Glossop Cartons Faces Public Vote in Family Business Awards

Glossop Cartons are delighted to have been shortlisted in two categories of a major family business award, and now their customers, suppliers and industry contacts have the opportunity to support them in a public vote.

A finalist in both the Manufacturing Excellence and Family Business of the Year categories of the Midlands Family Business Awards, Glossop Cartons has been entered into the People’s Choice category, with the winner being chosen by the public.

The Midlands Family Business Awards shortlistings follow a recent award win by Glossop Cartons, who was earlier this month named as a Stockport Business Awards Business of the Year.

Jacky Sidebottom-Every, Sales Director at Glossop Cartons, commented on their recent win: “Our award achievements are testament to the hard work and tenacity of the entire Glossop Cartons team. They are not only gratifying, but also motivational, and as such will help propel our business forward, as we strive to further improve our customer offer.

“It’s been a busy year for us, as we’ve continued to invest in the latest packaging technology, staff and systems to enable the sustainable delivery of innovative packaging solutions, and we would be delighted if some of our valued industry friends would like to help us to round off 2018 by winning the People’s Choice Midlands Family Business Award.”

Nominations open on 22nd October and run until midnight on 15th November. Voting is free of charge and can be done via www.familybusinessawards.co.uk. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in Leicester on 22nd November.

 


Glossop Cartons Named as Finalists at Midlands Family Business Awards

Glossop Cartons are delighted to announce their shortlisting in this year’s Midlands Family Business Awards, in both the Manufacturing Excellence and Family Business of the Year categories.

Established in 2010, the Midlands Family Business Awards is a charitable initiative organised by Nottinghamshire family business, The Wilson Organisation. The awards aim to create an ethical, friendly and supportive community, celebrating family businesses across the region.

This year, the Midlands Family Business Awards are celebrating businesses across ten categories, including the Manufacturing Excellence Award which Glossop Cartons scooped top prize for in 2015, along with being highly commended in Family Business of the Year category. They are honoured to have been shortlisted for these categories in the 2018 awards.

It’s been a great year for Glossop Cartons with continuous investment in technology, included their six figure investment in the UK’s first Brausse Forza 900 C3 folder gluer earlier this year, and acquired the Aquaflex Varnish plate-making system, both of which create high quality packaging, at reduced costs and with improved lead times for clients. Furthermore, Glossop Cartons are continuing to expand their sales team and are developing their expertise in the vape, pharmaceutical and food and drink industry packaging.

The black tie Awards Ceremony and Dinner will take place on Thursday 22nd November where the winners of each category and highly commended will be announced.

I’m sure you’ll join us in wishing the team at Glossop Cartons the best of luck for the awards night – watch this space and keep your fingers crossed!

For more information about the event, please visit www.familybusinessawards.co.uk


Glossop Cartons Shortlisted for Stockport Business Awards

The shortlist has recently been announced for this year’s Stockport Business Awards, and we’re delighted to announce that Glossop Cartons have been shortlisted for the Business of the Year Award (over £5m).

The Stockport Business Awards aims to celebrate the business success in Stockport and encourages the business community to build links and share experience.

This year over 80 businesses have entered the awards, across 12 different categories including, Business of the Year, Employer of the year and the Innovation Award, which Glossop Cartons was shortlisted for in 2017. Representatives from headline sponsors of the event; Clarke Nicklin, Gorvins Solicitors and Orbit Developments, along with those from Stockport Borough Council and Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce met to discuss and debate the shortlist. With such a high level of competition, it’s an honour to be shortlisted for this year’s awards.

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. Glossop Cartons recently made a six figure investment for the UK’s first Brausse Forza 900 C3 folder gluer, and acquired the Aquaflex Varnish plate-making system, both of which create high quality packaging, at reduced costs and with improved lead times for clients. Furthermore, Glossop Cartons recently expanded their sales team and are continuing to develop expertise in the vape, pharmaceutical and food and drink industry packaging.

The awards dinner will take place on Thursday 11th October where the winners of each category will be announced.

I’m sure you’ll join us in wishing the team at Glossop Cartons the best of luck for the awards night – watch this space and keep your fingers crossed!

For more information about the event, please visit www.stockportbusinessawards.co.uk


Glossop Cartons’ Director takes part in round table feature with TheBusinessDesk

Last month, Glossop Cartons’ Sales Director, Jacky Sidebottom-Every took part in a round table organised by TheBusinessDesk.com to discuss the issues and problems facing small businesses.

The event was held in partnership with Gorvins Solicitors and addressed many of the challenges facing SMEs, with a specific focus on how these businesses achieve growth through mergers and acquisitions. Jacky used her expertise to comment on the benefits and challenges of acquisitions, and how to overcome these.

The group discussed the noticeable difference in emerging businesses, from tech start-ups to manufacturing businesses which require much more tangible resources. Jacky offered insight into the development of Glossop Cartons, from a humble start-up,  to becoming a leading manufacturer of carton board packaging.

The discussion addressed interesting topics including the importance of investing in the right company at the right time, and ensuring that both sides involved in the acquisition have a full understanding of the proposed outcomes. Many members of the round table discussion commented on the importance of engaging and retaining talent within the workforce when going through a merger or acquisition. Often, the changes that businesses face when going through an acquisition can bring a new focus to the company and help to reinvigorate employees. The variety of experience gained through acquisitions can often bring with it positive change and growth within the company.

Overall, the discussion offered an interesting insight into the challenges facing companies who are undertaking acquisitions, but also the benefits achieved through acquisitions. If you’re interested in finding out more about the discussion, the full feature can be found here: https://www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/2023961-problems-pitfalls-ma-market


Six Figure Investment by Glossop Cartons

A six figure capital investment by Glossop Cartons, including the purchase of the UK’s first Brausse Forza 900 C3 folder gluer, helps the company to energy-efficiently deliver cartons of the highest pharmaceutical standards.

The 900 C3 acquisition by one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of carton board packaging is part of a wider investment in its gluing operation, which also includes the purchase of a Brausse Forza 1100 C3 folder gluer and new glue systems with the latest monitoring capabilities.

The company’s investment in its gluing department will enhance its efficiency, enabling it to ensure that customers receive cartons finished to the highest pharmaceutical standards (ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001).

The new Brausse equipment is compatible with Glossop Cartons’ existing machinery, and the 900 features the latest technology in carton gluing.  Simple to operate and fast-running, the machines are also quick to make-ready, enabling the team to progress swiftly from job to job.

Energy-efficient and keeping carton waste to a minimum, the machines are helping the company to honour its commitment to improving its environmental sustainability.

Said sales director, Jacky Sidebottom-Every:  “The investment in our gluing department is the latest stage in Glossop Cartons’ continued investment programme, and will help us to continue to improve our carton offering, sustainably delivering enhanced quality, which is what customers want in these extremely competitive times.

“We’ve a strong track-record for investing in the latest packaging equipment – we were the world’s first to commission both the Highcon Euclid and latterly also the Highcon Beam – and the Brausse Forza 900 purchase once again puts us at the leading edge of packaging technology.”

Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2017, Glossop Cartons is a family firm based in Stockport.  Its core market sectors include pharmaceutical and beauty, food and drink, vapes and household.  Customers include many blue-chip companies. Its product range comprises cartons, sleeves, wallets, blister pack cards, skin pack cards, counter top and shelf displays, header and hanging cards.