New Staff Appointments at Forum!

Forum reinforces its management structure with new staff appointments.

Mark Larner – Purchasing and Product Development Manager

Following the recent management buyout, Mark Larner (left), Purchasing and Product Development Manager, has been appointed to the Senior Management Team.

Over a two year period, whilst carrying out his Print Manager role, Mark had been successful in increasing the Company’s preprint sales and, in May 2017, he was promoted to the role of Product Development Manager on a permanent basis.  Mark is responsible for increasing Forum’s sales in the preprint area, as well as being able to develop other products and development ideas with our existing/new customers, bringing more opportunities and potential new markets to Forum in the future.

In August 2017, following the recent Management buyout, Mark agreed to take on the leadership of the purchasing team. This is an extremely important area to the business and with Marks assistance in negotiation of new contracts, it will prove to be an invaluable role to Forum.  Mark brings a wealth of experience to the team and his enthusiasm and commitment will be a real asset to helping drive the business forward.

If you wish to contact Mark regarding Preprint, Product Development or Purchasing, please don’t hesitate to contact him directly.

Steve Bark – Print Manager

Following Mark’s internal role development, Steve Bark (right) was promoted to Print Manager within the Print Department and has taken on the responsibility and management of the Department. Steve has been with the company for over 25 years working mainly in the print department as operator and Team Leader. The position of Print Manager is a natural career progression for Steve from print Team Leader. Forum wishes Steve all the very best for this challenging but rewarding stage in his career.

Adam Hanford – Conversion Manager

After successful interview, Forum are delighted to announce the new appointment of Adam Hanford (centre) to the role of Conversion Manager. Over the next coming months Adam will be working closely with Martin Pagram, Site Manager, assisting with restructuring and training requirements of the department, and looking closely at KPI data, quality control, performance, health and safety, and the general organisation and efficiencies of the conversion teams. Adam will also be working closely with print, engineering and despatch teams to improve operational performance overall. Forum wishes Adam well in his new role as he faces fresh challenges ahead.


" We are proud of our team at Forum Packaging for their commitment and determination to help the company develop and grow. "

Jo Topley - HR Manager

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