I am pleased to announce the commissioning of our new office in Paignton, Devon. We have long been established in the South West and frequent trips down the M5 has secured good business for Smartlift. The time has come when we need to offer clients old and new with the peace of mind that we are on the doorstep. So as of the 1st October, Simon White has joined our team and will focus on developing our existing accounts and securing new business to ensure we remain a force in the South West for FIBC’s and other industrial packaging. The sales office in Paignton will be supported by the Head Office in Cambridgeshire who will stock hold and deliver product on a fast track basis. We now are capable of seeing clients ‘same day’ and offering ‘next day’ delivery if required. All in all, a very positive move for our business.

October has also seen some major new accounts for us. Of particular focus has been the animal feed sector with a major UK manufacturer awarding us a long term deal to supply their bespoke FIBC’s. Alongside this we have secured new business in the Food Industry, which extends our portfolio of top end Food Processors / Manufacturers buying their packaging from Smartlift. Our ethos has always been long term relations and that will continue to be the foundation for our growth going forward.

We have also taken a fresh approach to our flood defence range. JACKBOX continues to make impressive strides and is now being sold by the kilometer and we have developed the way we produce the original flood barrier, sandbags. We have taken delivery only last week of our new, bespoke sand bagging machine and are now able to react and fill sandbags quicker than ever before. This machine in unparalleled in its design and will give us an almost immediate return on investment due to the speed and efficiency it offers.

So we head into the last quarter with the positivity and confidence that we need to sustain the impressive results that have gone before.