AFTER another record-breaking year, Cleveland Containers has appointed Richard Gray as their new Strategic Commercial Director.

With over 11 years of sales experience, Richard is set to help spearhead their long-term business development plans.

Johnathan Bulmer, managing director of Cleveland Containers, said: “We’re delighted to announce that we’ve expanded our team once again. Richard is an invaluable addition to our already strong team of directors and we’re excited to see how he helps the business progress.”

Richard’s main priority is to take the sales team to the next level and bring in new, large accounts for the team. With big names on their books already, Richard is keen to help their number of top tier clients grow.

Richard said: “There are two elements I look for from a potential employer: I want to work with the best and learn from the best.

“What sets Cleveland Containers apart from its competitors is they are constantly evolving. We aren't reinventing the wheel; we just refuse to take our foot off the gas.”

Over the last 12 months, Cleveland Containers has successfully developed its business by improving on and expanding the services it provides.

In the financial year ending February 2022, the company achieved a record-breaking turnover of £60m, growing the business by 65.2 per cent in just one year. This followed the promotion of four members of the senior team to company directors, putting Cleveland Containers in a stronger position to grow into new areas in the coming years.