REELdebate with Nick Kirby Chief Executive of Swanline Group and co-founding partner of the world’s first sustainable energy generation facility, fuelled by organic waste!
Nick is a modest, super-connected person who is one of the most respected people in the packaging sector. Integrity, curiosity, and tenacity have kept him and his businesses at the cutting edge of change within the POS display and packaging sectors.
Nick is a highly experienced director having held senior roles at Kirby Cartons PLC, Rexam PLC and SCA Packaging. He is the Chief Executive of Swanline Group, and highly active in the print sector working with several industry associations, including CPI, FESPA UK and SPA.
Nick is also one of the founding partners of CorrBoard Bioenergy, the world’s first sustainable energy generation facility. Fuelled by organic waste to provide heat and power for the circular economy and manufacture of CorrBoard UK’s corrugated sheet board.
In a career spanning more than 40 years, Nick has gained a wealth of industry knowledge. Pushing the boundaries of what is possible in renewable energy, sustainable materials, packaging, and display markets.
Known for making his work accessible to the packaging and print industry, Nick recognises team spirit as being fundamental to his achievements.
Dedicated to progress, he believes investing in and motivating his team is key, “in one form or another we all have hidden talents” he says. “I am a firm believer that exceptional communication and engagement with employees both encourages and motivates them to achieve excellent results, whilst feeling good about their careers and futures.”
Listen in to find out what Nick thinks about the future of sustainable packaging, talks about his experience as CEO of Swanline, and on becoming a founding partner of Corrboard UK, the worlds first sustainable energy generation facility.
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