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Protective Solutions (UK) Limited mission is to be the best for their customers. Solutions built around cost effective products and outstanding service. The requirements placed on packaging across all industries change all the time. 
Our challenge is to keep one step ahead of our customers’ demands. To develop solutions that are apt for today and ample for tomorrow. Solutions that keep our customers moving forward. 
PSL are stockist of packaging products which means we hold a large variety of packaging materials as stock which allows us to deliver if required same day using our dedicated transport. 
PSL Unit 1 boasts 2,000ft open plan office space 8,500ft storage unit used to store non palletised stock. This unit is also used to complete Kan-ban orders or to assemble cartons with die-cut fitments. 
PSL Unit 2 can accommodate 500 plus pallets and is used to store palletised packaging for customers to call-off as required. We can also offer long term storage to custom suit your requirements. 
PSL manages many large contracts in Gloucestershire and surrounding counties, some of which require fully maintained Kan-ban systems that are managed on a daily basis. 


The packaging industry for me is the most rewarding job I have ever had. I was lucky enough to be given a chance to work for a local company in Gloucester working alongside my sales manager Mike Gilding and reporting direct to Kevin and Nevil Langston. It’s the time I spent working with them which gave me the knowledge and support I needed to develop and prosper in the packaging industry. 
I stayed for several years until an opportunity came my way which would develop my design skills, working with customers and finding the solution for their packaging needs. 
I left to join a true packaging merchant in Gloucester who at the time was the perfect company for me to develop my management skills. Unfortunately the company began talks with a national stockist of packaging which for me would not work with the customers I have amassed over the years in the industry. 
The only option for me was to start up Protective Solutions (UK) Limited. Over the next 10 years PSL has grown into one of the largest independent stockist and suppliers of packaging materials in Gloucestershire. 
PSL is driven by its staff whose dedication and commitment to its customers steers us. 
I started in the packaging industry as an internal sales contact for Fist Fast packaging. Fist Fast was then taken over by National Packaging. 
I was lucky to have worked alongside some of the best people in the industry and when it became time for me to leave I had progressed to Regional Commercial Manager responsible for the South West. 
I joined a newly formed packaging company in Gloucester as Sales Executive and that’s where I met Des. 
The company we both worked for was in talks to be sold and that’s when we decided to leave and set up Protective Solutions (UK) Limited. We rented a small unit in Stonehouse and bought a small van. After 6 weeks we had to move again as we out grew the unit, luckily before the lease was signed. 
My role has changed at PSL and I now look after the finance side part time and our two beautiful daughters at home full time. 
I left School and started work at the family’s glazing business for 8 years and by the end of my employment I was in charge of the office. 
I was told about a vacancy at PSL which was coming up and applied for the job as internal sales. I was interviewed by Des and started the next day. 
After 12 months I was promoted to office manager. Des had an idea to sell office stationery to our customers who we already sell packaging materials too. Des could see potential in me and asked me to go out on the road and sell Office Stationery. It’s something I’ve never done before and Des said if it did not work out I could come back into the office. I was given a car and a new van was purchased (no pressure then) and we launched PSL Stationery. 
The stationery side of the business is a great success and it been a learning curve for me as we started from the bottom with no sales. With the launch of the new web site I’m going to be busy! 
I was born in Cornwall and moved up to this beautiful county when I was 18. 
I’ve had 3 employers since leaving school. My previous employment was as a van driver for a fast fit tyre shop and within 7 years I was the manager, unfortunately the company closed. 
I started work at PSL through a training scheme, initially assembling cartons and fitments. After 6 weeks Des offered me the opportunity to join PSL full time as a van driver, and then putting me though a CPC test so I am qualified to drive the Lorries. 
I am now the Manager responsible for our two warehouses, warehouse staff and transport. 
I enjoy being part of the team at PSL where every day is different. 
Having spent over 25 years in the print and packaging industry, working for both Manufacturers and Distributors, has allowed me to develop an extensive knowledge of packaging materials. 
I joined PSL over 7 years ago and have been involved in the project management, design, selling and assembling of packaging to every conceivable industry type. 
Working knowledge of corrugated and solid board, foams, polythenes, VCI materials and wood allows me to advise and supply our customers with exactly what they need. 
We provide a prompt, individual and friendly service to all our customers. 
I’ve grown up in Stroud and attended Stroud College for two years studying Beauty Therapy. I took a part time job as a cleaner to go towards my driving lessons and my first car. 
After leaving college I started looking for full time employment, which was harder than what I thought it would be. I was 22 with no experience working in an office but I kept on looking. 
My break came when my sister had a tag from a friend on Facebook. I called the number and spoke to Leanne who is the office manager and I was offered an interview. I was a bit apprehensive as I have had interviews and they had all gone wrong for me. 
The interview went well and I was introduced to the team. Little did I know that Des was looking for a blank canvas. I was offered the job the next day. 
I’ve worked at PSL for 18 months. With the help given by Leanne, I’m now part of the internal sales team and Gary’s internal contact sourcing new products daily. 
PSL is a great place to work and the time flies by. 

Join Us For The World's Biggest Coffee Morning...! 

On Friday 27th September, PSL will be doing our bit to help raise £75,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support by proudly supporting the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. 
Why not pop along to our offices in Stonehouse any time between 10am and 12 noon on the 28th, for some cake and a coffee? It should be fun! 
You can also get recipes for a delicious chocolate & vanilla drizzle cake, or gluten-free chocolate cookies with coconut cream (yum!), as well as entering a raffle to win a hamper. 
Last year we raised £165 for this fantastic charity, so please do come along if you can, and help us beat this figure in 2018. 
Hope to see you on the 27th! 
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