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Spokesman for Freehold

Terry Pritchard has been appointed spokesman for the Freehold packagers’ association while Paul Brett, who founded the association in 2005, moves on to focus on running new lender FML. Pritchard, whose company Chase UK is a founder member of Freehold, is part of the steering committee formed to provide direction to the association. Brett remains a Freehold member through his packaging firm Fastcom, as well as being a member of the steering committee.

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