Stadium Packing News
North East Company Helps International Firms Grow
12 January 2012
A leading North East export company has appointed a talented young linguist - who is now learning Mandarin - to help its customers grow their businesses worldwide.
Stadium Packing Services, based in Swalwell, stores and packs products for export around the world for companies across the region.
Stadium has now employed 25-year-old Samantha Edwards, from Whitley Bay, who is already fluent in French and Spanish - as well as having a good knowledge of a number of other languages including Arabic - as its major products coordinator.
With a masters degree in Security and Intelligence, as well as experience working alongside Northumbria and Thames Valley police, Sam had been heading for a career in the military. But - after an initial temporary contract at Stadium - decided the role there was a perfect match for her organisational and linguistic skills.
She said: "For me, Stadium ticks all the boxes and coming to work each day gives me a real buzz. The role of major projects coordinator demands someone who is organised and meticulous - attention to detail in the packing industry is absolutely vital. I work alongside an experienced team with a continual drive to improve - as such, the service we provide is completely customer focused.
"Part of my role is to oversee and help deliver a series of new production processes and management systems tailored to meet our customers' requirements. To do this effectively and within a challenging timescale, I am coordinating an experienced team to ensure every phase has been carefully thought through and is delivered seamlessly."
She continued: "Other aspects of my role involve liaising with our customers and their suppliers to allow Stadium to receive and pack cargo on their behalf. Stadium ships cargo worldwide and door to door, so when asked to help a customer give specific delivery requirements to a foreign contractor my linguistic skills prove to be invaluable."
Stadium works with a large number of organisations from a variety of sectors - aerospace, military, commercial, automotive, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and defence - packing objects of any size to ensure safe transportation across land, sea and air.
Stadium Packing Services general manager Brian Smith said: "Stadium has embarked upon a structured programme of introducing the latest technology into various aspects of the business, ensuring our service to the customer remains unsurpassed and competitive.
"With the support of a highly experienced team, Samantha's organisational skills and structured approach make her the ideal person to drive our projects.
"Having someone on board with languages is also ideal for our company - we deal with organisations across the globe and our relationships are strengthened on the basis we can work with them in their own language."
Contact Andrew Lambert MDA on 01670 785 000 / 07515 350 110