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.







Skillfully Managing Seasonal Demand

In the September edition of Print Week magazine, Glossop Cartons’ sales director, Wayne Fitzpatrick, was interviewed about the way in which the company skilfully manages its varying workload in order to ensure that it is always able to deliver customers’ orders on time.

With customers’ Christmas season already well underway, Wayne outlined some of the techniques that Glossop Cartons uses to make sure that the family firm is always on time with deliveries.

Inevitably, there will always be a delay in the delivery of some customers’ seasonal product, and unavoidably, many will be unable to finalise volume demand as early as they had hoped. Both of these circumstances can curtail lead-times.

In order to successfully manage such situations, Glossop Cartons ensures that business is as evenly spread as possible throughout the year. The company’s workforce operates in accordance with a highly flexible shift pattern, enabling the company to increase its capacity during busier periods.

In addition to this, Glossop Cartons continually invests in the latest, most efficient packaging technology and systems in order to ensure that its manufacturing and fulfilment processes are as efficient as possible.

This reliability is one of the reasons why Glossop Cartons is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of carton board packaging products, and why some of its customers have been with the firm for as long as 30 years.

Glossop Cartons’ Managing Director Joins Insider’s Round Table

Glossop Cartons’ joint managing director, Jacky Sidebottom-Every, was recently invited to Insider’s round table event where like-minded business owners discussed company growth and the challenges often surrounding owner-managed businesses (OMBs).

The group of 13, including founders, directors and partners from a range of industry backgrounds, addressed growing a business and the barriers which sit alongside them, such as attracting new talent, investment and strategy.

A key theme throughout the discussion highlighted the importance of networking, nurturing skills and talent and establishing the right connections to grow your senior leadership team and push your business forward on its journey.

Speaking of the Insider’s round table, joint managing director Jacky Sidebottom-Every, commented: “It’s always a great opportunity for Glossop Cartons to be involved in these types of networking events, discussing opportunities and challenges surrounding OMBs and how we can overcome barriers to drive our businesses forward.

“Glossop Cartons has been established for 37 years and started as a family business when I was just 19 years old. We’ve come to the point where we need to bring more experience on the board. The problem is with family businesses, are that they are your “baby” and you have to learn to let go. It was a great opportunity to discuss with others in a similar position about building a management board to take your organisation to the next level.”

Jacky is also 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

If you’re interested in a particular project and would like to discuss it further, please get in touch 0161 480 3568.

Introducing our new Operations Director

Dave Bartlett joined our team in December of last year as our Production Director – he’s been doing such a fantastic job in fact, that we are happy to announce that he has recently been promoted to the role of Operations Director.

As most of you will know, Glossop Cartons acquired Contact Print and Packaging back in 2015 and expanded our business into the larger premises they occupied in Reddish. Dave actually ran the Print and Packaging factory for over 25 years as their Plant Director up until 2013 before moving on to Trenton Box based in Huntingdon in the position of Operations Director.

Bringing with him such a wealth of experience and skills – 40 years to be exact, Dave will be busy training team members to the highest standard and keeping everyone motivated in working together towards a common goal; enabling our Managing Directors, Jacky and Brian, to focus their time on corporate strategies and the future of Glossop Cartons.

A message from Jacky Sidebottom-Every: “Dave brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge of the print and packaging sector, and as such, he will support Glossop Cartons in the next stage of its development.”

Supporting the company in our next stage of development won’t come as a challenge to Dave, who has said he’s learnt plenty of skills and techniques over the years in order to ‘drive efficient, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable manufacture and delivery of orders.’

It’s an exciting time here at Glossop Cartons as we look forward to the future and our ever growing team.