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Less than four weeks to the East Midlands Packaging Society Golf Day!!

Friday the 26th September; The EMPS/IOM3 golf day is being held this year and the wonderful Horsely Lodge, one of Derbyshire's finest courses. Close to the M1, easy to get to, a great day of golf, networking and camaraderie is certain. NB - an earlier post had the date as the 25th. Please note the correct date of the 26th!…


Added by Martin Hardwidge on September 1, 2014 at 10:21 — No Comments

David Smalley

I did wonder whether it was appropriate to use this site to give this news, but I decided that it was right that our friends in all of our communities should know of our loss:

It is with great sadness that I am writing to let you know of the death of our friend David Smalley, who passed away after a very short illness last Friday, 5th…

Added by Martin Hardwidge on November 12, 2010 at 11:53 — No Comments

Great Night for the East Midlands at the UK Packaging Awards!

Last night was the prize-giving ceremony for the UK Packaging Awards, held in London at the swanky Grosvenor House Hotel. You can see the full list of awards winners here, but companies in the East Midlands 'patch' did extremely well!

Winner - Packaging Company of the Year - Inspirepac
Finalist - Packaging Company of the Year - Benson Group

Added by Martin Hardwidge on November 4, 2010 at 19:25 — No Comments

East Midlands Packaging Society Golf Day 4th October 2010

After the filthy weather of the previous weekend, thirty brave souls ventured over to Newark Golf Club on Monday 4th October for the East Midlands Packaging Society Golf competition; to be greeted with warm late summer sun, a golf course in beautiful condition and an excellent afternoon’s game.

Players assembled from as far afield as Manchester and Northampton to compete for the magnificent Norcros Bowl, a silver trophy donated… Continue

Added by Martin Hardwidge on October 14, 2010 at 15:08 — No Comments

Plastek Visit 21st September 2010

We were privileged to visit the high speed, high volume Plastek facility in September, and our thanks go to Nigel Williams and his team for the warm welcome we received.

Plastek UK is a high-volume manufacturer of plastic components for packaging, for example the top aerosol assembly for Lynx deodorant, many millions of which are made each year.

We were welcomed into the impressive boardroom and treated to an introduction to the US owned group, following which we were split… Continue

Added by Martin Hardwidge on October 11, 2010 at 15:07 — No Comments

A trip to the supermarket without packaging?

Grateful to the good people at Packaging News for finding this one

Added by Martin Hardwidge on November 13, 2009 at 14:34 — No Comments

Golf Day

We had a great day yesterday at Kedleston Park - I wouldn't go so far as to say that the sun shone, but the weather was fantastic for golf, not a breath of wind. The staff at Kedleston looked after us really well and the meal in the evening was excellent.

I hope everyone enjoyed the day. For the record, the winner of the Norcros Trophy and owner of bragging rights for the next year was Mike Young. Outside the main prizes, we also awarded a 'Longest Driver' award to Steve Fletcher of… Continue

Added by Martin Hardwidge on October 6, 2009 at 9:00 — No Comments

Welcome to The Packaging Society East Midlands

Welcome to the new Social Network for East Midlands Packaging professionals. We will be posting items of interest to the local packaging community, plus details of the forthcoming events of The Packaging Society, East MIdlands.

We are a local Society of The Packaging Society, which some of you may remember as the Institute of Packaging, before it joined with the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). As part of IOM3 we are members of a community of over 19,000 materials… Continue

Added by Martin Hardwidge on August 7, 2009 at 9:30 — No Comments

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