Held very close to us at the NEC, each Spring we find ourselves visiting the Packaging Innovations exhibition. It is the largest and most comprehensive packaging event in the UK, the show caters to all industries and supplies solutions for the whole packaging supply chain.

2018 was Pip`s first visit and as usual there was a good mix of supplier and customer networking, and also a chance to see what some competitors are doing. This year, for the first time, saw some label presses on show, including Mark Andy and Trojan, along with representation from Focus and others, so was a great opportunity for Pip to see these. Along with meeting some old faces, saying hello to new ones, Pip and Richard also took part in a packing race on the AllPack packaging stand. They had to prepare a box, fill it, tape it up, put it in a bag and then complete. Sounds easy but was awfully fiddly! Pip, after never packing anything before in her life, made it in a very respectable 52 seconds after having a wrestle with the tape dispenser.

Richard however packed up within 33 seconds getting him in the top 5 leader board!  

You can see both videos of their race on our Facebook page and Pip has vowed to practise so that she can beat Richard at next year’s Packaging Innovations!