Northampton, UK (09 March 2022) – Cadman Capital Group, the independent private equity investment firm, has appointed Dale Houlston as the new Managing Director of its packaging businesses, following the Group’s significant growth within the industry.
Dale, who joins the business with over 35 years of experience in print and packaging focused roles, will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Group’s three packaging businesses, including Lincolnshire-based Norpol Packaging and Burbridge Packaging, as well as the more recently acquired Cheshire Polythene.
Since starting his career, Dale has held management positions at a variety of print and packaging businesses, including a 15-year appointment as Director of commercial printer, Impact (Boston) Limited and, more recently, as Managing Director of Guardian Press. Through these senior appointments, Dale has built extensive experience in business ownership and the management of multi-site operations, both of which will be instrumental to his work at Cadman.
Commenting on his appointment, Dale Houlston said: “This opportunity is a natural progression in my career and I am thrilled to join the Cadman Capital Group in the role of Managing Director of Packaging. Over the past 18 months, the business has not only entered the packaging industry, but has also built on this with rapid growth, making it a hugely exciting business to be a part of. I am committed to ensuring all of the packaging businesses, as well as the portfolio as a whole, continues to progress at an accelerated pace, alongside developing the business structure and improving internal processes.”
James Dinsdale, CEO of the Cadman Capital Group added: “Dale is a terrific appointment for us as we look to improve and add value to our packaging businesses. Whilst Norpol Packaging, Burbridge Packaging and Cheshire Polythene are well-established within the industry, we have identified the opportunity to implement operational improvements, product development and increased efficiency across the businesses. I am looking forward to working with Dale and I am excited to see our packaging businesses flourish under his leadership.”
Cadman Capital Group first entered the packaging market in 2020, with the joint purchase of Norpol Packaging and Burbridge Packaging. The acquisition of specialist packager, Cheshire Polythene completed in August 2021, increasing the Group’s market share, and expanding its geographical footprint within the industry.