B Smith Packaging awarded Q Guild corporate membership
Worcester-based B Smith Packaging is the latest to be awarded corporate membership to the national Butchers Q Guild.
With over 40 years in the industry, the company has taken the time to grow from a small business into an international operation, sourcing 80% of its products from across the globe. Specialising in quality packaging, B Smith Packaging’s range includes bags, boxes and associated products.
Although recording a multi-million pound turnover, the business remains family-run, with three generations of the Smith family so far involved.
Even a devastating fire in 2008 did not stop the business from expanding. Moving on from the tragedy, a brand-new custom-built head office and high-bay warehouse was built out of the ashes.
Aside from providing carrier bags, counter bags, meat and deli wraps and several other packaging solutions, the company has a focus on ‘eco’ products. This range includes corn starch, cotton, jute, recycled paper, non-woven materials, plastic films made from recycled plastic bottles, and biodegradable additives.
“By joining the Q Guild we hope to forge enduring partnerships with Guild members and help them to continue to deliver high-quality, innovative branded packaging to their customers,” said Andy Smith, managing director of B Smith Packaging.
The Guild’s corporate membership now encompasses 39 businesses, while the Butchers Q Guild is made up of 110 independent butchers.
“In terms of quality, B Smith Packaging’s values dovetail nicely with those of the Q Guild’s members, who fully recognise the importance of effective product presentation and packaging,” said Q Guild manager Gordon Newlands. “We warmly welcome them into the Q Guild.”
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