Pharmaceutical Cartons and Packaging from Glossop Cartons

In its almost 40 years of business, Glossop Cartons has provided carton board packaging products for many sectors, from food and beverages, household goods, beauty and fragrance, pet products and pharmaceutical and healthcare.

Offering the full range of pharmaceutical packaging processes, Glossop Cartons’ print control systems include the ability to produce Braille, along with complex emboss and de-boss design features on all of their packaging products.

Requiring a delicate yet precise handling process, Glossop Cartons works alongside our pharmaceutical customers to ensure a smooth process at every step of the way.

With expertise in production control to maintain precise volumes, even when processing high quantities, we also know that traceability is paramount. Therefore, Glossop Cartons offers a fail-safe track and trace approach so that should it be necessary, we can track down a specific batch in the supply chain quickly and efficiently. This fast and accurate service is just one of the reasons why Glossop Cartons is highly trusted by its pharmaceutical and healthcare clients.

Glossop Cartons once again successfully passed the audit for Pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) earlier this year. The GMP covers all aspects of production from the starting materials, premises, and equipment to the training and personal hygiene of staff.

Playing a key role in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical packaging, most noticeably for our Skin Pack Cards which is a popular, highly flexible and economical method of packaging, Glossop Cartons was thrilled to be rewarded for its high standards. The GMP audit recognises that Glossop Cartons is meeting customer and consumer expectations and working to ensure the quality and safety of our products.

If you would like to talk to us about your pharmaceutical packaging needs, please get in touch with us by calling 0161 480 3568 or by emailing sales@glossopcartons.com


Glossop Cartons Maintains Accreditations

Glossop Cartons maintained three of its existing accreditations recently, furthering its commitment to providing high-quality products and reliable service to its customers.

We were very happy to be awarded an A-Grade in our BRC Audit, which was a welcome addition to our other accreditations: ISO 9001: 2015 to indicate quality management systems, ISO 14001: 2015 for environmental management, and BS OHSAS 18001 for compliance with occupational health and safety management systems.

The BRC Audit, or BRC Food Safety Audit, is the British Retail Consortium‘s official assessment of a food manufacturer’s adherence to the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, which we at Glossop Cartons take very seriously.

The company was founded in 1996 by retailers who wanted to harmonize food safety standards across the supply chain, and BRC publish a family of standards referred to as BRC Global Standards and BRC certification is certified compliance with one of these standards.

We also welcomed accreditation by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) which highlights our achievements in responsible sourcing of forest-derived materials. With a passion for sustainability, we are committed to helping our clients discover the most ethical packaging resources, such as wood, paper and other forest products made with materials from well-managed forests and/or recycled sources.

Glossop Cartons manufactures printed cartons for many well-known food providers across the UK, with our Printed & Plain Cartons being a firm favourite among them. Highly versatile, retailers like them because they offer an array of shapes and styles and offer efficient use of space for transportation, storage and merchandising at point of sale, whilst consumers like them for their visual impact and green credentials.

The BRC Audit followed the successful audit for Pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) which Glossop Cartons passed earlier this year too. GMP covers all aspects of production from the starting materials, premises, and equipment to the training and personal hygiene of staff.

Playing a key role in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical packaging, most noticeably for our Skin Pack Cards which is a popular, highly flexible and economical method of packaging, Glossop Cartons was thrilled to be rewarded for its high standards. The GMP audit recognises that Glossop Cartons is meeting customer and consumer expectations and working to ensure the quality and safety of our products.

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The Glossop Cartons Stamp of Approval

As a business about to celebrate its 40th year, Glossop Cartons has great pride in the quality of the work we produce, and we’re confident that every single carton we print is the best that it can be.

From the initial conversations about our customers’ packaging requirements – from product characteristics and packaging design, the materials needed for the environment in which it will be sold, and even how it can be transported as economically as possible, the Glossop Cartons team has the experience to advise and guide our customers should they need it, making sure we keep to the brief – and budget – for every job.

Practise Makes Perfect

For customers that prefer to create prototypes to test with focus groups before a product goes to market, our production team work alongside them to provide CAD samples in production materials. This enables them to check the style, functionality, construction, and visual impact, and assess its attractiveness to customers early in the process.

Putting You in the Picture

Once a customer is satisfied with the construction and functionality of their carton, we either use their own artwork – we’ll send a digital cutter guide file for the design to be dropped onto, or should they need assistance, we have an in-house repro team that can create eye-catching designs for your target audience.

Once artwork has been submitted, we will reproduce it as a digital proof which the customer gets to approve before the production plates are made, and should they require it, we can provide wet proofs too (this option can be specified in your initial quotation).

World-Leading Machinery

With a history of investing in innovative printing machinery, Glossop Cartons is well equipped to handle all manner of carton packaging requirements.

Our world-leading print presses with UV capability are compatible and fully complement each other which improves productivity and reduces downtime, as well as delivering a tangible increase in lithographic printing quality, printing the sharpest dot, at speed. It enables us to apply a range of coatings, from ‘luxury matt’ to ‘high gloss’ onto a wide range of substrates utilising the benefits of both interdeck and UV dryers.

Our state-of-the-art Bobst folder gluer offers the flexibility of design styles and fast production speeds.

Our enthusiasm for new advancements in production has generated a lot of attention over the years and none more so than in 2013 when we became the first company in the world to commission the revolutionary Highcon Euclid™ digital cutting and creasing machine. This enables us to offer our customers even faster speeds to market, greater flexibility and cost-savings on shorter runs.

If you would like to talk to us about your next packaging project, please get in touch with us by calling 0161 480 3568 or by emailing sales@glossopcartons.com

Glossop Cartons Shortlisted for Employer of the Year at Greater Manchester Business Awards

Hot on the heels of the Made in the North West Awards shortlist a fortnight ago, Glossop Cartons is delighted to have been shortlisted for another major regional award this week in the Employer of the Year category of the Greater Manchester Business Awards.

Family values have shaped every aspect of Glossop Cartons’ operation over the last 39 years and the business has always worked hard to create an enjoyable and supportive work environment for staff, so we’re thrilled to have been recognised for our commitment to staff wellbeing – especially given the strains of the past 18 months and the management buy-out earlier this year.

The new senior management team is committed to continuing the culture of a family business – the foundations of which were forged by the company’s previous Managing Director, Jacky Sidebottom-Every, along with her husband Brian, and her sisters Vicky and Jill – and is dedicated to the welfare of all 100 employees. This has resulted in continued high staff satisfaction levels and a well-motivated workforce.

Each employee is treated as a member of the ‘family’ and benefits from training, social events and supportive management.  Perhaps because of this approach, the firm enjoys excellent staff retention with nearly a third of employees being with the business between 5 and 30+ years.

There are great opportunities for staff development and progression and Glossop Cartons actively promotes from within the business when possible, as we did recently when we upskilled some of our workforce and made internal moves to fill a vacancy in the Cut & Crease department.

The senior managers collaborate to develop a sound corporate strategy, while working closely with their team to ensure that all staff are committed to maintaining high standards of work in every aspect of a company’s operations. This Total Quality Management (TQM) approach involves, amongst other things, regular internal and external training for staff of all levels. In addition, everyone is empowered to influence the firm’s progress and an open-door policy applies at all times which we believe helps foster an inclusive and supportive environment across the whole workforce.

Our close-knit team – a lot of whom live locally – have worked incredibly hard during the pandemic and helped the business to achieve solid growth in the last year despite the challenges of Covid-19 and we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of them – it really is a team effort and we believe we have an exceptionally strong and dedicated team which helps keep us at the top of our game, providing high-quality products and services to all our customers.

The Greater Manchester Business Awards will take place on September 3rd. For more information on Glossop Cartons’ award-winning history, visit our Awards page here >

Glossop Cartons is the UK’s leading manufacturer of carton board packaging products and delivers innovative packaging solutions that protect and help sell your product.

Our award-winning team have worked with a wide range of products from food and drink to household, beauty, pharma and most things in between so we know what works and we’ll create a packaging solution that’s right for you. To find out more, call us on 0161 480 3568 or email sales@glossopcartons.com


Glossop Cartons Shortlisted for Manufacturing Award

Glossop Cartons is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted in the Made in the North West awards.

After a very busy 12 months, it was fantastic to hear that we have been shortlisted in the Manufacturer of the Year award (under £25 million) category of the high-profile awards, which celebrate the great and the good of the region’s manufacturing sector.

Achieving year on year growth of 32%, despite the challenges of Covid-19, Glossop Cartons is one of the leading names in carbon board manufacturing, supplying a diverse range of market sectors, including pharmaceutical and beauty, food and drink, personal healthcare and household.

The last 12 months have been one of our most successful trading periods, and we are proud to have supported our key customers throughout the pandemic and kept pace with additional packaging demands.

The company also underwent a management buy out in March and has invested heavily in fastrack training its staff to strengthen the workforce in order to provide an even better service.

Wayne Fitzpatrick, managing director at Glossop Cartons, said: “We are thrilled to be up for this prestigious regional award, which celebrates the achievements of some of the finest manufacturing firms in the North West.

“It’s been an exciting time for Glossop Cartons since the management buyout in February and we have sustained impressive growth and made successful in-roads into new markets. It means a great deal for us to be up there alongside some of the region’s top manufacturers and for our team to be recognised for its expertise and hard work.”

The winners will be announced at a black-tie event at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester on 28 July.

If you would like to know more about Glossop Cartons and what we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by calling 0161 480 3568.

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