He has a strong technical print knowledge, with previous roles and experience in production, operational and technical management positions for Sparkprint/SE Labels, Skanem UK and more recently at Reflex Labels.

His appointment will free up Vince Hughes, whom will take up his new role as operations manager for the site in order to support the growth of the business and for product development to enter into new markets.

Former sales & operations director Tim Pattison has also been elevated to managing director for the UK after 25 years’ service. This organisational change is part of the Interket Group strategy which is shaping all of the European manufacturing sites into a solution focused trend setter.

In addition to the “bread and butter” label printing service, they provide a more dynamic and technological ethos, which is developing at the Danish owned print group. With the recent launch of “i-printed” a multi-faceted security label offer that can be linked to smartphone devices and the continued investment in several digital presses Interket are poised for change.

Pattison said. “Simon joins us at a pivotal time in our business. His track record, technical knowledge and passion for continually raising the bar in print quality whilst achieving production efficiency will be a real asset to our management team.”

He continued: “I am aware of Simon’s industry success in colour management projects delivered across many sites for Skanem. The ability to manage such a complex challenge did not go unnoticed.”

Burge added. “I am thrilled to join Tim and the team at Interket UK. The future vision for the group is mouth-watering, and I am keen to play a part in the UK contribution.”