These categories reward business financial performance and strategy, outstanding company projects and individual achievement. Entrants must be companies registered in the UK, with either a UK or overseas ownership. To enter you must complete the online entry form which will involve submitting a short summary for the year under review (from 1 May 2020 up to, and including, 1 May 2021). Details of what to include in your summary can be found in the category description for each award. Please note, should you wish to go over the word count for a specific question, you will have the opportunity to upload a supporting word document when you come to the end of the questions.
Your packaging samples must be sent to us w/c Monday 6th September. Detailed delivery instructions will be sent to you once you have entered online.
Co-Pack & Fulfilment Company of the Year
This category recognises companies providing contract manufacturing, packing, fulfilment & logistics services in the UK who have delivered the best overall performance in the year under review.
CSR Initiative of the Year
The CSR initiative awards environmental initiative abound in packaging, from small-scale projects such as encouraging recycling at work or local education initiatives to major schemes such as remodelling of logistics to reduce lorry journeys.
Design Team of the Year
We’re on the lookout for a design team that fully understands how designing for a circular economy will benefit the challenges facing the UK.
Development Team of the Year
This category is open exclusively to packaging development teams at brands and retailers and is designed to reward the team that has shown consistent innovation and quality in the packaging that they specify.
Entrepreneurial Business of the Year
Like the flagship Packaging Company category, this award recognises smaller packaging suppliers that have combined outstanding financial, business and production performance.
Investment Project of the Year
This award will honour the investment or installation project which has had the greatest impact on a company or the wider market.
Outstanding Contribution to the Industry
This award recognises individual achievement in the packaging industry and rewards people who have made an impact, not only within their own companies but in the wider industry over their career.
Packaging Company of the Year
The ultimate accolade in the packaging industry recognises the packaging manufacturer that has best combined outstanding financial, business and production performance over the year under review.
Rising Star Award
Packaging is a hotbed of emerging talent, be it in manufacturing, technology, design or any of the other areas that form the packaging supply chain. This award recognises individuals in the first five years of their professional lives who, whatever they do, are making a real difference to the company they work for. Businesses are invited to nominate people within their own company or in companies they deal with.
Sustainable Retailer of the Year
This new award for 2020 recognises the work of a retailer that has made huge strides in their sustainability programme over the period assessed.