THE JOURNEY SO FAR

We’ve created this short video which charts the journey of Involvement so far. Amongst many highs and some lows, this has simply been the best group of people that I have ever worked for. I hope you enjoy the video and maybe find a golden nugget in it.  For me I believe that no matter the size or resources of your organisation you can operate at the very highest level. It’s amazing what can be achieved with effort, commitment and taking a of leap of faith. Please feel free to reach out and let us know what you think.

Arjen.

ARJEN BEFORE INVOLVEMENT

Arjen Cooper-Rolfe was born in Banbury in North Oxfordshire in 1976. He then moved to the village of Kineton in Warwickshire, where he grew up – and where his father owned what was then called ‘Involvement Packaging’.

Arjen was seeped in the packaging business from an early age. He has happy memories, aged six or seven, of walking from home with his dad to the picturesque four-storey Victorian mill house, complete with open fires, that was Invopak’s first warehouse. Later, during school and university holidays, he would shift stock or drive a delivery van.

But, he knew he never wanted to work there…

He took a degree at Bristol University in Economics and Politics and then followed a passion for buildings by taking a masters in Property and Law at City University in London. Later he trained to be a Chartered Surveyor at one of the big West End commercial property firms, JLL, and later become a partner to Knight Frank’s professional services division. In all, it was a 12-year career in Property.

ARJEN & INVOLVEMENT

Arjen was ‘very happy and doing well’ and had just had his first child when, between 2009 – 2011 his father died from pancreatic cancer, his mother from lung cancer and his brother from suicide. But, his decision to join the company was still far from clear-cut.

Arjen says: “Of course, I knew it was a successful (£18 million) well-run business with good, hard-working people. But it was a typical, traditional ‘inward-looking’ family firm, in a less-than-dynamic sector.”

Arjen officially joined Invopak in January 2011.

Under Arjen Cooper-Rolfe, Invopak has been transformed into the dynamic leader of its sector and a beacon of best practise in employee involvement and customer care.

And, fittingly for the company that started a plastic packaging revolution, Invopak is also leading the way towards a sustainable future for the industry.

Arjen Cooper-Rolfe is now nurturing his teams into a new era under the banner of Involvement, with a series of exciting new Invo brands on the launchpad – all infused with the original ‘we-can-do-it’ Invopak spirit.

The journey so far

We’ve created this short video to summarise my journey with Involvement so far. Amongst many highs and some lows, this has simply been the best group of people that I have ever worked with. I hope you enjoy the video, please feel free to reach out and let me know what you think.

Many thanks, Arjen.

ARJEN BEFORE INVOLVEMENT

Arjen Cooper-Rolfe was born in Banbury in North Oxfordshire in 1976. He then moved to the village of Kineton in Warwickshire, where he grew up – and where his father owned what was then called ‘Involvement Packaging’.

While Invopak was growing and thriving, Arjen was busy making a success of himself in London.

Arjen was seeped in the packaging business from an early age. He has happy memories, aged six or seven, of walking from home with his dad to the picturesque four-storey Victorian mill house, complete with open fires, that was Invopak’s first warehouse. Later, during school and university holidays, he would shift stock or drive a delivery van.

But, he knew he never wanted to work there…

He took a degree at Bristol University in Economics and Politics and then followed a passion for buildings by taking a masters in Property and Law at City University in London. Later he trained to be a Chartered Surveyor at one of the big West End commercial property firms, Jones Lang LaSalle, and later become a partner to Knight Frank’s professional services division. In all, it was a 12-year career in Property.

ARJEN & INVOLVEMENT

Arjen was ‘very happy and doing well’ and had just had his first child when, between 2009 – 2011 his father died from pancreatic cancer, his mother from lung cancer and his brother from suicide. But, his decision to join the company was still far from clear-cut.

Arjen says: “Of course, I knew it was a successful (£18 million) well-run business with good, hard-working people. But it was a typical, traditional ‘inward-looking’ family firm, in a less-than-dynamic sector.”

Arjen officially joined Invopak in January 2011.

Under Arjen Cooper-Rolfe, Invopak has been transformed into the dynamic leader of its sector and a beacon of best practise in employee involvement and customer care.

And, fittingly for the company that started a plastic packaging revolution, Invopak is also leading the way towards a sustainable future for the industry.

Arjen Cooper-Rolfe is now nurturing his teams into a new era under the banner of Involvement, with a series of exciting new Invo brands on the launchpad – all infused with the original ‘we-can-do-it’ Invopak spirit.

THE INVOLVEMENT BRANDS

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Delivering IT peace of mind to its partners. Invo Technology has vast experience providing friendly, efficient & innovative IT Services to businesses throughout the UK.

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Offering bespoke warehousing and fulfilment solutions that are aligned to your business. Invo Fulfilment acts as your trusted fulfilment provider, taking care of your logistical requirements including storage and distribution.

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Online packaging superstore supplying a wide range of products, including: recycled plastic and metal containers, decorating and DIY, garden and home products and, a unique design and labelling service.

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A industrial packaging supplier founded by the father of the current owner of Involvement. Invopak is a leading packaging supplier to thousands of UK and Global manufacturers.

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Manupak is the UK partner for leading global packaging manufacturers. Manupak offers dedicated advice and sources the best products for high-volume packaging users.