Sectors

Established for over 25 years, Harrison Scott Associates is the largest recruitment company in the UK in print, packaging and paper. We have watched these industries develop and diversify over the years to evolve with technological advancements and meet the needs of the ever-changing market place.

We at Harrison Scott Associates have recognised the need to continuously grow our service offering alongside the market to cover all major sectors within our specialist industries.

Our highly experienced consultants are experts in understanding client and candidate requirements within their designated fields to make well-informed and long-lasting introductions for all levels of roles.

Commercial Print

Commercial print is the longest standing industry we serve within the print and packaging industry, allowing us to develop an enviable database spanning more than 25 years. Our unique database contains information of some on the commercial print sector’s longest standing and most respected servers in the commercial print sector, from lithographic printers and estimators to sales executives and account managers.
A significant number of board appointments have been made in Commercial Print over the years.
Commercial printers encompass the production of marketing materials from flyers and brochures through to catalogues and other forms of printed communication, making it the highest volume printing process and an integral part of the industry. Harrison Scott has played an important role in recruiting some of the commercial print sector’s key players.

Sector Manager: George Thompson

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Digital Print

The digital print sector has grown enormously over the past 10 years. Digital printing is the method of printing from a digital-based image directly to a variety of media. It allows for on-demand printing, short turnaround time, and modification of the printed image used for each impression.
Whether you are a digital print operator, a finisher, or someone of a managerial level, or if you are looking to recruit someone in a digital print role, our specialist team will be on hand to help.
Through our unique recruitment methods, we have an enviable network of both candidates and clients within the digital print sector to meet your requirements.

Sector Manager: George Thompson

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Direct Mail & Transactional Mail

Transactional Mail (TM) is a way of confirming a transaction, providing an overview of recent activity and prompting further action from a customer. Although transactional mail isn’t primarily used for marketing purposes, it is still important for companies to provide a personalised experience to further develop customer relationships, so variable data printing can be used to address each piece of transactional mail to each customer by name.
Direct Mail (DM) is a type of marketing in which businesses send letters, postcards or other promotional materials to past, current or potential customers. Direct Mail campaigns may be targeted to either a consumer, business or both.
The Direct Mail industry has recently been handed a boost following the new GDPR legislation allowing companies to contact consumers by post without gaining explicit consent.
Recognised by major corporations as being one of the most effective and profitable ways of reaching out to new and existing customers, the direct mailing industry now significantly contributes to our activities.
An increased in direct and transactional mailing activity has resulted in a surge in demand for recruitment within these sectors. Our specialised team works with some of the key organisations within the DM & TM sectors to appoint pivotal directorial roles.

Sector Manager: George Thompson

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Large Format

The beauty of large format printing is that it enables you the luxury of a greater area to work with – printing banners, posters, wallpapers, murals and more. Their wide images and texts make large format prints an effective marketing tool, thus creating greater impact and attracting more customers.
We have seen an increase in demand for large format, therefore our highly knowledgeable team ensure that they remain up to date with the techniques and capabilities of large format printing.
We service all roles within this sector including Large Format Print Operators, Print Finishers, Artworkers and PrePess Operators, as well as sales and account managers and directors.

Sector Manager: George Thompson

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Point of Sale

Creating customer awareness of a product, printed point of sale displays (POS) play a vital role in the retail environment. In the field of print and graphics, it is essential that point of sale displays are printed to the highest quality, ensuring captivation of its target audience.
Our POS recruitment specialists have a strong understanding of the technical aspects behind designing, producing and installing display graphics to help you find exactly what you are looking for.
We work with some of some of the Printed Point of Sale sector’s key players filling both structural designer and creative designer roles all the way to directorship positions.

Sector Manager: George Thompson

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Exhibition

At Harrison Scott, our team of expert consultants work with some of the UK's Largest Custom Build Exhibition Groups. Specialising in exhibition stand design, production and installation of exhibition stands, these company’s cutting edge and bespoke products are exhibited at events all around the world.
We recruit many sales professionals whose job is to take customers through the process, liaise with the design studio and 3D render department to create engaging exhibition stands for a wide variety of clients. We also recruit 2D and 3D exhibition designers, whose skills include CAD and Adobe Creative Suite, to produce exhibition stand layouts for some top brands.

Sector Manager: George Thompson

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Packaging Repro

Our clients within the packaging repro sector have an in-depth knowledge of print processes, packaging materials and graphic capabilities, which include artwork, prepress and image carrier services, streamlining the technical design process, consistently producing superior quality packaging with quick turnarounds.
Just like us, our clients and candidates within the packaging graphics sector are committed to excellence, eager to embrace new concepts and technologies, to create unique solutions for all partners.
Harrison Scott’s team of experts within the packaging graphics sector recruit many artworkers, repro operators, pre-press operators and project managers who become the backbone behind some of the world’s most recognised brands.

Sector Manager: Greg Nelson

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Packaging Development/Technology

One of our most historic accolades within the Packaging Industry is the strength of our relationship within the Packaging Development & Technology sector. This specialist field has allowed us to expand our reach beyond the Packaging & Print Industries, entering into the FMCG & Blue Chip world, allowing us to provide the interface for Packaging & Print consuming companies with their suppliers.
Product and packaging development requires detailed knowledge of products, packaging and the distribution environment, as well as the interaction between them. This knowledge is obtained by measuring the distribution environment, carrying out product durability and packaging tests, and in-depth materials expertise to develop the most suitable packaging solutions.
Packaging technologists are playing critical roles throughout the supply chain more than they ever have done before. As the industry continues to evolve, it is less of an added-value and more of an expectation for packaging development specialists to hold integrated positions with their counterparts to proactively create solutions to challenges.
If you are a Packaging Technologist, Packaging Development Manager or Global Packaging Manager/Director not already connected with us, we would love to hear from you. Or, if you are looking to fill a Packaging Development/Technology role and in need of assistance to help you find the best possible packaging development candidates in the field, then we would take delight in showing you why clients opt for Harrison Scott as a first choice.

Sector Manager: Greg Nelson

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Corrugated Packaging

Corrugated Packaging started as the primary focus within Harrison Scott’s Packaging Division over 20 years ago, making us one of the longest established and most knowledgeable recruiters in the corrugated packaging sector. The size and scope of our client and candidate database reflect the longevity of this service within the market.
Conventional Packaging, Heavy Duty Packaging, Transit Packaging, Shelf Ready Packaging, Point of Sale and most recently e-commerce are just a select few forms of Corrugated Packaging produced by our clients across the UK.
Our Corrugated Packaging department covers everything, from the design to the printing and building of the corrugated packaging.
Gluers, Folders, Cut and Crease Operators and Packaging Designers are a handful of roles we recruit for within this division.
Harrison Scott has an outstanding track for recruiting some of the most highly recognised individuals in the Corrugated Packaging sector and has worked with market leading Corrugated Packaging Manufacturers.

Sector Manager: Greg Nelson

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Folding Carton Packaging

Embarking on its journey over 20 years ago, the Carton Packaging division was one of the first pockets of the packaging industry that Harrison Scott recruited for, giving us the accolade of being one of the most established and most respected recruitment service suppliers in the Printed Folding Carton manufacturing sector. Our longevity in the Carton Packaging sector has given us the opportunity to deal with the key players within the market and having the honour of recruiting many of the sector’s finest candidates.
A Carton is a form of packaging made of paperboard or corrugated fibreboard. The process involves folding carton made of paperboard/corrugated fibreboard that is printed, laminated, cut, then folded and glued before transport to packagers. From food packaging through to bottle boxes Carton Packaging is prominent in retail.
We fill vacancies and recruit candidates within in all Carton Packaging’s markets, including Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics, Toiletries and others.

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Sector Manager: Greg Nelson

Labels

With the company’s original focusing on Print, Printed Labels is the most established packaging discipline served by Harrison Scott. Throughout a quarter of a century we have worked with the major players of the industry and with this length of service, we have established relationships with the best people the Printed Labels market has to offer.
The need for printed labels is not limited to just one industry - it services the FMCG sector, healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture, apparels, and automotive. The integration of digital technology with existing label printing techniques is bringing huge changes to all sectors.
Our team of specialised consultants work with some of the biggest names within the Label Packaging Industry who produce vast types of labels for some of the biggest global brands, from shrink sleeve labels to self-adhesive, wash-off labels plus wet glue labels, pressure-sensitive labels and many more.
As specialist Recruiters within the Printed Labels industry, we cover all Technical, Production and Sales focused roles.
Whether you are a Label Sales Specialist, a Packaging Artworker, a Label Print Press Operator, or someone of a more senior level including a Production Manager/Director or Operations Manager/Director, our team are here to help you find your dream job or best matched candidate.

Sector Manager: Greg Nelson

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Rigid Plastic Containers & Closures

Soon after our Packaging Division established itself in the Paper & Board side of the industry nearly 20 years ago, we began to develop or connections in Rigid Plastic Containers and Closures nearly 20 years ago. We deal with vacancies and candidates across all levels of the Plastic Container industry, including Injection moulding, blow moulding and thermoforming plastic packaging & closure sectors.
The rigid container sector includes bottles, cans, aerosol containers, jars and many more forms of plastic packaging for the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and industrial industries.
Rigid plastic and flexible plastic packaging products account for a large share in the Containers and Packaging market.
Should you be a Plastic Packaging Designer, Sales Executive of Plastic Packaging, a Sales Manager/Director or Managing Director looking for a career move, or looking to fill a role within the Plastic Packaging sector, then please contact our team. Our consultants are fully equipped with specific knowledge in Rigid Plastic Packaging & Closures Industry to assist you.

Sector Manager: Greg Nelson

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General Packaging

Throughout Harrison Scott’s developmental process within the packaging industry, we thought it was essential to identify and target other specialist markets, making our service offering to the Packaging Industry complete. Our recruitment services also include Glass Packaging, Metal Packaging, Aerosols, Pallets & Foam Packaging, and often find that the network within these areas intertwine with our general packaging department, this allowing us to keep up to speed with all areas within the packaging sector.
Whether you are looking for a move or to recruit within the General Packaging industry, please call our packaging team where you will be assigned a consultant to help you with the recruitment process.

Sector Manager: Greg Nelson

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Flexibles

As one of the fastest growing segments within the packaging industry, flexible packaging combines the best qualities of plastic, film, paper, and aluminium foil, delivering a broad range of protective properties while employing a minimum of material.
Whether in the form shape of a bag, pouch, liner, or overwrap, flexible packaging is defined as any package, or any part of a package, whose shape can be readily changed.
Flexible packaging is used for consumer and institutional products as well as in industrial applications, protecting, marketing, and distributing a vast array of products.
Leading the way in packaging innovation, flexible packaging adds value and marketability to food and non-food products alike.
From ensuring food safety and extending shelf life, to providing even heating, barrier protection, ease of use, re-sealability and printability, the industry continues to advance at an unprecedented rate.
We recruit for SMEs involved in the production / conversion of single product packaging up to globally recognised Companies who provide a vast array of Packaging Products and Services from multi-site locations.

Sector Manager: Gary Young

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Equipment

Harrison Scott covers recruitment for both Prepress and Printing Equipment & Processing & Packaging Machinery:

Sector Manager: Gary Young

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Prepress Equipment

Prepress is the term used in the printing and publishing industries for the processes and procedures that occur between the creation of a print layout and the final printing.
Harrison Scott are heavily involved in the recruitment of Prepress Technicians who take print or electronic files and scan or import them into specialized software, making colour, text, and digital image corrections as needed. They set up printing presses to produce film, plate or electronic proofs.
Companies that we have recruited on behalf of include manufacturers and suppliers of CTP, Colour Management and Workflow / Print Management Information Systems.

Sector Manager: Gary Young

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Printing Equipment

Harrison Scott recruits for Globally recognised companies that manufacture / supply a vast array of Equipment for the Print Industry.
The main industrial printing processes are: Offset Lithography, Flexography, Digital Printing: Inkjet & Xerography, Gravure and Screen printing. Additional printing techniques were developed for very specific applications and these include flock printing, letterpress, intaglio, pad printing, and thermography. Our team of specialists have a strong knowledge of these developments which has led to a history of successful recruitment activities in the Print Equipment field.
The Print Finishing process includes such equipment as Perfect Bindery, Paper Folders, Booklet Making, Cutting / Creasing, Die Cutting, Sensory Coating, Collation and Mailing Systems etc. Having an assigned team for this sector has resulted in the establishment of strong relationships with Print Finishing equipment and candidates.

Sector Manager: Gary Young

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Processing & Packaging Machinery

Packaging machines are becoming increasingly advanced to not only meet the current demands but to try and "future proof" the packaging equipment and product development within an organisation. This can have a bearing on machine costs plus the interchangeability of operators and training.
The choice of packaging machinery for primary & secondary packaging can depend on various situations. These can include available budget, payback period, integration, associated running costs, machine technology and available floor space.
Packaging machines can be of the following general types:
Cartoning, Cleaning, Closing, Coding and Marking, Conveyors, Filling, Food, Processing, Form Fill Seal, Handling, Inspection, Labelling, Packing, Palletising & Depalletising, Pharmaceutical Processing and Wrapping.

Sector Manager: Gary Young

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Supplies/Consumables

These Products include Narrow & Wide format Print Media, Ink and Chemistry and are used in such Print sectors as Litho, Offset, Digital Sign & Display and Flexographic print etc. We also recruit for the Office Products / Stationary and Envelope Supplies sectors.
Harrison Scott has been responsible for many of the key appointments in Supplies and Consumables over the last 25 years

Sector Manager: Gary Young

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Paper

We cover recruitment for the 4 main segments of Paper: Pulp, Recovered Paper, Graphic Paper and Packaging.
Pulp is the primary ingredient of most types of paper. Recovered paper is the waste or scraps leftover in the papermaking process, whether the scraps are paper or paperboard. Recovered paper can be recycled to create other types of paper. Graphic paper is the paper most people think of; it is used for writing and printing. Packaging is the paper used to create packages for products. In addition to these four segments, paper products also include paper plates, napkins, paper towels, bath and toilet tissue, and similar products.
Paper Packaging is seeing significant growth in line with increasing e-commerce activities in addition to New market outlets stemming from rising middle class in emerging markets and rising demand for hygiene products.

Sector Manager: Gary Young

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