What’s the most exciting thing about your job?

Helping a team member get the big deal over the line.

Mark Mardel, Sales Director UK and Scandinavia at STOROPACK

Who has inspired you most in your career?

Product Directors, both about to retire.

If you were an item in a warehouse, what would you be?

A fork lift, as I am here, there and everywhere.

If you had your time again, what would you do different?

Learn foreign languages.

What’s your favourite pastime?

Actually being at home.

Do you play a sport, follow a sport or support a team?

No, we had twins and my life was over very quickly!

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s happened in your career?

I knocked the wall over outside our head office with my brand new company car.

Do you have any hidden talents?

According to the wife; making a mess.

Who would be your favourite party guest?

Lenny Henry, love his old stand up sketches and now he is a worldly man with many, many stories, humour and intelligence.

What is the greatest luxury in your life?

Apart from health and family, my outdoor kitchen – I love a proper BBQ.

If you won the Lottery, what would you do?

Retire, buy a bigger house so I could have a bigger outdoor kitchen with a smoker. Then I could cook, and look out past my six car garage with my range of classic cars and an Ariel Nomad, and then over my fields and see my boat looking glorious in the sunshine.

Who or what makes you laugh?

Stupid comments by intelligent people (Clarkson).

What’s your dream holiday?

Cuba, I have been there several times and would love to go again.

What’s your favourite music album?

“Disappear” by an Austrailian Band called Tonight Alive.

What’s your favourite movie or Netflix series?

The Green Mile.

What would be your advice to someone thinking about coming into the industry (apart from “don’t do it”)?

The industry doesn’t matter, just be the best person you can!


Storopack is an international, family-run, leading system supplier and service provider for flexible, tailored in-the-box protective packaging. Offering ranges made from renewable and responsibly sourced products. Storopack’s comprehensive service, individual consulting, in-depth product knowledge, and industry know-how helps the customer to optimise their packaging processes and develop the protective packaging solution best suited to their individual needs.

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