Glossop Cartons Nominated in the People’s Choice Family Business Awards

Glossop Cartons are delighted to have been shortlisted in the Family Business of the Year Awards 2020, and now their customers, suppliers and industry contacts have the opportunity to support them in a public vote.

Nominated in the North & Northern Ireland Family Business of the Year Region in the prestigious Family Business United annual awards ceremony, Glossop Cartons has been entered into the People’s Choice category, with the winner being chosen by the public.

Jacky Sidebottom-Every, Joint Managing Director at Glossop Cartons, commented on their recent nomination: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted in the Family Business of the Year Awards, it reflects our investment into the team, systems and innovative technology to deliver sustainable and quality packaging solutions.

“We would be honoured if our valued industry friends would vote for Glossop Cartons in the People’s Choice Family Business Union Awards.”

Voting is free of charge and is open until the 30th April 2020. Simply visit the Family Business Union website here and click ‘Vote Now’ on your chosen business.

Winners will be announced at a London-based ceremony in June 2020.

Are you on social media? Follow the awards at #FBOTY2020


Reflection and Predictions: PrintWeek Interviews Glossop Cartons’ MD

Our joint managing director, Jacky Sidebottom-Every, was recently interview by PrintWeek to reflect on the last decade and her industry predictions for 2020.

Jacky discussed how she believes that the 2010s will be most remembered for the progression of digital machinery, and how technology and machinery available to manufacturers has greatly improved, results in increased efficiency and modernised results throughout the industry. Jacky further commented on how being the first company in the world to purchase the Highcon Euclid in 2013 was Glossop Cartons’ highlight of the past decade.

Jacky then went on to discuss how one of the biggest opportunities for printers in the 2020s will be maximising on the improved perception of paper and cartonboard materials over other packaging mediums. Jacky further commented on how they carry such strong environmental and sustainable credentials so it’s time for businesses to focus on this and tell their story. Jacky deliberated how the increasing success of e-commerce and the decaying high street will present the biggest threat to the printing and packaging industry over the next decade.

When asked what the industry should to do more of in the 2020s, Jacky spoke of the importance of encouraging younger people to take print as their career path, bringing with them fresh talent, knowledge and creativity. Jacky is on the board of the British Printing Industries Federation and has launched an educational partnership with local schools to support the BPIF’s goal of promoting careers in the sector. Attracting new skilled talent to the industry will help to address such barriers discussed at the round table event. You can read all about the initiative here.

Jacky also discussed how she believes how businesses will boom after the nation stabilises following Brexit and the political unrest.

As the interview came to a close, Jacky was asked what the best piece of advice is that she’s ever been given, she answered “Follow your gut instinct. I wish I had heeded it more when I was younger, it’s always right! If it does not feel good, don’t do it!”


50% Expansion For Glossop Cartons

A property expansion of over 50% in floor space is set to further improve Glossop Cartons’ operational efficiency, and paves the way for capital investment comprising new manufacturing equipment designed to boost our production capacity, turnaround time and flexibility.

We have acquired the 2,300m2 industrial building adjacent to our existing 4,143m2 Stockport production units. The acquisition will not only accommodate new machinery, but will also enable us to streamline our production process and increase the size of our onsite storage facilities.

The latest round of investment in manufacturing equipment has already begun, with the acquisition of our second Brausse Forza 900 C3 folder gluer. The new machine is the updated version of the original model and features motorised carriers.

Ultimately, the investments in property and plant will result in shorter lead times and further improved service for Glossop Cartons’ customers, which span a diverse range of markets, including pharmaceutical and personal care, food and drink, vape and household.

The expansion marks the latest stage of Glossop Cartons’ ongoing strategy of investment in capital, staff and systems. Purchases of manufacturing equipment, such as that of the UK’s first Brausse Forza 900 C3 in 2018, were followed earlier this year by investment in our management team, with the appointment of Dave Bartlett, our new operations director.


Merry Christmas from all at Glossop Cartons!

With Christmas just around the corner, we would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers and suppliers a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year from all of us here at Glossop Cartons.

Instead of sending traditional Christmas cards this year, we will once again be donating to our chosen charities. This year we are proud to be supporting Solving Kids Cancer, Circus Starr, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Cancer Research UK, Ben, Supportability and Porchlight.

Please note, our office will close on Friday 20th December and will reopen on Monday 6th January 2020.

2019 has been a great year for us here at Glossop Cartons!

  • We welcomed two new directors to our board, including sales direct Wayne Fitzpatrick and operations director Dave Bartlett
  • We were nominated for Family Business of the Year at the Stockport Business Awards and were presented with a highly commended award from Clarke Nicklin
  • We were proud to support The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital by donating collection boxes to help them with their vital funding…
  • …. And sponsored Dukinfield Golf Club Juniors!

We would like to thank you for your continued support and we look forward to working with you again in 2020.


Glossop Cartons Highly Commended in Stockport Business Awards

We’re delighted to announce that Glossop Cartons has been highly commended at this year’s Stockport Business Awards.

Earlier this month over 380 people attended the prestigious Stockport Town Hall to celebrate the success and achievements of businesses in the region

The annual awards dinner is now in its eighth year and aims to celebrate the business success in the town, along with encouraging the business community to build links and share experiences.

Reddish-based Glossop Cartons were nominated in the Family Business of the Year category in the annual awards, having scooped the Business of the Year £5m+ award in 2018.

Chartered accountants, Clarke Nicklin, organisers, founders and main sponsors of the event visited Glossop Cartons earlier this week to present the team with an award, marking their success in the category.

Vicky Every, Marketing and Commercial Manager at Glossop Cartons, commented on the recent award: “The Stockport Business Awards is always a fantastic evening to attend as we celebrate business excellence within the Stockport Borough and support the growing business community across the region. We’re delighted to have been highly commended in the Family Business of the Year category, reflecting the team’s hard work and tenacity.”

It’s been a great year for Glossop Cartons with continuous investment in technology and resources to help the company meet clients ever changing packaging needs.