Meet our team

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Graham Woolley
Founder and Managing Director

Graham Woolley is Excel Packaging’s founder and Managing Director. His boundless enthusiasm, encyclopaedic knowledge, and unwavering determination to be the absolute best at what we do is the beating heart of the business. When not at his desk, he is a keen fly fisherman and seems to possess the uncanny knack of bagging the ‘big one’ even when the fish don’t look like they’re biting!

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Mimoun Elhoussaini
Operations Manager

Mimoun Elhoussaini (Hussaini) is our operations manager and also Excel’s resident guru on all composite packaging, foam, honeycomb, wood, the list goes on! He has the ability to visualise a pack concept in his head and instinctively knows whether a design is likely to work (or not), which is a handy skill to have. With 35 years experience under his belt, he is the ‘rock’ and an all round top professional.

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Mark Slade
Business Development Manager

Mark Slade is our Business Development Manager and looks after external sales and marketing for the business. With 30 years’ experience in the packaging industry, his specialist areas are of course composite packaging, as well as corrugated cartons, tape and polythene products. He is also a keen singer (the microphone may have given that one away) and can occasionally be found performing in clubs and pubs around Bedfordshire (no need to book!).

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Jane Keough
Sales Office Administrator

Jane Keough is our Sales Office Administrator and provides vital support to the whole Excel team. As well as looking after all our administration, she binds everything together to provide an excellent service to our customers. An invaluable team player, she keeps us all in check, which is maybe why she enjoys the occasional glass of prosecco!

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Denise Baxter
Financial Controller

Denise Baxter is our Financial Controller and is the longest serving member of the team apart from Graham. Her dedication to Excel Packaging (and to our other business, Epic Insulation), has been central to the success of both businesses. She has the uncanny ability to spin numerous plates at the same time and, let’s not forget it, she pays the wages every month!

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Peter Woolley
Sales / Production Co-ordinator

Peter Woolley is our Sales/Production Co-Ordinator, a role which links the sales office and the factory. He is a calm and pragmatic member of the team and stays cool under pressure. His industry knowledge is constantly growing as he learns by experience and from the team members around him. He is a keen tennis player, football supporter and rugby supporter, and loves a bit of drum and base!

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Naveed Akhter
Design and CNC Supervisor

Naveed Akhter is our Design and CNC Supervisor. He works closely with Hussaini to visualise, design and manufacture prototype packaging concepts. Once a design has been approved, and a production order received, he oversees all CNC manufacturing to ensure the finished product is produced to the agreed specification. Naveed (Nav for short) really enjoys eating out and is gradually working his way around every decent restaurant in the UK!

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Alex Birdsall
Trainee Designer and CNC Machine Operator

Alex Birdsall is one of the newest and youngest members of our team. He is a trainee Designer and CNC Machine Operator, and is as sharp as a tack! He is becoming increasingly adept at drawing up complicated CNC designs, and manages to juggle his day admirably between designing and running one of our CNC machines. When not juggling, he is a keen footballer and plays in goal for his local team.

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Krzysztof Krus
Factory Supervisor

Krzysztof Krus is our Factory Supervisor. His role is to oversee all the Machine Operators in the factory, making sure production runs smoothly and that orders are completed on time. He is responsible for maintaining high standards of quality and customer service. He may also be an avid Marvel fan (can you tell?)


  • Having worked with Excel Packaging for many years, I can honestly say that they are a fantastic partner. They always go above and beyond to ensure that products are delivered in a speedy manner, and the quality is second to none.


    Packaging Company
  • I have now worked with Excel for over 30 years, which speaks for itself!

    They are a very professional, helpful, knowledgeable team and an all-round great company to partner with.

    Ralph Bratton

    Wendy House Solutions