Ken Dunlop has been Sales Manager at Chadwicks for almost nine years and has spent his entire career in the packaging sector. We caught up with him to find out more about his background, his current role, his views on what is happening within the plastics packaging sector and his passions outside of work.
Talking exclusively to Packaging News Alastair Bearman, Sales and Marketing Director at Chadwicks, shares his views on how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the flexible packaging market, as well as the impact of new trade rules with the EU and how sustainability is shaping innovation. He says: “Looking forward to the UK tax on plastic packaging in 2022, there is growing interest in adding recycled content into packaging and in response to this Chadwicks has [...]
Customer Care Administrator, Debbie Hardman, is celebrating 40 years’ service at Chadwicks. With only six office staff in the company when she joined, Debbie’s initial workload was varied, involving everything from managing reception to raising orders. As the company began to expand and grow its customer base overseas, Debbie moved into a dedicated customer-focussed, internal sales and exports role. Today she manages accounts in the UK, Scandanavia, Israel, the Middle East, Africa, Indonesia, Spain, Portugal [...]
In these unprecedented times we have all had to find new ways of working and the packaging sector is no exception. Prior to Covid-19 Chadwicks had never considered carrying out a customer print approval remotely, only ever having done them on-site. And yet last week at the request of a customer that is exactly what the team successfully did using WhatsApp. The print and colour standards were generated and presented to the client via video [...]
2020 will be a year forever etched in our memories. We have all faced uncertain times and the challenge of having to make significant changes to our personal and professional lives. Like all businesses Chadwicks has had to adapt; virtual meetings with customers have become the norm, social distancing policies have been implemented in the factory and customer print approvals have taken place remotely. A sharp rise in demand for lidding at the outset of [...]
Plastic, aluminium or paper, die-cut lids are used across a range of packaging pots and containers for dairy, beverage, confectionary and snack products. Produced with only a 0.25mm excess on pot size, die-cut lids provide a much neater and more professional pack than other sealing processes such as ‘cut & seal’ systems. Die-cut lids also require less material during manufacturing than reel feed systems and mean minimum waste for the packer. Providing you use a [...]
2019 has been a busy and exciting year for Chadwicks with new appointments, long service awards, new innovations and a brand new look for our website. As the year draws to a close we look back on some of its highlights. We started the year ‘Down Under’ with John Harrison joining us as Technical Sales Manager for Australia and New Zealand. A move which has enabled us to offer a more personal service to existing [...]
Market leading pre-cut lid and shrink sleeve manufacturer Chadwicks of Bury (part of the Clondalkin Group), has developed an aluminium lidding material to seal to glass. Developed in-house by Chadwicks, the decorative lids have been produced for a new premium yogurt range from Alston Dairy. Ken Dunlop, Sales Manager at Chadwicks said: “Typically, sealing pre-cut lids to glass presents many technical difficulties, however when Alston Dairy approached us about developing a new type of [...]