Last month we celebrated 25 years of service from Business Development Manager, Andy Murray. Andy’s commitment and efforts were recognised in an informal presentation where he received a gift from Parafix for his valued contribution to the company.
Andy began his time at Parafix, back in October 1991, as a Machine Operator, later to work in Customer Services and Estimating, before moving into his current role as Business Development Manager for our Defence, Aerospace and Industrial markets.
Andy has seen Parafix grow and diversify during this time and transforming from a £1m to £11m business.
Andy said of his time at Parafix: “I can’t quite believe I left school and walked into Parafix as a 16 year old and 25 years later am still here. I can honestly say I’ve loved every minute of that time and am proud of the contribution I’ve made across the four different roles I’ve worked in. Parafix is a great company to work for and I will always be grateful for the opportunities given to me which have enabled me to learn new skills and to develop both personally and professionally.
“My current business development role is challenging, exciting and rewarding in equal measure and gives me the opportunity to work closely with colleagues throughout the company, to continue to provide interesting and innovative solutions to our customers. Whilst to many of my customers I am the face of Parafix, I couldn’t do my job half as well without the much appreciated support of my colleagues, it’s a huge team effort.
“I find it very rewarding to visit a customer to discuss a new application and to then later see their part being produced in the factory, knowing the role I played in bringing that to fruition. Thanks to all my colleagues, customers and suppliers I’ve worked with over the last 25 years. Here’s to the next 25 years!”
Parafix has a history of very low staff turnover and see this as a strength in the adhesive tape converting industry, due to the technical expertise required. This loyalty and dedication from employees has helped Parafix achieve many successes during our 40+ years.