Apprentice Alex spearheads Louth firm’s Indian adventure

Luxus apprentices from left: Gemma Richards, Alex Clarke and Joseph Hesketh. (Photo Supplied)
Luxus apprentices from left: Gemma Richards, Alex Clarke and Joseph Hesketh. (Photo Supplied)

A LOCAL apprentice is spearheading a major Louth plastics retailer’s venture into India this month.

Alex Clarke, senior graduate apprentice with Luxus, based on the Fairfield Industrial Estate, will manage the firm’s presence in a trade mission of the British Plastics Federation (BPF).

Luxus graduate apprentice Alex Clarke.

Luxus graduate apprentice Alex Clarke.

The hope is to reach new automotive markets by forming a partnership with a plastics compounder at the PlastIndia 2012 trade exhibition at New Delhi.

So far six potential compounders have been identified by Alex, an apprentice of two years.

He said: “I’m looking forward to meeting potential businesses first hand to see how best we can capitalise on this trip.”

His experience as part of the Luxus Academy scheme has seen him work across different sectors of the company including logistics and business improvement; he will join the management team later this year.

Alex continued: “Luxus has provided a great start to my career in the plastics industry. Being involved in key strategic decisions for the business offers both demanding and exciting opportunities.”

Luxus, employer of around 140 people locally, believe the rapidly-growing Indian economy is key to expanding exports of their specialist plastics.

Pete Atterby, managing director at Luxus, said: “It‘s vital that we give our apprentices the best opportunity for success, as we reply on their talent for the future of the business. That’s why we have chosen Alex to project manage this important joint venture project.”

Luxus are looking to recruit two more apprentices this year as they continue to grow.

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