Ian Jamie, Managing Director at Staeger Clear Packaging is an entrepreneur at heart and has founded a number of businesses. Clear Packaging was founded by Ian in 1991. But since 2009, it’s been producing acetate boxes and packaging under the current name – Staeger Clear Packaging – as part of a merger with Staeger & Co AG tek.
For a while, the company had seen immense success. However, with Staeger’s business model being so reliant on the use of plastic, securing contracts had become increasingly difficult in the last few years. Even despite Staeger using sustainable plastic made from water bottle waste.
Whilst Ian Jamie is fully aware of and sensitive to the immense challenges that the COVID-19 crisis has posed to people’s lives and businesses, for Staeger Clear Packaging it has presented an opportunity to reemerge on the market.
When the crisis first started, the company were given an opportunity to relaunch the direction in which they were heading. In an interview for The Leaders Council, Ian recounted: “We sat around a table and asked ‘why don’t we look at visors?’ And we designed a few of them. [Shortly after] we were fortunate in that a few of the National Health Trusts took them on in quite big quantities. And so, we pivoted away from acetate packaging to producing these visors, which has kept us incredibly busy for the last three months.”
Staeger Clear Packaging is one of a few businesses that have been fortunate enough to not have to furlough any employees. And the future is looking bright for Staeger having recently secured a big contract with the National Health Service.
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