The 2019 UK Packaging Awards Shortlist


We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2019 UK Packaging Awards. If you have made the shortlist, huge congratulations!

Winners will be announced at the awards evening on Thursday 7th November, 2019, at the Grosvenor House, London.

To book your place at the awards, please click here.



Best New Concept Award      

Sponsored by Heidelberg


• 10 flat bottle case - Garçon Wines

• 12 Cell Beer Bottle Divider- Smurfit Kappa

• Boomerang Reusable Mailing Bag - Euro Packaging UK Ltd

• Carbon Neutral air pillow film - Southgate Packaging

• Chill Pack - Cepac Ltd

• GreenCool - Eco Cool Box - Design Futures-Sheffield Hallam University

• Shelf-stable, ready-meal lidding film - Sealed Air


Best Packaging of a New Product


• Asda One Touch Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) Squeeze Pouch - Clifton Packaging

• Chinnery Gin - Allied Glass

• Husqvarna (P25) - Saica Pack

• Mount Rigi Swiss Aperitif - Stölzle Flaconnage Ltd

• Nando’s Peri-Peri meal kit - DS Smith Packaging Division

• Plant-based meat alternative products for the “This Isn’t Range” - RAP LTD

• Quantum Ultimate Finish Tub - Reckitt Benckiser

• Re:Nourish soup bottle - RPC Corby and RPC Design

• Thatchers Rosé - ARDAGH MP WEST FRANCE SAS

• Warner's Gin - Hue & Cry


Branding Project of the Year

Sponsored by Sun Chemical


• Bloom and Wild Letterbox Pack - DS Smith Packaging

• Cooks & Co – product range - February

• Co-op Irresistible Carménère - Equator Design

• Fever Tree Gin & Tonic Crackers - Simply Cartons

• Kinnie - Bluemarlin BD Ltd

• Organix rebrand - Organix

• Skeeter's - Black Eye Project

• TOTM & Marsden/Mee - TOTM rebrand

• Wahaca Mexican Street Market Tacos - All About Food Ltd

• Waitrose & Partners - Williams Murray Hamm


Cartonboard Pack of the Year

Sponsored by huber group uk


• Andros – Pot Topper - Graphic Packaging International

• Bunless & Sides Delivery Packaging - Euro Packaging UK Ltd

• Chilango Puracoat® Pack - The Sherwood Group

• Fever Tree Gin & Tonic Crackers - Simply Cartons

• Kingdom of Hearts 3 - Deluxe Edition - WestRock

• McVitie’s Gingerbread House - Graphic Packaging International

• PAVÉ d’Affinios Luxury Cheese Lovers Advent Calendar - Coveris

Enchanted Forest Advent - Simply Cartons Sponsored by hubergroup Consumer Convenience Award

• Ball’s petite 20cl slim can - Ball Beverage Packaging

• Fold it Bin it Collapsible Fish & Chip box - Newgate Communications

• Good-e Bags (sustainable paper mailing Bags) - Simpac (James P Sim & Co Ltd)

• Reseal & Recycle - FFP Packaging Solutions

• Small Beer Carrier - Saica Pack


Consumer Convenience Award


• Ball’s petite 20cl slim can - Ball Beverage Packaging

• Fold it Bin it Collapsible Fish & Chip box - Saica Pack

• Good-e Bags (sustainable paper mailing Bags) - Simpac (James P Sim & Co Ltd)

• Reseal & Recycle - FFP Packaging Solutions

• Small Beer Carrier - Saica Pack


Co-Pack & Fulfilment Company of the Year

Sponsored by BCMPA


• Carlton Forest Group - Carlton Forest Group

• Grotech Production Ltd - Grotech Production Ltd

• Complete Co-Packing Services Ltd - Complete Co-Packing Service Ltd

• Granby Marketing Services - Granby Marketing Services

• Lemonpath Limited - Lemonpath Limited


Corrugated: Online Retail and Consumer Goods

Sponsored by CPI


• Brewdog Advent Calendar - Saica Pack

• Cracker Sample Pack - Saica Pack

• FREESTAR DRINKS: 3 BOTTLE PROMO PACK - Saica Pack

• Personalised Vitamin mailer Pack - Smurfit Kappa

• Ted Baker e-commerce Box and Sleeve Range - DS Smith Packaging

• Thorn Lighting CiviTEQ - Saica Pack

• Tiny Rebel 7th Birthday Limited Edition Can Pack - BoxMart


Corrugated: Retail Ready and Point of Sale

Sponsored by Bobst


• Ginsters Counter Display - DS Smith Packaging Division

• Harrods Limited Edition Teddy Bear Box - KMD Company

• Lindt Bunny - DS Smith

• OptiShop Fin – Wm Morrisons (Farmers Boy) The Best Bacon - DS Smith Packaging Division

• pladis - McVities/Mind Campaign - DS Smith

• Premier Foods - Chinese New Year Campaign - DS Smith



CSR Initiative of the Year


• Ardagh Group - Ardagh Group

• Clean Tech / Plastipak - Plastipak / Clean Tech

• DS Smith Packaging - DS Smith Packaging

• F&F, Tesco - F&F

• Faerch UK Ltd - Faerch UK Ltd

• Faerch UK Ltd - Faerch UK Ltd

• LEIPA UK Limited - LEIPA UK Limited

• Marks & Spencer - M&S


Design Team of the Year

Sponsored by OPRL


• Design Futures, Sheffield Hallam University - Design Futures-Sheffield Hallam University

• DS Smith Packaging - DS Smith Packaging Division

• EP Design House - Euro Packaging UK Ltd

• Equator Design - Equator Design

• Rigid Containers Ltd - Rigid Containers Ltd

• RPC Design - RPC Design


Development Team of the Year

Sponsored by Coveris


• Clifton Packaging - Clifton Packaging

• Edrington - Edrington Distillers Ltd

• Youngs Seafood Limited - Youngs Seafood


Flexible Plastic Pack of the Year


• Amcor AmLite Standard Recyclable for Popcorn Shed - Amcor

• Asda One Touch Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) Squeeze Pouch - Clifton Packaging

• Finish 0% Recyclabe Eco Pouch - Reckitt Benckiser

• M&S Social Plastic Reusable PP Woven Shopping Bag - Solent Homecare

• PE+ - Coveris

• Pura Panela - Design Futures-Sheffield Hallam University

Glass Pack of the Year: Other Drinks, Food and Other Glass Products

Sponsored by British Glass



• Cobra Beer - O-I UK Limited

• Cottage Delight packaging rebrand: 12oz square glass jar, 8oz square glass jar and 220ml glass bottle - Beatson Clark

• Glacierfire Water - Bruni Glass Sponsored by British Glass Glass 


Glass Pack of the Year: Spirits, perfume and cosmetics

Sponsored by British Glass


• Chinnery Gin - Allied Glass

• Dead Man’s Fingers spiced rum glass packaging rebrand - Beatson Clark

• Glasgow whisky - Allied Glass

• Glenfiddich 'Valley' - Ardagh Group

• Steel Bonnets - Allied Glass

• Tarquin's Cornish Gin - Stölzle Flaconnage Ltd

• Theodore Gin - Allied Glass

• Whyte & Mackay Light - Ardagh Group


Innovation of the Year

Sponsored by Packaging Innovations 2019


• 4 Flap Flurry - HAVI GLOBAL SOLUTIONS

• Asda One Touch Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) Squeeze Pouch - Clifton Packaging

• LuxCR™ Depolymerisation process - DUPONT TEIJIN FILMS

• McDonald’s Salad Bowl - Mayr-Melnhof Karton Gesellschaft m.b.H.

• Old Pulteney Core Collection featuring: Old Pulteney 12 Years Old, Old Pulteney Huddart, Old Pulteney 15 Years Old and Old Pulteney 18 Years Old. - WestRock's Multi Packaging Solutions

• Roberts Thick Soft White 800g - Roberts Bakery

• Waitrose Mini Bite Treat Tubs - Charpak Ltd

• YES! World first, flow wrapped barrier coated paper account line confectionery snack bars - Nestle UK Ltd


Investment Project of the Year


• Amaray - Amaray

• Clean Tech - Plastipak / Clean Tech

• Coveris - Pack Positive® Centre - Coveris

• FFP Packaging Solutions - FFP Packaging Solutions

• Rigid Containers Ltd - Rigid Containers Ltd


Label of the Year


• Winchester Dry Gin - CS Labels

• Echo Falls Occasions - Multi-Color Cwmbran, UK

• Diablesse Caribbean Rum - The Label Makers

• LIC Frozen Cocktails - Coveris

• Jack Vettriano Gin - Amberley Adhesive Labels

• Greenall's Blueberry Gin - Reflex Label Plus

• The Muff Liquor Company- Crafted with Lemon, Mandarin & Rosemary - Reflex Label Plus

• HYKE Gin - Reflex Label Plus Sponsored by HP Limited Edition of the Year


Limited Edition of the Year 

Sponsored by HP


• Liz Earle – Naturally Active Limited Edition Gift Packaging, “The Liz Earle Classic” - Smurfit Kappa

• Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne – World Heritage Limited Edition - Crown Aerosols and Promotional Packaging

• Octomore 10 Series - Crown Aerosols and Promotional Packaging

• Penderyn Grand Slam limited edition Whisky - DS Smith Packaging Division

• Piper-Heidsieck Champagne - CROWN PACKAGING EUROPEAN DIVISION GmbH

• Resident Evil 2 : Collector's Edition - Westrock (MPS) Special Packaging

• The Bee Book - GPA Luxury (MW Luxury)

• Tordoff Wines & Hampers Gift Pack - Smurfit Kappa

• Unipart Sky Jersey Box - Woodway UK

• Vegan Sausage Roll Promo Box - Euro Packaging UK Ltd


Metal Pack of the Year

Sponsored by MPMA


• 2 piece ½ kg can diameter 83 - ARDAGH MP WEST FRANCE SAS

• Corinthia Hotel 'Grandma Recipe' Cookies - P. Wilkinson Containers Ltd & William Say & Co

• Natura Bisse Diamond Cocoon Bath & Shower Balm - Roberts Metal Packaging Ltd

• Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne –World Heritage Limited Edition - CROWN PACKAGING EUROPEAN DIVISION GmbH

• Octomore 10 Series - CROWN PACKAGING EUROPEAN DIVISION GmbH

• Peckham Pale - Ball Beverage Packaging

• Snack Bowl - CROWN Packaging European Division GmbH

• Stabburet Aluminum Hansa can for fish fillet (popular in Norway) - ARDAGH MP WEST FRANCE SAS


Outstanding Contribution to the Industry

Sponsored by Antalis



• Andrew Smith - B Smith Packaging Ltd

• Shahid Sheikh OBE - Clifton Packaging

• Simon Smith - CS Labels

•  Mark Caul - RAP UK


Packaging Company

Presented by Packaging News 


• Clifton Packaging - Clifton Packaging

• Coveris - Coveris

• DS Smith Packaging - DS Smith Packaging Division

• FFP Packaging Solutions - FFP Packaging Solutions

• Klöckner Pentaplast - Klöckner Pentaplast

• Rigid Containers Ltd - Rigid Containers Ltd

• Ball Beverage Packaging - Ball Beverage Packaging

• Swiftpak Ltd - Swiftpak Ltd


Resource Efficient Pack of the Year

Sponsored by EFIA Academy


• Accolade Wine Wraps : CTO & Sustainability Drive - Smurfit Kappa

• Branded Sample Product Distribution Pack - DS Smith

• McDonald’s Salad Bowl - Mayr-Melnhof Karton Gesellschaft m.b.H.

• Original Bamboo Razor - Bulldog Skincare

• Project Enable - Sealed Air

• Single Wall Produce Tray - DS Smith

• VCI Corrugated Box – Antalis


Rigid Plastic Pack of the Year


• Jewel™ FTG range made from 100% rPET - Klöckner Pentaplast

• Quantum Ultimate Finish Tub - Reckitt Benckiser

• Stackable PET Containers - RPC Promens and RPC Design


Rising Star Award

Sponsored by DS Smith


• Natalie Scawthorn Aire Design

• Mahila Rana - Panda Packaging

•  Vikki White - RPC Design

•  Phil Fletcher - RPC Promens

• Andrew Davies - Smurfit Kappa


SME Company of the Year


• Charpak Ltd - Charpak Ltd

• FFP Packaging Solutions - FFP Packaging Solutions

• Swiftpak Ltd - Swiftpak Ltd

• Curtis Packaging 


Supply Chain Solution of the Year

Sponsored by Woodland Group 


• ACDC Lighting Project - The Cardboard Box Company

• Allermuir Seating Project - The Cardboard Box Company

• Fuchs 20 litre Lube Cube - DS Smith Packaging Division

• K1520 Pack - Cepac Ltd

• Shock Pack - Cepac Ltd

• Weatherproof Sainsbury’s Argos Catalogue Shipper - Smurfit Kappa