BSI Pharmaceutical Packaging Certification retained

Glossop Cartons has retained its industry-recognised pharmaceutical packaging certifications at the former Contact Print and Packaging site in Stockport following its acquisition of the company in November 2015. The company continues to be certified to ISO 9001: 2008, incorporating the requirements of PS9000: 2011.

The quality management system standard in place ensures that the business is fully compliant with industry-recognised production standards for the manufacturing of a wide range of packaging products across the food, healthcare, IT and Pharmaceuticals industries.

Under the certifications that are now in place, Glossop Cartons can continue to offer full compliance to pharmaceutical customers across its lithographic carton range, facilitating risk management, implementing a controlled system and eliminating risk to ensure a safe production process.

Jacky Sidebottom-Every, Sales Director at Glossop Cartons comments: “With our team’s 35-year knowledge of producing and managing a wide range of innovative packaging solutions, we’re now in a better position than ever to offer exceptional solutions to pharmaceutical brands.”

The certification follows the BRC Food Packaging for Packaging Materials certification where Glossop Cartons was awarded an  AA Grade under the High Hygiene category.


PrintWeek Power 100

Congratulations to Glossop Cartons’ Sales Director Jacky Sidebottom-Every, who is one of the highest risers in the prestigious PrintWeek Power 100 honours list.

Voted for by the public and celebrated as the definitive guide to the top movers and shakers within the print industry, Jacky’s achievements were celebrated following a busy year in 2016 which saw the company move to new premises in Stockport in December 2015.

Glossop Cartons awarded prestigious manufacturing accolade at Entrepreneur Awards

Glossop Cartons is delighted to have won an award for its commitment to manufacturing at the recent North West Entrepreneur of the Year (2016) awards.

The prestigious accolade is awarded to companies who have made a longstanding commitment to manufacturing excellence and business practice.

Sales Director Jacky Sidebottom-Every has picked up the award on behalf of Glossop Cartons following her success in spearheading the ongoing success of Glossop Cartons by investing heavily in new machinery, including a world-first state-of-the-art cutting machine which has streamlined its production process.

Jacky has led the company’s commitment to developing ground breaking technology within the business which in turn has enabled the company to flourish in recent years.

Glossop Cartons, which is led by Managing Director Brian Sidebottom and a team of three sisters – Jacky Sidebottom-Every, Vicky Every and Jill Woodacre, has grown from a small start-up in 1984 with just a handful of employees, to a thriving market-leading packaging company employing almost 100 staff.

The award follows a busy year for the company after it relocated from Padfield, Derbyshire to a modern facility in Stockport. As a result of the company strengthening its credentials within the food and pharmaceutical packaging market, most recently adding an AA graded BRC Packaging Accredited award to its quality assured achievements, the business has recently taken on a number of new contracts at its headquarters in Reddish.

Glossop Cartons Marketing and Commercial Manager Vicky Every comments: “We’re absolutely thrilled to pick up the Manufacturing award and feel this is testament to joint efforts of the management team and to the challenges that we have overcome together in the last few years.

“Glossop Cartons has always strived to be the best in all areas of our business, from our manufacturing processes through to the unrivalled support that we offer our customers and the training that we provide for our staff.

“We’re passionate about manufacturing innovation and as a company, we will always strive to offer our customers faster and more efficient processes. Winning this award is a really wonderful way to celebrate the success we have enjoyed in the past few years.”

The 2016 North West Entrepreneur of the Year Awards ceremony was held on the 3rd November at Mere Golf & Spa Resort in Knutsford, and brought together over 500 of the most successful business leaders, corporate advisors and investors in the region to celebrate entrepreneurial success.

Glossop Cartons achieves AA grading from the British Retail Consortium

Glossop Cartons has become one of a small number of UK carton manufacturers to achieve the highest AA grading status from the British Retail Consortium for our commitment to achieving excellent standards and a high level of hygiene across our entire production process.

We’re delighted to have passed the BRC audit and to continue to offer quality assurance across our lithographic carton range and deliver the highest standards of product safety, hygiene, quality and waste management to our customers across the food and consumer sectors.

Celebrated as the global standard for packaging excellence, the BRC grading system is the first accreditation to be recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GSFI) and provides a benchmark for the manufacture of all food packaging applications. The grading streamlines the supplier approval process and ensures that food brands, retailers and raw material processors can choose their suppliers with the confidence that all legalities have been met.

Jacky Sidebottom-Every, Sales Director at Glossop Cartons comments: “This award is testament to the high production standards we work to throughout our production processes and we’re delighted to receive this seal of approval from the BRC and to offer the highest quality assurances to our customers within the food manufacturing sector.”

Glossop Cartons seal the deal on a bespoke software system at Drupa

Glossop Cartons recently attended the Drupa print media fair in Germany, where the team met with software company Imprint-MIS and signed up for a brand new management system designed specifically for carton production.

The deal was sealed at the show after Imprint proved that the bespoke system could tick all the boxes from a wish list of requirements outlined by Glossop Cartons.

The new dedicated system will be built from the ground up and installed at our Stockport premises in the Autumn, marking yet another first for the company as we become the first company to use this innovative new management package.

We were especially impressed with the bespoke system’s handling of grain direction along with the simple and intuitive desktop view and the easy access to information from the MIS.

Sales director Jacky Sidebottom-Every said: “We’re delighted with the deal that we’ve struck with Imprint and really pleased that the team has been able to design a bespoke package that takes into account all the requirements of our carton-based business, rather than just offering a generic ‘one size fits all’ solution.

“We had previously utilised a different management system that’s popular within our industry, however we had felt it was incredibly difficult to extract stock information and proved to be a frustration with us and our valued customers.

Jacky added: “This new system has been built from the ground up especially for the carton industry’s needs and the result is a straightforward, simple design that will help us manage the specific needs of the business at the click of a single button.”

Imprint sales and marketing director Wayne Beckett comments: “We were approached by Glossop with a detailed brief on exactly what they expected from a dedicated carton MIS – this was a dream come true for our developers. Working to their brief, we were able to develop a system that gives Glossop the specific data they require right from estimating through to invoicing.”