Demonstrating continued investment in employee development, leading packaging manufacturer Coveris is pleased to recognise the achievements of twelve members of staff following the completion of Leadership Development Training.


Delivered by The Manufacturing Institute, Coveris’ Leadership Development Training is a bespoke course designed to enhance leadership skills, effective communication, knowledge of lean manufacturing and overall performance as a manager. Providing a practical toolkit and the opportunity to share experience with colleagues, the six week course was completed by members of staff from a range of sites and departments in Coveris’ Labels and Boards division, including production, studio (artwork) and internal sales.


Delegates completed the course by showcasing to their mentor and the division’s Senior Leadership Team their learnings and how they have started to be successfully implemented.


Michaela Van Noordt, HR Manager for Coveris’ Labels and Board division said: “Coveris’ Leadership Development Training is a valuable opportunity for staff to develop their leadership skills and communication in a practical way. With renowned education and training body The Manufacturing Institute, the course is shaped around our continuous development, operational excellence and lean manufacturing principles supported by mentors within the business.”


Quality Control Supervisor at Coveris’ UK head office in Spalding, Anthony Bretten, added: “Completing the leadership training has been very rewarding and I immediately began to use the knowledge and skills gained. I’ve already started to see the benefits of better communication within my team and the wider business, more engagement in problem solving and improvements in our processes and performance.”


Congratulations to Coveris delegates and thanks to their mentors:




Anthony Bretten

Spalding (Head Office)

Richard Markham

Dave Brown

St Neots

Stephen Fearns

Andrew Bull

Spalding (Enterprise Way)

Rick Hull

Jade Greenwood

Spalding (Enterprise Way)

Dawn Brierley

Mark Houlden

Boston (Lealand Way)

Lee Burdass

Ivars Lazdins

Spalding (Enterprise Way)

Jamie King

Michael Moule


Trevor Storr

Paul Oglesbee

Boston (Lealand Way)

Lee Burdass

Trevor Simpson

Boston (Tenens Way)

Mark Ellis

Andrew Stratton

Spalding (Head Office)

Richard Markham

Neil Stubbs

Boston (Tenens Way)

Andrew Wiltshire

Graeme Swindon


Andy Hedley


Leadership Development Training is one of a number of development opportunities offered through the Coveris Development Programme. Coveris recently announced fourteen employees have been recognised with Lean Fellowship Awards by The Manufacturing Institute following the completion of an Accelerated Route to Lean (ATRL) course with accompanying lean fellowship project. Find out more here (include link to story). In total, 155 members of staff from Coveris’ Labels and Board division participated in training and development courses during 2018.


Coveris will be highlighting further career and development opportunities on social media during National Careers Week from 4 – 9 March and National Apprenticeship Week from 4 – 8 March 2019. Follow our social media channels here: