Pharmaceutical Packaging from Glossop Cartons

If you’re looking for a pharmaceutical packaging partner, Glossop Cartons is now able to offer a fantastic service from our Stockport Head Office to the UK’s Pharmaceutical and Healthcare industries.

Our manufacturing facility is fitted out to the highest standards and allows us to provide top quality pharmaceutical cartons.

As well as conventional printing we can offer you innovative Digital print Cartons which cater to the industry’s increasing demand for short run, short lead-time manufacture.

Glossop Cartons is accredited with ISO 9001, 14001, BS OHSAS and is a certified supplier accredited by the Pharmaceutical Quality Group, so you can be assured that your Pharmaceutical Packaging is in safe hands.

Contact us today on 0161 480 3568 to speak to one of our expert team about your next Pharmaceutical packaging project or email us at

PrintWeek Top 100

Glossop Cartons is delighted to reveal that sales director Jacky Sidebottom-Every has appeared within PrintWeek’s annual Power 100 honours list.

Voted for by the public and celebrated as the definitive guide to the movers and shakers within the print industry, Jacky has become one of the 25th biggest risers within the list and the 21st most voted for nominee.

Jacky, who just last month was given exemplar status within The Manufacturer’s Top 100 for her unique contribution to the manufacturing industry, is six places higher than last year’s ranking and is only one of six women included within the list.

A fantastic ending to the year, well done Jacky!

Happy Christmas from the Packaging Superheroes

Glossop Cartons would like to wish all of our customers and suppliers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Here at Glossop Cartons we have again taken the decision not to give corporate gifts and cards this Christmas.

In this age of plenty and excess we decided that the odd bottle of wine and a card would not be missed.

We have used the monies we would have spent on the cards and gifts and donated to a few charities to help their ever increasing need for funds.

The charities we have supported this year are:

- Friends of Hadfield Hall

- Crossroads Derbyshire

- Circus Star

- Francis House Children’s Hospice

- Willow Wood Hospice

- Clarity

Please see below for our Christmas Opening Times:

Glossop Cartons, Padfield

Tuesday 22nd December – Closed from 12 noon

Re-Open Monday 4th January 2016

Glossop Cartons, Stockport

Closed from Thursday 24th December

Re-Open Tuesday 5th January 2016

Glossop Cartons announces the acquisition of Contact Print and Packaging

Glossop Cartons, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of carton board packaging solutions, has announced the acquisition of Stockport-based Contact Print and Packaging for an undisclosed sum. The deal, which was officially completed on 23 November, will see Glossop Cartons move from its current site in Padfield, Derbyshire to Contact Print and Packaging’s facility in Stockport, Cheshire, by the end of 2015.

The move will ensure that Glossop Cartons will enjoy improved transport links and benefit from much larger premises with a superior layout, allowing the business to fully-exploit both its conventional and digital packaging capabilities to UK and global brands, and further enhance its reputation for industry excellence.

Glossop Cartons Sales Director Jacky Sidebottom-Every comments: “Contact Print’s reputation as a leading specialist in packaging is unrivalled, and its new state-of-the-art production facilities are well recognised by its clients within the food, pharmaceutical, beverage and gifting sectors. The move will allow Glossop to significantly enhance our digital suite and ensure that we’re in a stronger position to offer unique products and unparalleled production capabilities.”

Jacky adds: “Contact Print and Packaging has BRC and Pharmaceutical accreditation along with ISO 9001 and Glossop Cartons has ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001. Together, we’ll have the required standards to produce packaging for all sectors with confidence and with the ethical standards to back up our manufacturing processes going forward. Glossop Cartons is committed to raising standards and firm believers in the British standard system – with the crown and tick logo, clients old and new will have confidence in their supplier ethos and capabilities.”

The deal was backed by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, which provided a loan to support the purchase of Contact Print and Packaging’s premises. The bank’s Commercial Finance team also provided an asset finance facility to enable Glossop Cartons to purchase the printing machinery used at the site.

Chris Perkins, relationship director at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking said: “The acquisition of Contact Print and Packaging allows Glossop Cartons to further enhance the services it offers whilst significantly increasing its productivity, cementing its position as a market leader in the packaging industry.

“We are committed to supporting ambitious businesses like this with the funding they need to realise their growth plans and purchase the equipment they need to increase productivity without affecting day-to-day cashflow.”

Established in 1992, Contact Print and Packaging employs 54 people at the Stockport site, which boasts three purpose-built production and warehouse units complete with an impressive artwork studio, using the latest digital workflow technologies.

Says Jacky Sidebottom-Every: “Glossop Cartons’ commitment to continually invest in new technology has been at the forefront of our growth for many years, and now with the digital machines in our new suite, our reputation has strengthened and our capabilities extended.

“Glossop Cartons is grateful to the management of Contact Print and Packaging and Phil Smith for the smooth negotiation with the deal and we look forward to working with the strong team of employees at the Stockport site. With the acquisition and merger with Contact Print and its enviable assets, we feel that the company is now in a strong position to take packaging both conventional and digital to the next level and we’re very excited to see what the future holds.”

Legal advice was provided by Sonio Singh, Shiva Shadi and Rosemary Reynolds of Davis Blank Furniss who advised Glossop Cartons, and Contact Print were instructed by Tony Harper and Robert Street of Brabners LLP.

Highcon Webinar for Glossop Cartons Customers

Highcon transform the economics, production time and environmental impact of folding carton finishing, and will be sharing their knowledge with an online webinar on Tuesday, 17th November at 3.00pm.

The webinar that is targeted at brand owners and designers and so far has over 100 participants signed up from around the world.

Innovative brands are using new digital finishing technology to eliminate traditional packaging design constraints, produce shorter production runs cost effectively and to get products to shelf faster.

If you would be interested to learn how this technology can be leveraged to create a WOW effect for your brand or clients you can join them for this free webinar.

You can register for the free webinar by clicking here >