About Seevent Plastics

Seevent Plastics was formed in 1987 and is now regarded as one of the leading manufacturers of high strength industrial polyethylene sacks in the UK.

From our premises in Lancing, West Sussex, we manufacture in excess of 100 million sacks per year, offering our customers the highest possible quality and service.

However, as a fast paced industry where legislation and customer demands are paramount and can influence change almost overnight; we do not rest on our laurels, investing considerable time and resources to ensure we are providing the best product at a competitive price.

We understand that only by looking for new ways to add value, improve performance and reduce costs can we provide our customers with a solution that meets their changing needs.

What others say about us....

You can look around the market all you like but you will not find a better bag


Seevent make the best bag ever

Jennifer, Scotland

Meet our team....

Neil Gates

Managing Director

Welcome to our new website and to the page that gives you an insight into some of the people you will be speaking to and communicating with. As for myself, I have recently taken over from Ken Fisher, who is moving into retirement. My aim is to ensure the continued success of Seevent over the coming years, building on the solid foundations laid down by Ken. I have come into Seevent from the Electrical Industry where I have spent the last twenty seven years. My spare time, apart from my family, is spent playing Golf, Salmon Fishing and shooting.

Michael Melville

Sales Director

Having accidentally fallen into Sales & Plastics at the same instance, I have not been able to escape. Before joining Seevent I had already racked up 11 years with various plastics & had vowed to my wife that I would change both my career & the industry I worked in. As many have said of their life experiences, I was then made an offer I could not refuse & so I didn`t. Thirteen years later here I remain & should now see out my Golden Years in Polythene Sacks which should be okay as long as they have air-holes!!

Natalie Shadbolt

General Manager & Finance Controller

I joined Seevent Plastics as Financial Controller in February 2008. I’ve worked in finance for 15 years and love it, although this is my first position in manufacturing which makes the work even more interesting!!
I live locally with my husband and two children, who always come first in my life, but I also enjoy socialising with my friends, walking; cycling and Italian food

Marie MacBain

Senior Sales & Marketing Administrator

I joined the team in 2014 as the Sales Administrator processing the incoming orders and maintaining the customer database, since then we have two new members of the internal sales team, promoting me to Senior Sales Administrator. As a qualified Graphic Designer I am also responsible for marketing, social media and the website. In my spare time (if you could call it that? as I have a husband and two teenage daughters!!) I love shopping (which girl doesn’t?) I also enjoy gardening, socialising and at least once a year I try to escape to somewhere hot and teenager free!!

Welcome!!  now we have introduced ourselves why not contact us and see what we can do for you….

Billy Thomas

Southern Sales & New Business

I have been in the polythene industry for 7 years now, starting off as internal sales I quickly found my feet and went on to being a director of my own business as a packaging merchant. I decided that it was time to get some experience in manufacturing and an opportunity came up at Seevent Plastics and I haven’t looked back. They are a great bunch and have harnessed my ambition, in return I manage the southern territory and New Business Development. In my spare time apart from being a dad to my 6 year old daughter, I enjoy going to the gym, listening to music, socialising and motorbikes.

Kieran Kelly

Northern Sales

I cover the region from the southern boundaries of Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire and Mid Wales up to the Northern expanses of Scotland. I started my career in commercial property sales & lettings and later, newly developed homes. My career changed in 1986 when I accepted a job in Polythene sales and I have never looked back, joining Seevent in 2006. I am a keen active and competitive sportsman, having played rugby, squash, tennis and presently golf at club level. I am also a keen walker and casual mountain biker.

Nick Howlett

South West Sales

Glad to be working for such a long established
manufacturing company as Seevent Plastics,
I have been working in the polythene industry for many years
but still finding It challenging and interesting.
Based in Bridport, a great place to live, I cover
The West region & have the great fortune of
driving around this beautiful part of the country
to visit my customers and prospective customers.
I like to think of myself as a bit of a musician
playing guitar & slide guitar in a few local bands.

Lewis Castle

Sales Administrator

I joined Seevent Plastics in February 2017 as an Internal Sales Administrator, previous to this I worked as an Account Manager in the gas and energy industry. So far my time at Seevent has been really enjoyable and challenging, I never saw myself working in the polythene industry but I have found it to be very interesting and varied, and hope to continue my new journey with the company for many years to come. Outside of work I am a family man, I spend a lot of time with my partner and my 1 year old son, apart from that I play a lot of football and try to swing a golf club now and then!!!

Andrea Pratt

Finance Assistant

I have worked in finance for over 20 years and have always enjoyed the variety and challenges this brings! I recently joined Seevent Plastics as the Finance Assistant, responsible for the Purchase Ledger, Sales Ledger and Credit Control. I have been made to feel very welcome and I look forward to being a part of Seevent’s continued success. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children who keep me very busy! We enjoy the cinema, going on bike rides and having fun.

Chris Ellis

Admin Assistant

Before coming to Seevent I was an Admin Manager in Retail for nearly 19 years. Coming to Seevent I had no idea about the exciting world of Plastic bags!!! But I have worked here for nearly eight years now and absolutely love it!! The staff here are lovely and my role as Admin Assistant is really varied and interesting, so no two days are the same!! In my spare time I love visiting heritage properties, walking and spending time with my family.