"Robert Collett has been an asset to our business since 2006. Initially he helped us with trials on our form fill baler, which meant we could move straight to correctly printed, branded film without the usual teething problems.
Subsequently he has purchased all our film at competitive rates. We have also used him to procure machinery from his many contacts.
His invaluable support has meant a great deal to our business."
Daniel Lister, Director
"As Managing Director of Vital Earth and looking to launch a range of bagged growing media products and wanting to tender for the most competitive price but with little knowledge of the supplier base, I was given Robís details and made contact. Rob, after discussing my requirements, drew up a list and made contact with all potential suppliers that could fulfil my requirements; he then distributed the tender document to those suppliers and followed up until prices and details were received from all. The whole process was well organised and ran smoothly with good contact and feedback throughout. Rob has since helped me source equipment and resolve a problem that arose within my bagging production.
I would have no reservation in forwarding on his details to anyone else in a similar position or just wanted advice within the bagging and production arena."
Steve Harper, Managing Director
"Robert Collett works with great integrity, tenacity and diligence. He has been a great asset to Dengie Crops saving us money and enabling our packaging plant to run more efficiently. With his detailed knowledge of the flexible packaging market, he has provided:
Research into automatic packaging machines that has improved the processing of our fibre feed and output of packed feed.
Advice and assistance with international procurement of printed polythene mitre cornered sacks and wide width, printed, single wound sheeting.
These international searches have been successfully accomplished. As a result, we are now pleased with the flexibility our new lines offer us, as they provide both loose fill and compressed bales. We retain Robert Collett as our Packaging Consultant to complement our procurement team and keep us abreast of innovative, packaging developments."
Ian Hassard, Managing Director
"William Sinclair Horticulture plc has worked with Robert Collett for 3 years on a wide range of consultancy projects. In addition to his invaluable advice on packaging, including equipment specification and troubleshooting, Robert has recently facilitated the disposal of equipment and obsolete packaging from our bagging plant in Lancashire factory which is closing.
The fact that the project has succeeded under difficult circumstances is testament to Robert's determination, technical ability, attention to detail and his expansive list of contacts across various industries and countries.
Vitally, Robert is very commercially aware. For example, he coordinated our Accounts team to ensure the purchaser received an accurate invoice promptly to secure the deal before removal of equipment. He also helped with method statements and risk assessments associated with handling heavy plant.
In short, he understands our business needs. He switches effortlessly from hands-on assistance to strategic consultancy."
Greg Sutherland, Operations Director
"Having worked with Robert some years ago he has always offered me professional honest opinions on all aspects of our packaging requirements, so it was not difficult to ask him to sell our bailing machines and know that he would provide an efficient professional cost effective service. We will definitely be doing more business."