 

From installing our state of the art automated warehouse system to designing interactive EPOS systems for packaging call offs for multi-national brands, Richard is our Warehousing and distribution guru.  Ensuring that our clients have their products on time, every time.

An avid fan of the mighty Kidderminster Harriers

Is an entitled Lord Ritchie Rich of Blackpole 

Has a passion for current affairs

 

Alison Careme_Chief Accountant_HR and Legal Counsel

Alison Careme

Chief accountant, HR and
legal counsel

Keen ballerina who has rediscovered her love of being en pointe.

A mad Queen (the band) fan

Loves chocolate popcorn.

Key Account Management

Our experienced sales team cover the whole of the UK with designated geographies and skill sets that cover sectors and products. They are passionate about what they do and are here to help you grow your brand and business through effective use of your packaging. 

 

Andy Smith_Key Account Director_North West_North Wales_Lake District

Andy Smith

Key Account Director for North West, North Wales and Lake District

Keen rugby fan recently went to the World Cup in Japan and didn’t see a game!

Was a miner in a gold mine

Keen traveller both near and far. Likes sailing his rib around the UK and Irish coastline with his son.

Sarah Ward_Key Account Director for Midlands, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and The Potteries

Sarah Ward

Key Account Director for Midlands

 

With over twenty two years experience there isn’t any role in B Smith Packaging she hasn’t done.

Keen chef and Queen of food

Loves travelling around Europe in her motorhome

Avid golfer with an ever reducing handicap

Vince Russell__Key Account Director for London, Essex, Kent and Wiltshire

Vince Russell

Key Account Director for London
and Home Counties

Vince has worked for many packaging companies and brings a plethora of experience in both sales and supplier sourcing.

Keen Royals fan-Reading FC

Dog lover

Knows how to rock a polo shirt and has a great choice of aftershaves

Kelly Gilks_Key Account Manager_Yorkshire_North East and Scotland

Kelly Gilks

Key Account Manager for Yorkshire, North East and Scotland

Learning to figure skate.

Loves all things cheese related… cheesecake, macaroni cheese, cheese and crackers even cheesy music! 

Rode the worlds tallest sky coaster in Kissimmee, Florida at 300ft high!

Design and artwork

Headed up by Claire, we have in-house graphic design and 3d imagery to support our packaging solutions.

 

Claire Tracey_Head of Artwork and Design

Claire Tracey

Head of design and artwork

Loves being outdoors and baking. Currently learning Karate and was once an extra in a ITV drama show.

Dan Mills_Artwork Origination_Social Media

Dan Mills

Artwork origination and social media

Skateboarding, parkour, Bear Grylls action man. Lives for thrills and high adrenaline activities.

Sales administration team

Our highly experienced team of of five are on hand to help with any queries you may have.  Each one supports a member of the key account team, from queries to invoicing and they also are our day to day contact with our extensive global supplier network. 

 

Caroline Wills_Sales Admin Support

Caroline Wills

Sales admin support

Animal lover extraordinaire-our in-house vet!

Very proud of her Cornish heritage and slight obsession with all things Poldark.

A foodie Queen who loves cooking up a storm.

Sarah Price_Senior Supervisor_Sales Admin

Sarah Price

Senior supervisor and
sales admin

Likes singing

Likes football, #YNWA-That’s Liverpool to those not in the Know

Likes a good fresh bold set of nails

Harriet Parker_Sales Admin

Harriet Parker

Sales admin

Keen fan of Peaky blinders and all things Marvel

Loves gym classes and is a body pump and Les Mills advocate

Is partial to cocktails – especially gin 

Janine Summers_Sales Admin

Janine Summers

Sales admin

Animal lover

Disney fan

Loves to socialise

Warehouse operations

Our warehouse team provide a pick and pack storage operation with our own in-house delivery service for smaller drops. Our fully automated state of the art racking system with BRC A* accreditation ensures that we can effectively store food grade products to boxes in the most economical way possible. We have our own fleet of delivery vans for smaller local and regular deliveries.

 

B Smith Packaging delivery van
Mark-Sanders_Warehouse Operative

Mark Sanders

Warehouse operative

Keen Leeds United fan-just like our chairman!

Restorer of vintage motorcycles

A keen cyclist and retained firefighter

Dave_Warehouse Operative

Dave Cull

Warehouse operative

Oldest and a lively member of staff

Fan of live music and film

Experienced in print based media

Our Values

  • Customer focus people iconWe want to evolve your brand and ours.  Our customers are the heartbeat of our business and we have dedicated account teams to ensure your needs are met in a timely, cost effective way.

Interested in working with us?

Contact our friendly team on 01905 757 124 or fill in the form below and we will get back to you!