Despite being offered roles at multinational organisations, a young graduate chose to apply his proven entrepreneurial skills by joining the burgeoning sales force at returnable packaging innovator Loadhog.
Appointed as a new Loadhog sales manager, 22-year-old Arran Dixon had created three companies after gaining four A-levels. The first was a stationery supplier, which saved money for his current employer, and then he set up a marketing and branding company after rebranding a website for one of his stationery customers.
Running these companies helped to fund his way through Manchester University after Arran decided this was the best way forward. Whilst studying for a degree in enterprise and human resource management, Arran helped to create an award-winning food business as part of a module.
Guildford-born and now living in Sheffield, Arran now focuses on promoting the company’s wide range of returnable packaging products. He still runs his stationery business and looks to save money for Loadhog and also Gripple, its parent company.
Arran said: “I learnt a great deal when running the companies and chose to join Loadhog because, as an employee-owned business, everyone feels a sense of belonging and responsibility.
“Short term, I aim to capitalise on the potential within the packaging market. In the future I want to be in a position where my decisions affect the business by helping to exploit opportunities and grow the business.”
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