Parkside International has made several corporate announcements as it strengthens its position as the UK’s third largest flexible packaging manufacturer.

The company, which posted a £1.5M profit in the last financial year and makes flexible packaging for many leading global consumer brands from two Yorkshire factories and a plant in Poland, has strengthened its board with two new appointments, and appointed Yorkshire Bank its leading UK bank.

Paul Below joins as group finance director, replacing Chris Jessop, who becomes group commercial director, and William Mills as a non-executive director. Yorkshire Bank’s appointment marks a return to the financial services provider that funded the company 10 years ago on its stock market flotation. The bank has already provided Parkside with a UK funding package totalling over £20M.

Chief executive Geoffrey Stewart says: “We have made it clear the group intends building a leading European position in the flexible packaging industry, capitalising on our enviable technical reputation, outstanding European production facilities and customer relationships.