Leading the Way in Packaging Technology

As a company, we’re hugely proud of our heritage. With nearly four decades at the leading edge of the packaging industry, it’s the foundation on which we’ve built our recent expansion and growth programme.

But that heritage and experience is underpinned by forward thinking: always looking to new horizons, embracing new technology and investing in innovation.

As our clients adapt and reflect customer and product needs such as increasingly sustainable, efficient and user friendly packaging – so do we.

That is why we invested in the UK’s first Brausse Forza 900 C3. This brand new model is a 900mm wide automatic folder-gluer with an advanced control system and user interface, and which can handle 800gsm of solid board.

Leading edge…

Again, we’re following tradition – of investing in our people and our premises in a series of UK first in packaging machinery. Whether its art work services which include augmented reality features that can be displayed on smart phones and tablets, or laser polymer cutting and creasing technology – we look to increase efficiency, productivity and helping our clients strengthen their market presence.

Flexibility and speed … Automation and versatility.

But while adopting efficient, precise and productive automated systems we’re always mindful of our experience, expertise and reputation in producing complex non-standard packaging. This new Brausse Forza 900 C3 system is controlled by mainly manual adjustments and through hand wheels making it possible to handle those bespoke client specific box shapes. Additional features and improved functionality also add flexibility and strengthen to our ability to our customer individual specifications.

To find out more how Glossop Cartons can help you, contact the expert team today on 0161 480 3568.

Introducing Our New Sales Director

We are delighted to announce the growth of our Glossop Cartons team as we welcome Wayne Fitzpatrick on board as our new sales director.

Joining from Mayr-Melnhof Packaging, Wayne brings with him over 25 years’ experience of the packaging sector and will be taking over from Jacky Sidebottom-Every as she becomes joint managing director.

In his new role, Wayne is responsible for handling some of our key accounts, which span food and drink, vape and household, as well as pharmaceutical and personal care sectors across both blue-chip and SME accounts.

Fitzpatrick said: “Glossop Cartons has an excellent reputation not only for creating innovative and sustainable packaging solutions, but also for its strong customer focused service, and I’m proud to be representing the company among its key clients.”

Jacky Sidebottom-Every added: “Glossop Cartons is an ambitious business and is pleased to welcome Wayne on to its team. With his experience, skills and attributes, I have no doubt that, as I take up the strategic position of joint managing director, the role of sales director is in safe hands.”

The appointment of Wayne Fitzpatrick is part of Glossop Cartons wider plan to invest in our management team in order to enable the company to achieve further growth.

Our Environmental Commitment

The Government estimates that UK households and businesses use around 11 million tonnes of packaging each year (National Audit Office). Manufacturers are taking action and are striving towards sourcing environmentally friendly materials and packaging.

Here at Glossop Cartons we take our environmental responsibility seriously and are committed to operating in a responsible and sustainable manner to help to protect the environment.

We believe that all employees, clients and suppliers share a role in our environmental objective and we work to encourage them to continuously review and minimise their impact on the environment.

To help reduce our impact on the current landfill crisis, we are proud to be actively involved in manufacturing products that are recyclable, and in most cases, bio-degradable. Our primary raw material, Carton Board, is sourced from mills which adopt a 3:1 re-planting programme and farmed from accredited, managed and sustainable forests.

We also promote the use of environmentally friendly water-based coatings for skin and blister boards and work closely with our clients and suppliers to reduce levels of waste and encourage the reuse and recycling of materials.

A Look Back on 2018

Happy New Year from all of the team at Glossop Cartons! With the festive season now behind us, we look back over the last 12 months of key events for Glossop Cartons.


A key achievement in helping us to operate more sustainably last year was the arrival of the UK’s first Brausse Forza 900 C3 folder gluer. Not only has it helped us deliver cartons to the highest pharmaceutical standards (ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001) it is also highly energy-efficient and significantly reduces carton waste. Fully compatible with our existing machinery, it’s simple to operate, fast-running and quick to make-ready, enabling the team to move swiftly from job to job.


In June 2018, our Managing Director Jacky Sidebottom-Every took part in a round table organised by TheBusinessDesk.com to discuss the issues and problems facing SMEs, with a specific focus on achieving growth through mergers and acquisitions. Jacky felt privileged to be able to offer an insight into Glossop Carton’s journey from a humble start-up to becoming a leading manufacturer of carton board packaging.

Sporting start

This year we were delighted to announce Glossop Carton’s sponsorship of the new sports kit for Gamesley Community Primary School which will be worn for sports including netball, football, tag rugby, cross country and athletics. It’s great to be able to support one of the area’s primary schools as it strives to give the best possible start in life to its young pupils.


Glossop Cartons were delighted to have been named as the Business of the Year (over £5m) at the Stockport Business Awards in October 2018. The team were also listed as finalists in both the Manufacturing Excellence and Family Business of the Year categories of the 2018 Midlands Family Business Awards. This recognition is testament to the hard work and dedication of every person who works at Glossop Cartons and the continued support of all our customers.

Jacky Sidebottom-Every was listed in Print Week’s Power 100 chart – Thank you to all of our customers who took the time to vote.

Thank you to all of our customers for your continued support, we look forward to working with you again this year.

Glossop Cartons Christmas Opening Hours

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.

2018 has been a great year for us, including being named as the Business of the Year (over £5m) at the Stockport Business Awards, and a finalist in both the Manufacturing Excellence and Family Business of the Year categories of the Midlands Family Business Awards.

Please note, our office will close on Friday 21st December and will reopen on Thursday 3rd January 2019. The last deliveries will be made on Thursday 20th December.

We would like to thank you for your continued support and we look forward to working with you again in 2019.