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    August 26, 2020by sandisonpay

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    Softbox donates thermal covers for safe delivery of vital medicines to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire, UK, 26 August 2020 – Softbox, a leading global innovator and provider of temperature control packaging systems and thermal covers for the life science and logistics industries, has helped protect temperature-sensitive shipments of essential medicines to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in partnership with the charity International Health Partners (IHP).

    To help maintain the temperature integrity of the shipped medicines, Softbox donated its Silverskin™ thermally insulating pallet covers, which were used by IHP to protect shipments of medicines to the DRC. The transport of these medicines was especially challenging because of logistical challenges caused by COVID-19. Shipments contained Essential Health Packs, each pack including around 800 donated treatments of antibiotics, painkillers and other basic primary health medicines.

    The first shipment of 24 packs went to IHP’s partner International Medical Corps in Goma, and the second, with 18 packs, went to the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, established by Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Denis Mukwege to treat survivors of sexual violence.

    “We do our best to ensure all products reach their destination in the same condition we’d expect in the UK’s pharmacies,” explained Colleen Harrisson-Dodds, IHP’s Director of Logistics. “The medicines must be kept below 25 degrees Celsius, and SilverSkin™ thermal covers help enable us to do that.

    “When cargo changes planes or is unloaded, pallets might be left on the tarmac in the hot sun. Softbox® Silverskin™ thermal covers reflect the heat and make sure the medicines don’t get too hot.

    “With uncertainties unleashed by COVID-19, such as scarcer flights and more complex logistics, such protection has been vital,” said Colleen.

    Panzi Hospital in Bukavu is one of two in DRC chosen to treat COVID-19 patients, and the shipment medicines have treated more than 1,500 patients there. The medicines sent to Goma are helping those fighting the latest Ebola outbreak.

    Marissa Pledger, Project Manager for Panzi Hospital and Foundations, said: “In regular times it is difficult for us get the medicines we need, but during COVID-19, with border closures and the decrease in flights, all supplies in Eastern Congo – from medical supplies to regular food – are significantly diminished. These packs have allowed us to keep our pharmacy pretty well stocked during this time.”

    Since the start of this year, IHP has sent more than four million treatments from the UK to vulnerable people without access to healthcare.

    In 2019, Softbox donated temperature-control packaging systems to IHP for them to send temperature sensitive chemotherapy medicines to children with cancer in Tanzania.

    “It’s a pleasure to be working with IHP again to provide the safe transportation of life-saving medicines,” said Clive Bryant, Product and Marketing Director at Softbox. “COVID-19 is making international shipments of this nature much more challenging but also more vital than ever before. We’re proud to have been able to support the delivery of these medicines to those that need it most.”

     

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    July 30, 2020by sandisonpay

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    Softbox announces the appointment of new global CFO

    Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire, UK, 30 July 2020 – Softbox, a leading global innovator and provider of temperature control packaging systems and thermal covers for the life science and logistics industries, has announced the appointment of Charlie Nicholson as Softbox’s new Global CFO.

    Reporting directly to Kevin Valentine, CEO of Softbox, Charlie Nicholson joins the leadership team and is responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of Softbox and its regional business units across the globe. His primary focus will be assessing the company’s operational and financial performance, and developing scalable systems, processes and controls to support the company’s global business operations and growth.

    Charlie has previously held several senior finance roles in pharmaceutical and clinical trial organisations. He has over 20 years’ experience leading successful financial processes and is also a qualified chartered accountant. Charlie brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field which will support the business’ ambitions to deliver profitable growth.

    “I’m delighted about joining Softbox, a global leader in cold chain packaging technologies for the pharmaceutical industry with very exciting plans over the coming years,” said Charlie Nicholson about his new role as CFO. “I look forward to working with the leadership team and enabling further growth.”

    Kevin Valentine, CEO at Softbox, commented: “Charlie is a very experienced finance leader with an exceptional track record and extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry. In his new role, Charlie will be a critical member of the Softbox executive leadership team and will be a true business partner to myself, our group and divisional management teams and our investors. I’m delighted to have him join the Softbox leadership team and look forward to the significant contribution Charlie will make to the ongoing strategic development of Softbox.”

     

    For all media enquiries

    Lisa Preston, Amplify PR
    Telephone: +44 (0)2380 176 194 or +44 (0)7980 923 531
    Email: lisa@amplify-pr.co.uk


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    February 7, 2020by sandisonpay

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    Softbox further strengthens European presence with appointment in the DACH region

    7th February 2020Softbox, a leading global innovator and provider of temperature control packaging and thermal covers for the life science and logistics industries, has announced the appointment of Marcus Schubert as Business Development Manager for the European/DACH region.

    Marcus brings over 15 years of knowledge and expertise in temperature control packaging solutions and cold chain logistics. He will help ensure that the Softbox brand continues to expand its reputation in Europe and the DACH region for the highest quality product innovation and client service. Marcus will be based in Frankfurt and report directly to the European Sales Director.

    Dharmesh Chauhan, European Sales Director at Softbox, commented: “Marcus is very experienced and well-respected in the industry and I am confident he will make a difference and further provide the support that our European customers need. Marcus’s appointment is one step further to our commitment to Europe and investing in resources to support locally, and consequently support the company’s growth plans.”


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