nick-james.jpgWhat’s the most exciting thing about your job?
The constant drive to find new efficiencies for our customers and to work with them to provide the perfect solution for thier returnable transit packaging.

What time do you get to work, and how long do you work each day?
If I am in the office I normally arrive at 8am and work until about 6.30pm. If I am travelling, the hours will be to suit the requirements of the meetings.

If you were an item in a warehouse, what would you be?
A Big Box. Big, hard wearing, dependable and it does exactly what it says on the tin!

If you had to do it all over again, what would you do different?
Nothing at all. No regrets – but a few learning experiences!

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you at work?
I crashed two company cars in my first two weeks as a salesman! Having to come in and explain that to my boss was pretty bad.

What would be your advice to someone thinking about coming into the industry (apart from “don’t do it”)?
Learn the company, learn the product and be open and honest in all your communications.

Who or what makes you laugh?
The Simpsons and the late Bernie Mac

Do you have any hidden talents?
I tend to make everyone well aware of the few talents I have!

Who would be your favourite party guest?
Tiger Woods – just to find out what it takes to be that good.

What is the greatest luxury in your life?
A house in the South of Spain for holidays and relaxation for my family. Not to mention a place to go for golfing weekends!

What was your favourite hospitality jolly?
A box at the Millenium Stadium was always good fun.

What’s your dream holiday destination?
I have been very lucky and been able to travel the world but the one place I would love to go is to the Seychelles.

What are your three favourite movies of all time?

  1. The Last Samurai
  2. Once Were Warriors
  3. The Big Lebowski

What’s your favourite pastime?
Spending time with my 6 month old daughter and playing golf, although not both at the same time – yet!

If you won the Lottery, what would you do?
Spend an obscene amount of money on me, my friends and my family, then buy and transform failing businesses for a living.

About Your Company – A brief description:
As global market leader in the field of plastic packaging systems, Schoeller Arca Systems is committed to helping customers reduce their overall logistics costs and use packaging to enhance their brand. Combining a global presence with fruitful local partnerships in over 50 countries, we provide reliable, high quality plastic packaging systems and services to a diverse range of industries. Beverages, automotive, agriculture, retail and postal services, to name a few.

When it comes to plastic packaging systems, you won’t find a more innovative and experienced development partner!

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