Stockport-based packaging company Glossop Cartons has been shortlisted for two prestigious accolades within the 2016 North West Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
Now in its 15th consecutive year, the EN awards celebrate the most established and esteemed owner-managed businesses across the region.
Glossop Cartons is led by Managing Director Brian Sidebottom and a team of three sisters -Jacky Sidebottom-Every, Vicky Every and Jill Woodacre.
The business has been shortlisted for the EN ‘Family Business of the Year’.
The family run team has grown from a small start-up in 1984 with just a handful of employees, to a thriving market-leading packaging company employing almost 100 staff.
Sales Director Jacky Sidebottom-Every has been nominated for ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ following her success in spearheading the ongoing success of Glossop Cartons by investing heavily in new machinery, including a world-first state-of-the-art cutting machine.
Jacky has led the company’s commitment to developing ground breaking technology within the business which in turn has enabled the company to flourish in recent years.
The shortlisting follows a busy year for the company after it acquired Contact Print and Packaging in November 2015 and relocated from Padfield, Derbyshire to Contact’s modern facility in Stockport.
The company strengthened its credentials within the food and pharmaceutical packaging market, most recently adding an AA graded BRC Packaging Accredited award to its quality assured achievements. The business has recently taken on a number of new contracts and appointed five new locally-based employees at its headquarters in Reddish.
Glossop Cartons Marketing and Commercial Manager Vicky Every comments: “We’re delighted and honoured to be shortlisted for the Manufacturing and Family Business accolades, which are testament to joint efforts of the management team and to the challenges that we have overcome together in the last few years.
“Glossop Cartons has always strived to be the best in all areas of our business, from our manufacturing processes through to the unrivalled support that we offer our customers and the training that we provide for our staff. Being shortlisted for the North West Entrepreneur of the Year Awards is testament to our vision to ensure that Glossop Cartons is always at the forefront of the packaging industry. Winning at the EN awards would be a wonderful way to celebrate the success we have enjoyed in the past few years.”
The 2016 North West Entrepreneur of the Year Awards ceremony takes place on the 3rd November at Mere Golf & Spa Resort in Knutsford, and brings together over 500 of the most successful business leaders, corporate advisors and investors in the region to celebrate entrepreneurial success.