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UK Packaging Companies Pledge Support To Women In Packaging Initiative

01 May 2015

Debbie Waldron-Hoines
Debbie Waldron-Hoines

A number of leading UK packaging and retail companies and industry associations have pledged their support to the recently launched Women In Packaging Initiative. Led by Joanna Stephenson and Debbie Waldron Hoines, the new initiative was launched at the recent Packaging Innovations show to great acclaim.

Debbie Waldron Hoines comments: “Over 50 people attended the launch which was kindly hosted by the Parkside Group and we have over 250 names on our database now for further communication.  The response has really been overwhelming.”

Aiming to connect, educate and recognise the contribution female employees make to the UK packaging industry, a number of leading companies have already signed up to support future activities and events.

Including Sun Branding Solutions, Parkside Group, LINPAC Group and The Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA), the initiative has put a spotlight on the topic and a number of events are planned for the rest of 2015 utilising the support of the companies.

Jo Stephenson said: “We also did a LearnShop presentation at the Packaging Innovations exhibition and from that a number of managing directors approached us to learn more and offer their support. 

“We will be initially hosting networking events in the North, Midlands and South to enable employees, both male and female, to get together in a social environment with a keynote speaker.  In the not too distant future we then hope to move forward on our plans to deliver an online mentoring system and awards programme.”

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