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08 Nov 2019
BoxMart Highly Commended at UK Packaging Awards
Innovative packaging solutions provider BoxMart is celebrating again after being highly commended at the UK Packaging Awards 2019 for its work producing the first multipack for Welsh craft brewery, Tiny Rebel.

Adding to a raft of plaudits from packaging peers, the UKPA judging panel praised the BoxMart team’s work in the Corrugated: Online Retailer and Consumer Goods category, commending it ...

24 Oct 2019
Bubble, bubble, packaging trouble? Let BoxMart cast its spell over your Halloween!
The clocks have gone back, the nights are drawing in and the first festive items have already appeared on the supermarket shelves (we swear they get earlier each year!) which can mean only one thing…yes, Halloween is upon us!

With the annual spookathon continuing to grow in popularity – retail expenditure in the UK topped more than £490m in 2018* and is expected to grow again thi ...

08 Aug 2019
BoxMart shortlisted for UK Packaging Award
Hot on the heels of winning a prestigious Starpack Award, innovative packaging solutions provider BoxMart has been shortlisted for a much sought-after UK Packaging Award for its work producing the first multipack for Welsh craft brewery, Tiny Rebel.

The BoxMart team collaborated closely with the award-winning drinks company to design and produce packaging for its seventh birthday celebration pack. ...

28 Jun 2019
BoxMart scoops top industry award with Tiny Rebel Limited Edition multipack
Starpack Gold Award win is “testament to innovative team”

Innovative packaging solutions provider BoxMart has won a prestigious Starpack Gold Award for its work producing the first multipack for Welsh Craft Brewery, Tiny Rebel.

Judges at the Starpack Packaging Industry Innovation Awards praised the design and execution of the Limited Edition Can Pack - commissioned to mark the award-winn ...

19 Jun 2019
Importance of a brand’s story and heritage in alcohol packaging
BoxMart Managing Director Jo Offord recently spoke with Packaging News about the importance of a brand’s story and heritage in alcohol packaging. While some of Jo’s contributions can be read in May 2019 issue of Packaging News, we thought you might be interested to read all of what Jo had to say.  

How crucial is the story of a brand to the final design and look?

The brand narrati ...

10 Jun 2019
BoxMart shortlisted for industry award with first Tiny Rebel multipack
Innovative packaging solutions provider BoxMart has been shortlisted for a prestigious Starpack Award, following its latest work producing the first multipack for Welsh Craft Brewery, Tiny Rebel.

When the award-winning drinks company needed packaging for a seventh birthday collaboration pack, the brief demanded the pack reflect Tiny Rebel’s distinctive and vibrant branding. It had to deliver ...

In depth, with BoxMart Managing Director Jo Offord
BoxMart Managing Director Jo Offord recently spoke with Packaging News about the corrugated packaging market, and how BoxMart is continually adapting and developing to meet customer requirements. While some of Jo’s contributions can be read in the February 2019 issue of Packaging News, we thought you might be interested to read all of what Jo had to say.

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01 May 2019
Meet the Team: Nicola Gurevitch-Beacock
  • What’s your job title?
 Marketing & Sales Co-ordinator 
  • How did you get into the industry/your job?
 I’ve always worked in sales but directly prior to Boxmart I worked for a well known brand, assisting customers with branding options for corporate gifting and events. This sparked my interest in branding and print. 
  • What inspired you to get into ...

    03 Apr 2019
    Meet The Team: Claire Perks
    Claire talks Downing Street, CBeebies and excavators  
    • What’s your job title?
    Project Manager 
    • How did you get into the industry/your job? (Work history)
    By complete and utter accident! I graduated with a degree in materials engineering back in 2003 and after a brief stint working on the railways, I joined a London based lobby firm which campaigned on behalf of businesses ...

    BoxMart Captures the Spirit of Bespoke Packaging
    Bespoke packaging design is a tricky art to master. With high streets and online marketplaces rammed with competing products, brands need to develop and own their specific niche to attract the modern consumer. 

    Packaging poses a sizable challenge for both upcoming and well-established brands. 

    Smaller brands strive to stand out amongst the traditional market leaders. In today’s 'dare ...

    13 Feb 2019
    How Can BoxMart Box Up Your Business?
    Modern advertising has a heavy influence on a brand’s sales figures. Stand back, observe, and you’ll soon realise that there’s a form of advertising nestling under your nose. On the shelf, over the airwaves, on the television, at the bus stop, plastered over lorries, interrupting your music and even emblazoned on Lionel Messi’s jersey. Advertising is EVERYWHERE!

    Advertising ...

    17 Dec 2018
    Meet The Team: Callum Woodward
    • What’s your job title?
     IT Support Technician 
    • How did you get into the industry?
     I began my career at BoxMart straight after finishing my GCSEs, as an apprentice studying IT, Web and Networking. It was daunting taking my very first steps into the working world but the BoxMart team quickly put me at ease and made me feel very welcome. The apprenticeship involved going to ...

    How to create stand out festive packaging – even at the last minute
    Don’t let the lack of snow fool you, one of the busiest shopping periods of the year is well and truly underway. With everyone trying to get in on the festive rush, it can be tricky to tempt holiday shoppers when they’re so overwhelmed with choice. It’s therefore all the more important to make sure your products stand out from the crowd. 

    No matter how your festive sales are ...

    06 Dec 2018
    BoxMart Triumphs at Worldstar Awards
    Creative packaging supplier, BoxMart, has won an internationally-renowned WorldStar Award for its unique Magic Cube gift box, developed for global beauty retailer LUSH.

    Chosen from over 32 entries in the Health & Personal Care category, submitted by packaging companies from around the world, the recyclable gift box wowed judges with its ability to morph into new shapes. Starting life as an over ...

    04 Dec 2018
    BoxMart Appoints Procurement Director
    Bespoke packaging supplier, BoxMart, has appointed Phil Mansell as Procurement Director. 

    Joining the company’s board, Mr. Mansell will be fundamental to the strategic progression of the business, supporting BoxMart as its impressive growth continues. 

    Mr. Mansell brings with him enviable expertise drawn from a career spanning over thirty years across a wide variety of packaging sect ...

    21 Nov 2018
    Meet The Team: Tom Dudeney
    • What’s your job title?
     I am a sales co-ordinator handling both stock orders as well as special bespoke orders.
    • How did you get into the industry/your job? (Work history)
     Previously, I was working for a fast-paced hire company, working with both major construction companies as well as individuals to find out what equipment suitable for their needs. Eventually, I decided it was ...

    14 Nov 2018
    BoxMart Triumphs At Prestigious Solutions Awards
    Bespoke packaging supplier, BoxMart has triumphed at this year’s Solutions Awards, winning the highly competitive Solutions for Packaging category with its distinctive, attention-grabbing Great British Barber Box. 

    The functioning corrugated board cantilever toolbox is an industry-first and perfectly reflects professional styling brand Great British Barber’s rugged aesthetic, appea ...

    12 Nov 2018
    New MIS Enhances Customer Service At BoxMart
    Bespoke packaging supplier, BoxMart, has implemented a new Management Information System to drive up efficiency across the business and deliver improved customer service. 

    The company has invested in SAP Business 1 (SAP B1), an Enterprise Resource Planning system which allows BoxMart to automate the management of both its tailored packaging service and online stock gift packaging sales platfor ...

    07 Nov 2018
    BoxMart To Showcase Design Expertise At Spirits Packaging Summit 2018
    Bespoke packaging supplier, BoxMart, will showcase its design expertise and distinctive packaging solutions at the Spirits Packaging Summit 2018, held 14 November at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh.  

    The company will discuss how it can create premium packaging for the spirits market, achieving a high-end and distinctive finishes to enhance shelf-appeal and entice consumers.  

    Vi ...

    02 Nov 2018
    Bespoke packaging supplier, BoxMart, has received commendation while running for two prestigious UK Packaging Awards at this year's event, held at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.

    BoxMart’s cantilever toolbox for Great British Barber took the ‘highly commended’ title in both ‘Innovation of the Year’ and ‘Corrugated: retail ready and point of sale’ categ ...

    29 Oct 2018
    Bespoke packaging supplier, BoxMart, has cast a spell at Marston’s headquarters in Wolverhampton to celebrate Hobgoblin, the unofficial beer of Halloween. 

    BoxMart has created a unique 7ft tall advent-calendar style haunted house with windows for key industry contacts visiting the company to open, through a variety of competitions and events during the month of October. 

    Marston&rsqu ...

    16 Oct 2018
    BoxMart Supports Growth With New Appointments
    Bespoke packaging supplier, BoxMart has made two new appointments to support the company’s growth strategy.  

    The company has appointed Rob Davis as Key Account Manager and Ruth Donegan as New Business Development Manager.  

    Rob joins BoxMart from specialist equipment supplier to the UK retail industry, Morplan, where he held the role of South West Key Account Manager. He will be fo ...

    03 Oct 2018
    Your Recipe for Spooktacular Packaging this Halloween
    Packaging is an excellent communicator, adapting to seasonal trends as a device to maximise consumer appeal. With autumn drawing in, Halloween is the next major thematic focus instore and online for brands and retailers.

    The average consumer is no stranger to typical Halloween packaging with its vivid colour contrasts of orange and black, often sprinkled with a smattering of spooky silhouettes and ...

    24 Sep 2018
    BoxMart Selected As A Finalist In Prestigious Solutions Awards
    Bespoke packaging supplier, BoxMart has been selected as a finalist in the Solutions Awards for its attention-grabbing Great British Barber Box. 

    The company is one of three finalists in the Solutions for Packaging category. The shortlisting represents BoxMart’s dedication to creating highly unique, tailored packaging solutions for its clients.  

    The functioning corrugated board ...

    13 Sep 2018
    Thornbridge Brewery calls on Retailers to discover its craft beers in novel Variety Pack
    Bespoke packaging experts at BoxMart have created a distinctive, new retail variety pack for award-winning independent craft brewer, Thornbridge Brewery.

    The novel ‘Discovery’ pack, which is being trialed in over 400 Tesco stores nationwide, showcases eight of Thornbridge’s craft beers, enabling consumers to sample a range of the brewer’s offering at home.

    BoxMart was tasked ...

    03 Sep 2018
    Baby boxes – possibly the cutest way to reuse and recycle packaging
    Whether they’re designed to house advice, gifts or a bit of both, baby boxes are a sustainable solution with year-round relevance that are flying the flag for effective reuse.

    Firstly, let’s point out that there are two types of baby boxes. There are those that are handed out by governments (such as in Finland and Scotland) in a bid to raise awareness around infant health and the risks ...

    23 Aug 2018
    BoxMart meet the Team – Stuart Hardwick, Graphic Design & Ecommerce Marketing Executive
    • How did you get into the industry?
     I graduated from the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Communication - Graphic Design and my first real design job was in the Graphic Design department of a commercial printing house. After about six months I decided I wanted a change, so I went to work for a small, family run business called Workplace Product ...

    16 Aug 2018
    Boxmart meet the Team - Ed Watson, Designer
    • How did you get into the industry?
    I left college at 16 and went down the vocational training route, starting my career as a Print Apprentice within Leicestershire County Council's in-house print unit while continuing my studies at the Leicester School of Printing. This led to a permanent position as a print technician. My ability and willingness to take on new skills meant I successfully perfor ...

    14 Aug 2018
    BoxMart shortlisted for prestigious Solutions Awards
    Bespoke packaging supplier, BoxMart, has been shortlisted in the packaging category of the highly-regarded Solutions Awards for its Great British Barber box.

    The industry-first, functioning corrugated cantilever toolbox has proved popular with judges this year, having also being shortlisted in two categories at the UK Packaging Awards.

    Jo Offord, BoxMart Managing Director, said: “We’re e ...

    31 Jul 2018
    BoxMart switches to green energy
    Bespoke packaging supplier, BoxMart, is putting sustainability at the heart of its business by switching to Bulb Energy, a leading new green power supplier.

    BoxMart’s energy is now supplied by Bulb, meaning the company now runs on 100% renewable electricity and 10% green gas. By switching to Bulb, every single unit of electricity used by BoxMart is now matched with a unit put back onto th ...

    30 Jul 2018
    BoxMart shortlisted for five UK Packaging Awards
    Bespoke packaging supplier, BoxMart, has been shortlisted for five prestigious UK Packaging Awards across three categories, recognising its innovative, high-quality bespoke packaging solutions.

    The company has been shortlisted in the ‘Corrugated – Online Retail and Consumer Goods’ category for three of its distinctive designs - its unique curved suitcase design for new online reta ...