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Paddock Wood's Steller Packing MD Harem Kamishi starts company transformation

The new owners of independent UK contract packing company, Steller Packing have spoken for the first time about the steps they are taking to rebuild the business.

Harem Kamishi, previously owner of a recruitment business that had supplied Stellar Packing with contract staff for the past 10 years, became managing director in November after leading a successful buy out of the company.

The decision secured the future of 30 permanent jobs and over 100 temporary jobs but also prompted the start of an overhaul of the company which had slipped into administration earlier that month.

Harem Kamishi (6410377)
Harem Kamishi (6410377)

That has been led by a new management team, including Julian Williams-Dalson, previously head of operations at ABP UK Ltd and group operations director at Anglo Dutch Meats.

He will have complete oversight of operations as site director, leading a complete review of how Steller Packing is run – from sales and production, to HR, finance and technical matters.

Harem Kamishi, MD, said: “Companies don’t go into administration without good reason and it was clear there were policies and procedures and decisions being made that sadly ultimately led to that result. We are putting that right.

Julian Williams-Dalson (6410389)
Julian Williams-Dalson (6410389)

Mr Williams-Dalson added: “I’m driven by success and can see a great opportunity here. We have got the right experience in situ, the right people looking at the product who care about the product and who care about the customers.That’s the starting point on which the management team and I are now looking to build.”

Steller has operated for more than 20 years with clients in sectors including print, gifts, beauty and food and drink.

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