Durham Box appoints new general manager
21 November 2023
Leading corrugated packaging manufacturer, Durham Box, has announced the appointment of Percy Sowden as the company's new general manager. With a background in engineering and manufacturing, Percy brings a wealth of experience and a forward-thinking approach to the role.
His career began in engineering where he amassed over 25 years of experience in various engineering and project management positions. Percy's transition into the manufacturing sector came 12 years ago when he joined Nissan Motor Manufacturing. Subsequently, he ventured into the corrugated packaging industry, working with several companies in the UK and across the Middle East, gaining exposure to diverse industries, cultures and work methodologies.
In his new role, Percy will be responsible for the day-to-day management of site activities, with a strong focus on future-proofing the business in terms of process optimisation, strategic investments and staff development. His vision for Durham Box aligns with the company's continued growth and success.
"Durham Box has grown significantly over recent years and is in a strong position to continue that growth,” commented Percy. “It is a good solid business and is a great place to work. Having a diverse background from different industries, I bring a broad range of expertise to the team and will be looking to build a short, medium and long-term plan around how we manage operational excellence and business growth.”
Dan Morris, Durham Box’s managing director added: “We are delighted to welcome Percy to our team where his experience will play a key role in shaping the next stage of our growth. I look forward to seeing him make a difference in his role, helping to build the foundations for the business to thrive as we continue to expand in the years to come.”
Based in County Durham, Durham Box is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of corrugated packaging, servicing large-scale accounts across multiple markets, particularly within the FMCG sector. In June 2023, the Logson Group, the UK’s largest independent supplier of corrugated packaging, acquired a majority shareholding in Durham Box.
To find out more about Durham Box visit www.durhambox.co.uk.