Benson Group to Sponsor Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards

In Packaging on August 14, 2013 at 12:56 pm


Benson Group, one of the UK’s leading privately owned printed folding carton manufacturers, has announced details of its sponsorship of the first Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards. The presentation of the awards takes place at the prestigious Mansion House, Dublin, on 18 September, 2013.

The Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards are open to all Irish food and drink producers in the North and the South, and represent a unique collaboration between Food and Hospitality Ireland (formerly SHOP) and The UK Quality Food and Drink Awards. The Quality Awards have been rewarding excellence in food and drink for more than 35 years, and are highly respected within the UK grocery multiple sector and food producers for the rigor and transparency of the judging process.

Commenting on the decision to sponsor the Irish QFA event, Nikki Clark, Marketing Manager at Benson Group, said:

“The Quality Food Awards enjoy an excellent profile in the UK, and certainly provide superb marketing collateral for category winners. We have worked with Helen Lyons and the Quality Awards team for several years now, and so we are delighted to have the opportunity to extend our relationship with them to the launch of the Irish version of the awards.”

Benson Group is keen to promote its own in-house Creative Design Studio to provide packaging solutions to food manufacturers in Ireland. “Utilising a team that offers the knowledge, understanding, and experience of packaging, combined with the design flair of youth, we believe that we provide the ideal innovative environment for both the creation and development of great cartons,” added Nikki Clark.

The Benson Group Design Team focus on the user, the task and the environment of the pack they are designing. They can create a range of trends boards, sketch concepts, CAD modelling, graphics ideas and real 3D mock-ups to satisfy the requirements of even the most challenging design brief.

Commenting on the continuing relationship with Benson Group, Helen Lyons, Event Organiser for the Quality Food Awards, and Publisher of the Retail Portfolio at Metropolis Business Media, said:

“It is a huge pleasure for us to be working with Nikki and the team at Benson Group for the Irish awards, extending our partnership to the island of Ireland. Benson Group’s own award winning packaging expertise provides an ideal area of focus and interest for companies entering the Quality Food Awards.”

Full details of the Irish Quality Food Awards 2013 can be found at:

About Benson Group

Benson Group is one of the UK’s leading privately owned printed folding carton suppliers, producing packaging product for both the food retail and healthcare industries for a wide range of UK and European customers.

The business manufactures packaging product at four production sites covering in excess of 400,000 sq ft. Benson Group continues to grow and expects to achieve annual sales for the current financial year in excess of £120 million. Food product manufacturers are the main customers at Bardon and for the company’s two North East facilities in Newcastle and Gateshead. The fourth site in Crewe serves healthcare and consumer care markets. In recent years, investment in new plant and equipment across the four sites totals in excess of £22 million. The group employs in excess of 900 personnel across all four production sites.

Benson Group creates packaging for many well-known companies, brands and retailers. Key account clients across the Group include Two Sisters Food Group, Reckitt Benckiser, Greencore, and Samworth Brothers. The company is an approved supplier for all of the UK’s leading retail chains. Food and healthcare packaging is exported to customers in countries throughout Europe.

For further information on the Benson Group visit the web site.



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