ENDING THE YEAR ON A HIGH NOTE
CLIFTON PACKAGING LTD HAS REALISED ITS GOALS AND SEEN A STREAM OF SUCCESSES IN 2017. THE FAMILY FIRM HAS HIGH HOPES FOR 2018
Clifton Packaging Ltd, a family company that has been operating since 1981, has always set itself the goal of trying to be the first to achieve something new in terms of innovation.
Its history of innovation is clear to see. It has introduced many firsts over the years. As far back as fas 2004, Clifton was the first company to introduce quad seal resealable bags for the biscuit industry Since then it has launched many award-winning packs into the industry, the latest being the Unique beer pouch designed and produced for Hopcraft. SAB Miller.
2017 has been a successful one for the company, which is justly proud of some of its achievements over the past 12 months.
The Leicester-based company was once again recognised for its innovation and creativity at the annual WorldStar Awards this year, adding yet another award to the company’s growing collection of accolades and once more firmly establishing the company as a global player.
This year the company won an award for its Hopcraft Pouch, in the beverages award section. It was one of only two UK companies to achieve success in this category, alongside the Coca-Cola Bow. Clifton Packaging was nominated for the global award scheme after having achieved a Silver Star at the UK Packaging Awards at the end of last year. Nominations for WorldStar Awards can only be made if the company has already won a major packaging award.
The company also won the manufacturing award at the Asian Business Awards in the UK. It was also included in the 1000 Companies To Inspire Britain list. It won the Manufacturer of the Year Award at the Made In The Midlands Awards and was also shortlisted for the SME Company of the Year and Export Award. It was a finalist for the Business Entrepreneur of the Year and International Trade Award in the Leicester Mercury Business Awards. It has also seen success with the EFIA 2017 and Manufacturing Awards 2017, The company was a finalist in three categories at this years Flexotech Award, finalist in the UK Packaging Awards Development Team of the Year’, highly commended in the UK Packaging Awards ‘Packaging Company of the Year’. Judges’ commented: ‘Clifton goes from strength to strength year in year out. The last year’s achievements are even more impressive on the industry leading performance of prior years.” Clifton Packaging, founded in 1981, is a privately-owned family business specialising in the manufacture of packaging. packaging machinery and contract packaging. predominantly in the food sector. The company employs 75 people at its Leicester facility and has annual sales of more than £20 million.
Shahid Sheikh OBE. Managing Director of Clifton Packaging Group Ltd, said: “Changes are all part of life. In life it is called evolution, in our business it is called innovation…l would like to thank all our customers. suppliers and friends for their continued support and would like to wish everybody a very happy and prosperous 2018 and hope that everybody’s aspirations are met.”