Introducing your new look Glossop Cartons

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Unveiling GCP

2022 is a big year for us here at Glossop Cartons and we’re excited to reveal our new name and a fresh new look.

It’s our 40th year in business and we’re thrilled to announce a brand new name and rebrand for Glossop Cartons to reflect both our proud heritage and ambitious vision for the future.

We’re now named GCP (Glossop Cartons & Print) and we’re really proud of our modern, new look, which has been created to cement our prominent position in the marketplace and better appeal to our forward-thinking customers.

So what’s next?

Our new brand will be rolled out over the coming weeks across stationery, literature, signage and displays, so you’ll be sure not to miss it. The new look has also paved the way for a new website – gcp-uk.com – which we’ll be launching later in the year.

Glossop Cartons has grown significantly over the last four decades and we have no intention of standing still. That’s why we have plans for further significant investments in equipment, staff and systems, which are all about helping us to ramp up productivity and further improve our service to customers.

A message from our managing director

Our managing director Wayne Fitzpatrick says of the rebrand: “Renaming as GCP and rebranding represents how we as a business are evolving. We have grown to become a major player in the packaging industry and, as we celebrate our 40th year, it was the right time to refresh our brand identity.

“We have a proud heritage because the foundations of our business have remained consistent and the fundamental beliefs and values that were set out when the business launched back in 1982 still underpin everything we do today.

“Whilst staying true to our core business, we feel our new brand gives us a fresh, modern look. It’s also a statement of intent, clearly identifying our ambition and demonstrating our commitment to quality, value and service.”

We hope you’ll love our new brand as much as we do!

Keep checking our website and social media channels, LinkedIn and Twitter, to find out what’s in store for the rest of 2022.

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Meet the team: Cairan Chadwick

At Glossop Cartons, we know that our amazing team is our greatest asset – that’s why we’re so committed to training and promoting our people internally. We’re really proud of Cairan Chadwick, one of our trainee gluers, who has joined our Fastrack training programme to boost his skills.

 

When did you join Glossop Cartons?

I joined the business in April last year, having formerly worked as a machine operator in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom industry. I operated CNC machines and 4-axis glue machines and also worked in the quality control and despatch departments, so it gave me a good grounding for my role here at Glossop Cartons.

 

Can you tell us about your role?

I’m a trainee gluer and I’m currently on the Fastrack training course along with Tony Wright to become a gluing machine minder. We’re under the supervision of our gluer trainer Gavin Jones, and supervisor Gary Waterhouse to learn how to operate all the gluing machinery in the factory.

 

What attracted you to this role?

I was keen to further my career, so when I heard about the opportunity to train and learn on the job, I jumped at the chance. I’m so happy I took the leap and have really enjoyed building new skills and competence.

 

How have you found the training?

I’m fairly new to the industry and there is a lot to learn, but I’ve really enjoyed it and everyone has been so supportive. It’s been great to work alongside the experienced operators who have been kind and patient with me and shared their knowledge. With their help, I’ve been able to not only achieve my goals, but to exceed them.

 

What’s the best thing about working at Glossop Cartons?

The place, the people and the prospects are brilliant – I can definitely see me having a long career at Glossop Cartons. As well as hoping to become one of the most experienced and competent gluing machine minders, I’m also eager to learn the whole production process from start to finish and this business is supporting me in my ambitions.

 

Who inspires you?

It’s been fantastic to work with Dave Bartlett, our head of operations. Dave has always pushed me and inspired me to be the best I can be – not just at work but in my personal life too.

 

Quick fire questions

  1. Sky lark or night owl? I’m definitely a morning person, so sky lark.
  2. TV series or movie? TV series
  3. Night in or night out? Night out, every time for me
  4. Theme park or museum? Museum
  5. Holiday – UK or abroad? It has to be abroad!
  6. Cooking or being cooked for? I really enjoy rustling things up in the kitchen, so I’d always prefer to cook
  7. Smart dress or casual? Casual
  8. Car or bike? Car
  9. Animals or people? People
  10. Sweet or savoury? Savoury for definite

 

If you’d love to work for an ambitious and ethical company that genuinely values people, then please get in touch with us by sending a covering letter and your CV to hr@glossopcartons.com

 


40 Years of Glossop Cartons

2022 is a big year for Glossop Cartons.

We’re celebrating the business’s 40th anniversary and have lots of exciting events and announcements planned throughout the year to honour this great milestone.

As one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of carton board packaging products, Glossop Cartons’ innovation, quality, service and investment in the latest technology have seen it grow from a humble start-up in 1982 to a thriving industry leader holding a strong customer base of leading household names.

We thought it would be nice to take a trip down memory lane and look back on some of the company’s biggest achievements over this time – from new investments, new faces and new partnerships, there has been lots to smile about over the last 40 years…

 

1982 – Glossop Cartons was established by Raymond Every, and shortly after, expands to include 7 members of staff and moves to a bigger premises in Padfield, Glossop, Derbyshire

1990 – Glossop Cartons becomes one of the first companies to be awarded the BS5750 Part 2 (now recognised as the ISO 9001:2000)

1992 – 2011 – Glossop Cartons invests in a number of hi-tech machinery, including two Iberica Cut & Crease machines, Heidelberg 102 print machine with digital workflow and plate setter, a five-colour Mitsubishi Diamond V3000 and Bobst Expertfold to name just a few

2012 – Glossop Cartons prints its 1 billionth carton

2013 – Winning ‘Best Marketing Campaign’ at this year’s Packaging Innovations Show

2013 – Glossop Cartons becomes the first in the world to commission and install the state-of-the-art Highcon Euclid cut and crease machine

2014 – Being crowned WorldStar Packaging Awards winner in the Best in Food & Drink category

2015 – Installing the Xeikon 3500 to provide a brand new digital carton solution

2015 – Doubling the staff headcount overnight with the acquisition of Contact Print & Packaging and moving to a new site in Stockport

2016 – Becoming BRC Accredited

2016 – Winning Manufacturer of the Year at the Entrepreneur Awards

2018 – Winning the Business of the Year award at the Stockport Business Awards

2021 – Welcoming a new Managing Director, Wayne Fitzpatrick, after a Management Buy Out

 

As for what’s in store for 2022, you’ll just have to stay tuned to find out…

 

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Glossop Cartons Branches Out in Tree Planting Collaboration with Local School

Glossop Cartons kicked off the celebrations to mark its 40th year in business and fight climate change by planting trees with local school children.

After providing 40 tree saplings to Whitehill Primary School, which is located close to its facility in Stockport, Glossop Cartons then sent Managing Director Wayne Fitzpatrick, and Head of Sales, Matt Clarke, over to roll up their sleeves and help the pupils to plant them in their forest school.

The children planted a selection of species of trees, including Bird Cherry, Crab Apple, Field Maple, English Oak, Rowan and Wild Cherry in their forest school. Emma Milnes, a teacher at Whitehill Primary School, added, “Our children were excited to roll their sleeves up and plant the trees to mark Glossop Cartons’ 40th year. Many youngsters in our school don’t have a garden at home, which makes our forest school a really important and enriching part of their lives. It was a brilliant experience for them to plant the trees and it will be wonderful for them to see the trees they planted growing and attracting wildlife.”

Says Wayne, “The tree planting was a great way to celebrate an important milestone in Glossop Carton’s history as well as engaging with a local school. It was a perfect activity to mark the occasion, whilst also creating a green legacy with each tree planted bringing benefits to pupils, staff, wildlife and the climate.”

Added Matt, “Trees are a vital part of our environment for many reasons. Spending time planting trees with the school underlines our commitment to sustainability as a business and it was a fantastic experience for the children as well.”

As part of its commitment to environmental sustainability, Glossop Cartons is working towards becoming a zero-waste company and is actively involved in manufacturing products that are recyclable and in many cases bio-degradable. As part of its 40th year, Glossop Cartons is planning further significant investments in equipment, staff and systems in order to improve productivity and service for its customers.

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Meet the team: Angela Norbury

We’re so excited to be celebrating our 40th year in business this year and we’ll be introducing you to some of the incredible people who have helped to make Glossop Cartons what it is today. In this blog, we’d like you to meet our brilliant supply chain coordinator, Angela Norbury.

 

How long have you been in the industry?

I came into the industry in 2009 when I joined Contact Print and Packaging, which was bought by Glossop Cartons in 2015. I started off working on the shop floor collating leaflets for a client within the pharmaceutical industry and then progressed into the glueing department where I also learnt about feeding, packing and palletising. I became a supervisor and enjoyed that role for five years before joining the supply chain team.

How long have you been in your current role?

I’ve been a supply chain coordinator for just over a year now. I took on the role during the pandemic and in the aftermath of Brexit, so it’s been an interesting time to say the least!

Can you tell us about your role?

As supply chain coordinator, I’m responsible for managing the inventory and supply of stock to ensure that we can deliver what our customers expect of us. It’s my job to ensure that everything is logged on our system, so I input all the raw stock coming into the building and then deduct the finished materials when they go out. I also raise delivery notes and arrange deliveries for customers to ensure we meet all their demands. It’s a varied role that’s helped to build my analytical and problem-solving skills.

What attracted you to this role?

I’d spent a lot of time on the shop floor and was ready for a fresh challenge in a role that would stretch me.

What has been a career highlight for you since working at Glossop Cartons?

There have been lots of changes in the packaging industry since I joined, and it’s encouraging to see more women making careers for themselves in this sector. For me though, a career highlight has been taking on this role and making the transition from factory to office. The support from all the team, and my manager Simon Boden at the start of my role transitioning, has been wonderful.

What’s the best thing about working at Glossop Cartons?

There is a really nice atmosphere at Glossop Cartons and I’m lucky enough to work with a terrific group of people. The management team is very supportive too – they’ve helped me successfully develop into this role and provided any guidance I’ve needed.

From a personal perspective, the best thing for me was meeting my now husband, Paul Norbury, who works in the print department. We became friends a few years ago and then became a couple. He proposed on Christmas day 2020 and we married at the end of last year.

 

Quick fire questions
  1. Skylark or night owl? I’ve been known to be both at one time or another
  2. TV series or movie? Definitely TV series
  3. Night in or night out? A night in, dressed in my PJs, is my idea of heaven!
  4. Theme park or museum? Well, I’m terrified of heights, so it would have to be a museum
  5. Holiday – UK or abroad? I don’t mind really but I definitely prefer being cool to hot, so I guess that makes the UK ideal…
  6. Cooking or being cooked for? Absolutely being cooked for. My husband Paul won’t let me near the kitchen!
  7. Smart dress or casual? Both, depending on the occasion
  8. Car or bike? Car
  9. Animals or people? Is it bad to say animals?
  10. Sweet or savoury? Savoury for me
Why not talk to Glossop Cartons today about your carton packaging requirements? Call us on 0161 480 3568 or email us at sales@glossopcartons.com