Jeremy Haydn-Davies has retired after 18 years with Sirane

SIRANE has bid farewell to sales director Jeremy Haydn-Davies, who has taken a well-earned retirement after 18 years with the company.

Jeremy was the first person employed by the company when it was founded in 2003, joining before the company had even launched.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “Jeremy has been an integral part of the company since its inception, and will be sorely missed.

“He will be missed as both a colleague and a friend, and the part he played in building Sirane to being the company it is now, employing more than 300 people, simply cannot be quantified.

“It was Jeremy’s sales acumen and knowledge that got us our first customers and built the platform for Sirane to become what it is now, and he leaves a company he helped build from scratch, which is now a company with a global presence and major player in the market.”

Karl Heggarty has been promoted to global sales manager.

Simon added: “While replacing Jeremy’s knowledge and experience is virtually impossible, Karl is the person to continue to take Sirane forwards, especially as the company grows into new areas.”

“I know Karl will have learnt lots from Jeremy, as have so many people at Sirane, and I am sure exciting times lie ahead for the company.”

Earthpouch - Skinner's chose our plastic-free pouch for their new dog treats range

A UK pet food brand which packs dog treats in our plastic-free & recyclable Earthpouches has been shortlisted for a top award.

Heritage pet food brand Skinner’s is one of 5 finalists in the Sustainability Awards 2021 in the bio-based packaging category.

Skinner’s have been shortlisted alongside Fibers 365 GmbH (Recovering functional, carbon negative, virgin fibres); Huhtamaki & McDonalds (fibre-based beverage and sundae cups to replace existing PS and PET packaging); Mi Terro (ocean degradable and home compostable flexible packaging), and Timeplast (programmable, water-soluble bio-based resin substitute for polyolefins in single-use applications).

Winners will be announced at Fachpack, Nuremberg, on September 29.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “Skinner’s have a great product, and have made sustainability a core part of their business moving forwards, so it is great news that they have been shortlisted for this award.

“They are in there with some big names, which shows how tough even making the final 5 is in these awards as they are very popular.”

Skinner’s launched their new range of dog treats in March, choosing to pack their product in our award-winning Earthpouch.

The three new products have been added to their Field & Trial range to coincide with a rebranding of the whole range and the moving of all their pet food into more sustainable, recyclable packaging.

The three Skinner’s dog treats packed in Earthpouch are:

·        Dental & Digestive Dog Treats - Peppermint & charcoal

·        Joint & Conditioning Dog Treats – With salmon oil

·        Dog Training Treats - Rich in chicken protein

Having decided all their packaging needed to be recyclable, Skinner’s began using Earthpouch for dry food, and TetraPak for their wet food.

Skinner’s, a seventh-generation family-owned pet food supplier, provide pet food for working dogs – and the packs include original artwork by Angela Harding which fits with their ‘born to be outdoors’ motto.

The company has been manufacturing pet food for 50 years.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “Skinner’s new pouches look great, the designs are very eye-catching, and have successful portrayed the heritage of the brand, while giving them a modern look.

“Dry pet food snacks are the perfect product for Earthpouch – and there really is no need for products like this to be in plastic anymore.

“It was great to see a brand like Skinner’s take the decision to move away from plastics to a more sustainable, eco-friendly packaging, and I am sure being shortlisted helps reinforce that they made the right decision.

“I wish them luck at the finals in September – they deserve to win.”

Earthpouch is a plastic-free, recyclable stand-up pouch. A water-based coating gives the required barrier, and the whole pouch when finished with can simply be put into the paper recycling stream.

It’s also suitable for many other products including: chocolate and confectionery; bakery products; tea and coffee; vitamins and nutritional supplements; granola; porridge oats, and much more.

Sirane has four main divisions: food packaging; medical & healthcare; horticultural and industrial. The company is based in Telford, Shropshire, with two additional sites in the UK, plus additional manufacturing in Guadalajara (Mexico), and Moscow (Russia).


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