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  • Writer's pictureMelissa Cairney


Updated: Mar 24, 2023

The UPAC Group, Scotland's Leading Packaging Supplier, from Cardonald in Glasgow has beaten off stiff competition to become a finalist in the Employer of the Year in the Lloyds Bank Business Excellence Awards 2021.

The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards (BBEA) celebrates and showcases the resilience, innovation and creativity of British businesses.

The UPAC Group was developed to meet the market demands of a one stop location facilitating the entire packaging supply process from concept to final product delivery. The UPAC Group offers the best solution for all your box packaging needs, with access to specialist machinery in the manufacture of corrugated boxes, solid board cartons, lithographic laminate boxes, polythene products, labels and a distribution arm to ensure unrivalled packaging services. In addition, our full in-house design team is ready to work side by side with customers to create solutions exclusive to the specific business requirements. With 180,000 square foot of storage and a fleet of vehicles at our disposal, we make sure the product is always available when needed.

Over the last year, despite the pandemic, our business has continued to grow from strength to strength. We diversified our product list to help supply the full range to our customers, when other businesses remained closed.

We devised an innovative range of ‘U-Chill’ temperature-controlled packaging (on site) to provide a solution to help businesses who moved online/ ecommerce when lockdown hit in March. We also provided struggling businesses with free stockholding, no customers under financial pressure were put on stop and none of our customers were let down.

Our team are empowered and are left to manage their own accounts- similar to how they would run their own business. The team sit in a large open office where collaboration from each individual is key to the success of the business as a whole. Staff are encouraged to understand every aspect of the business as movement within roles is a regular occurrence. The company believes completely that a happy workforce leads to a healthy bottom line.

UPAC- Understanding Packaging And Customers.

Melissa Cairney, Marketing Manager said: “We are thrilled to be among the top business in Britain by becoming a finalist in these very prestigious National business awards. Being a finalist is testament to the innovation, hard work and dedication shown by our team during the last year. ”

Event Director of The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards (BBEA), Sarah Austin said: “Our awards are a national platform to showcase, celebrate and honour the very best of British business. Becoming a finalist is a very impressive accolade; all our finalists stood out as truly creative and innovative during a turbulent year for British businesses; they have proven their companies to be resilient, entrepreneurial and really are best of class.”

All finalists will present to the judging panel in September, then the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in November. Tickets to attend the ceremony are available to purchase through the website:

Notes to editors:

The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards is the elite business awards programme for businesses of all shapes and sizes. After the setback is the comeback: the British Business Excellence Awards is bringing some cheer back to the UK business community after the trials and tribulations of the coronavirus crisis.

The awards celebrate the resilience, innovation and creativity of British businesses, whether big or small, an innovative new start-up or an established industry player, private, public or third sector. The awards host a yearlong programme of networking events, round tables, exemplar judging processes which all then culminate in a glittering awards ceremony on Tuesday 9th November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

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