“WE ARE REALLY KEEN TO DEVELOP THE E-COMMERCE SIDE OF OUR BUSINESS BOXED UP PACKAGING AND ALSO SEE THAT AS A REALLY GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH.”
Belmont Packaging, located at Hindley Green and originally set up in 1978, manufactures high quality printed and plain corrugated cardboard packaging solutions for a range of industry sectors.
With 90% of customers re-ordering, it has a loyal customer base including New Balance, Hallmark, Nandos and Taylors of Harrogate and they specialise in retail ready, shelf ready and transit packaging.
Owner Kate Hulley bought Belmont Packaging five years ago and, with the help of Wigan Council and the Business Growth Hub, has invested in the business since then.
Kate, who has a background in manufacturing, says: “We’ve received funding to improve various aspects of the business. We’ve bought new machinery to assist in operations and have invested in a lot of green technology such as fitting solar panels on the roof and LED sensor lights inside which switch off automatically when they’re not being used. We’ve also got a new staff canteen and office space.
“It’s important to us that we are sustainable and we’ve also received help applying for our certifications such as FSC standard, BRC and ISO.
“I’M KEEN TO SUPPORT LOCAL PEOPLE AND THE LOCAL ECONOMY.”
Kate added: “We are really keen to develop the e-commerce side of our business, Boxed Up Packaging and also see that as a really good opportunity for growth.”
The e-commerce business, www.boxed-up.co.uk offers a variety of lines of corrugated cardboard boxes, which the public can buy online. Orders can be as small as 25 boxes upwards with next day delivery available.
Kate said: “Both Belmont Packaging and Boxed Up sell nationally, so the road network is important to us. The location at Hindley Green is great for logistics, being close to the M6 and M61 so we can get the products out quickly. We think this side of the business is really going to take off.”
The company is also committed to supporting the community and has donated funding to Westleigh High School so that the pupils there could participate in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) project.
With a team of 25 staff who have a strong work ethic, Kate says that being based in Wigan works well for them and that together they all make Belmont a success and are looking forward to growing the business further.