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Thank you to our Sponsors

Graphic Packaging International, Invest NI, Sanderson and our official Label Supplier and Reflex Labels.


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Graphic Packaging International, a subsidiary of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), is one of the world’s largest producers of folding cartons, holding a leading market position in coated unbleached kraft and coated-recycled board.  Of the company’s 64 production sites, 11 are located in Europe - UK, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Germany and Spain.

The company’s European operation specialises in two main areas; Beverages: Multipack cartons and Packaging Machinery Systems and Food: Chilled Foods, Food to Go, Convenience, Confectionery, Spirits, Household and Personal Care.
 
Graphic Packaging International’s customers include some of the most widely recognised companies in the world. 

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The success of the industry, currently contributing around £4.5 billion annually to the regional economy, is the result of the dedication of companies to innovative food and drink products that meet the specific requirements of individual retailers and foodservice organisations for consistently high-quality food that combines outstanding taste with safety and provenance.
 
Our companies, both large and small and across all sectors, are experienced in working with clients in the development of products for specific market opportunities to the quality and volumes required. They are able to respond fast and cost-effectively because of their flexible operations and short, fully traceable supply chains to farmers, packaging businesses and transport providers. They operate to the highest hygiene and safety standards.

The quality and innovation underpinning this important industry have earned companies major awards in globally recognised events including the Food Quality Awards, the UK Great Taste Awards, the World Cheese Awards, the US Speciality Food Awards and the International Beer Challenge. Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI) works closely with the local manufacturing base, which is planning to invest £1.3 billion over the next five years across a broad range of activities including product development, process innovation, competitiveness, and international marketing.

Brokering business relationships between local food and drink companies and retailers and foodservice operators in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and further afield is a strategic priority for Invest NI and is co-ordinated by a team of food development executives based in key markets including the UK, ROI, Europe and beyond. It is our pleasure to sponsor this year’s Quality Food Award for the Meat category.
 
Meat is Northern Ireland’s largest food sector by value, worth £1.1 billion and the UK is our biggest customer, accounting for 40% of overall sales. We recognise the important role of the Q Awards in highlighting product quality and confidently look forward to benchmarking Northern Ireland produce against the best in the industry.

 

What suffers when new demands start to stretch your systems? Quality.

Fast growing food businesses notice this most.Trying to scale up your business on disparate systems or outdated software causes costly problems. So where can you turn? At Sanderson, we deliver the UK's exclusive all-in-one ERP software for food and drink manufacturing.
This makes us the 'behind-the-scenes' system used by top food brands nationwide for a simple reason: control.Your products entering these awards are achievements in control.Control gets your products through the challenges of NPD, materials management, production efficiency, audit readiness, quality and supply chain optimisation...(to name but a few).Now, these awards can champion your achievements.
 
Sanderson is especially excited to be the software sponsor for these awards. I hope to see you there for a fantastic celebration of innovation, achievement, and control (of course).
 

“We Are Reflex”- Creating a vision of an enhanced world for labels and packaging.

Our story began in 2002 with a vision of what the future could look like in packaging. We had a sense of purpose to create a better and more efficient way of working with the main focus being sustainability. This shapes the way we see, perceive and interact with packaging. 

Future proofing investments and involving customers in innovations creates an environment that stimulates a culture of entrepreneurship. Reflex– the place where customers are involved in the innovation process whilst satisfying and refreshing their portfolios of products and services – the place where everyone can learn which products and services will excel. 

Now operating out of 14 production sites across the UK with a varied and wide range of products from self-adhesive Labels, linerless labels, shrink sleeves, flexible packaging, labelling systems & software, artwork & design, and more. Reflex create “Shelf Presence” for our client’s consumer products all the way from brand conception design to the final pack on shelf.

One of the largest and fastest growing companies of its kind in the UK and with an International customer base, Reflex serves a broad range of highly recognised brands across a wide variety of customer sectors.

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