UK Packaging Awards 2020
Not just one award…. but two! We are the Design Team of the Year once more

The Design Futures Packaging team at Sheffield Hallam University have won 2 awards at this year’s UK Packaging Awards, one of the UK ‘s biggest packaging competitions. The team has won ‘Design Team of the Year’ and ‘Resource Efficient Pack of the year’.

It is the 4th win in 6 years for the design team award, an incredible achievement considering the calibre of the companies who were also shortlisted.   Our ‘Team of the Year’ award included work for major companies, local businesses in the Sheffield city region and some of our research work from within SHU.

The ‘Resource Efficient’ award was for a project we completed for leading pet product company ‘Company of Animals’. Environmentally responsible packaging is at the heart of all our work and the project led to the removal of 600,000 plastic packs in the first year of usage. It is projected to save 16 million packs over the next 10 years.

The Design Futures team provides an excellent service to businesses providing cutting edge structural packaging design independent of manufacture. We work regularly for major retailers and brand owners and support a number of local Small to Medium Enterprises through European Regional Development funded programmes. We have recently completed projects for Marie Curie, Amazon, Samworth Brothers and Smurfit Kappa as well as providing structural packaging design support for over 100 local businesses through the Sheffield Innovation Programme and the Scale Up 360 funding initiative. We are focussed on environmentally responsible solutions using sustainable materials and designing out the need for single use plastics whenever possible.  We have also supported businesses recently with their Covid 19 business strategies helping them move from traditional retail environments to online sales.

Unfortunately, there is no award ceremony this year due to Coronavirus but we are reassured our Trophy is in the post!

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UK Packaging Awards 2020