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 Performance Awards

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Quality Awards

Best Packaging of a New Product

This category recognises packs of any material that have been an essential element in the success of a new product or brand manufactured in the UK.

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Best New Concept Award

Packaging is full of ingenious inventions that have not yet made it to market. This award recognises the best new packaging innovation that has not yet been taken up by a brand or end user.

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Branding Project of the Year

This category rewards outstanding brand design projects for either new or existing products.

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Cartonboard Pack of the Year

This category recognises innovation and excellence in production for all types of packs made primarily from cartonboard, but caps, windows and other components can be made from other materials.

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Consumer Convenience Award

This category rewards the best packs of any material that demonstrate outstanding convenience for the consumer, including factors such as ease of opening, resealing, ease of use, ease of storage and ease of disposal.

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Corrugated: Online Retail and Consumer Goods

This category is open to all corrugated packs that deliver products directly to consumers, including packs for online retail, outer boxes for products such as drinks, packs for large consumer items and white goods and so on.

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Corrugated: Retail Ready and Point of Sale

This category is open to all corrugated packs that perform a role in the retail space to deliver primary packs to shoppers, including retail ready packs and point of sale units.

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Flexible Plastic Pack of the Year

This category will reward excellence in production and innovation in flexible plastic packs such as pouches, sachets, sacks and bags.

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Glass Pack of the Year: Other drinks, food and other glass products

These categories are open to all frosted, clear or coloured glass packaging including jars, bottles and vials.

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Glass Pack of the Year: Spirits, perfume and cosmetics

These categories are open to all frosted, clear or coloured glass packaging including jars, bottles and vials.

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Innovation of the Year

This category rewards packs of any material that have brought something completely new and unexpected to the market and delivered real benefits to a brand.

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Label of the Year

This category recognises the best in printed labels and is open to all labels for packaging, including self-adhesive labels, shrink sleeves, wet-glue labels, leaflet labels and in-mould labels, printed using any method.

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Limited Edition of the Year

The proliferation of limited-edition packs in recent times has demonstrated a growing recognition of the power of special edition packaging in influencing consumers’ purchasing decisions. This award recognises the very best limited-edition packs, in any material or market.


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Metal Pack of the Year

This category rewards excellence in innovation and production for packs made of aluminium, steel or any other metal.

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Resource Efficient Pack of the Year

This category will reward the pack that shows the best social and environmental credentials.

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Rigid Plastic Pack of the Year

This category recognises the best innovation and production in rigid plastic packs

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Supply Chain Solution of the Year

This category recognises packaging of any material that has helped products travel safely, conveniently and cost-effectively through the supply chain.

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