Accrol Papers (Accrol), a leading manufacturer of soft tissue products, has announced the appointment of Peter Cheung as Non-Executive Chairman.
The Blackburn-based business is one of Europe’s largest independent converters of soft tissue products, with annual turnover exceeding £100m and manufacturing capacity in excess of 80,000 tonnes per annum. It produces a wide range of household and away from home tissue products for leading retailers and service providers from its purpose-built production facilities.
As a chartered management accountant, Peter has a strong commercial and operational background and brings 20 years’ Board level experience to his new role at Accrol. He has previously held senior executive roles at Fort James Paper Corporation, AM Paper, TMD and Jemella Group branded as “ghd”
Peter Cheung said: “Accrol is an excellent business in a very exciting stage of growth. I have significant experience in this sector, and I am looking forward to working alongside the management team and NorthEdge to grow and develop the business further.”
Majid Hussain MBE, CEO of Accrol Papers, said: “We’re very pleased to have Peter on board with the company – he is an incredibly experienced individual who understands the sector we are operating in and who will no doubt bring enormous benefit to the business.”
In July this year Accrol received backing from NorthEdge Capital, the private equity firm focused on investing in businesses in the North of England. The investment has allowed the business to accelerate its expansion programme to increase capacity and support further growth, job creation and product development.
Since July, the business has extended the site to install new machinery, introducing an additional production line that has further increased its manufacturing capacity. 2015 will see the introduction of two more production lines, with further job creation.