The Packaging Innovations 30 under 30 celebrates the best young talent working in the world of packaging. The award recognises both those with great potential to become industry leaders and those who have already achieved great things within the sector.
Sophie is employed at Complete Co-packing Services as a Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator and she is supported by ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre at Cardiff Metropolitan University as a Project HELIX Marketing Affiliate. Sophie is responsible for all aspects of the company’s marketing including social media management, marketing campaigns and tools and event organisation. In addition, Sophie also deals with customer sales enquiries and building relationships with new and existing customers.
Sophie Thomas said: “it’s a real honour to have won this award after just one year working in the packaging industry. I have really enjoyed working with clients to take projects through from concept to production and then onto the retailer’s shelves. I hope that this is the start of a long career in the packaging industry.”
Jeff Parry, Business Development Manager, Complete Co-packing Services said: “Sophie is a real asset to the team at Complete Co-packing and she thoroughly deserves this award. During the time she has been with us, she has really been able to put her marketing skills to good use in the packaging industry”.
Project HELIX’s Knowledge Transfer Scheme employs part-funded technical and sales and marketing affiliates and embeds them in Welsh food and drink manufacturing with full support from ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre. The scheme is funded through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.