Jonny Monkhouse is a newly promoted production team leader from Preston who is celebrating ten years with us this month! Jonny joined the Board24 team in November 2013, where he started as a corrugator 3 stacker operator before moving into the role of control room stacker operator for corrugator 4. Now, in his role as Production Team Leader, he is drawing on the operator experience he has gained to guide his colleagues, maximise output, ensure safe systems of work (SSOW) are carried out, provide direction and feedback to workers during shifts, and foster and maintain a positive work environment for everybody. Jonny is also one of our driven team leaders undertaking leadership development training with external training company, Beyond Theory. The Leadership Development Program is made up of an initial 4 modules: Leadership Styles, Managing Self, Team Building and Communication and has been incredibly well received by those who have benefitted from it so far. Jonny commented; “The course has been very helpful, and I’ve learned a lot on how to approach people, how to delegate specific tasks, and how to manage myself more effectively.” Judith Chadwick, Head of HR commented; “It’s great to see colleagues benefitting from the training we are providing and that it not only helps them to do their roles but also empowers them as people.” When Jonny is not making corrugated board for customers across the North and Midlands, he likes to go to the gym, spend time with this friends and family and is a Preston North End supporter.
The term circular economy is one which is often cast around, but what does it actually mean and what does it mean to the corrugated industry? By definition it means “an economic system based on the reuse and regeneration of materials or products, especially as a means of continuing production in a sustainable or environmentally friendly way”
Our business is fast heading towards a new chapter in its history – the opening of a new Scottish production site early in 2024. As we’ve taken a trip down memory lane, reflecting on where we’ve come from, we are pleased to share with you some of the most significant moments in our operations to date.
Chris Cullen joined us in April this year as our Engineering Manager for Larkhall in preparation for the new site at Eurocentral. Chris started as an engineering apprentice, 27 years ago, manufacturing and assembling solid board divisions for the drinks industry. Chris spent the next 14 years as engineering and maintenance manager for the Scottish Leather Group, supplying brands like Aston Martin, Volvo, Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, Emirates Airlines, Boeing & Philips. We are delighted to have him onboard.
16th to 22nd October 2023 is Recycle Week the nation’s annual celebration of recycling and it’s 20th anniversary. This year’s theme is ‘The Big Recycling Hunt’ focusing on items that can be recycled in our homes but are commonly missed. Indeed, some of these are items that we also use in the workplace, so it’s worth having a hunt round the office as well and providing recycling facilities for everyday items such as milk bottles, drinks cans and food packaging.
Our Senior Leadership Team co-ordinates our operations across all three Board24 sites; Coalville, Preston and Larkhall. Having decades of industry experience between them, the team are responsible for not only the day-to-day operations, but also shaping the strategic future of the business, the part it plays in the industry, and also in the Logson Group.
The day job might be about manufacturing corrugated board and cases, but we’re also committed to supporting the local communities in which we operate. As a result, we are delighted to announce three new sponsorship agreements for grassroots junior football clubs close to where our three sites, Coalville, Preston and Larkhall are located. All have been suggested by our team members who have children playing in the teams and understand first hand the huge impact sponsorship can have on helping such teams and clubs prosper and continue to provide this valuable community asset.