Benson Apprentices Nominated for Young Achievers Award

In Packaging on October 18, 2013 at 8:01 am

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Benson Group, one of the UK’s leading privately owned printed folding carton manufacturers, is delighted to announce that four apprentices from its Benson Bardon plant have been nominated by sponsor Leicester College for the Apprentices Category of the Leicestershire Young Achievers Awards 2013.

The Young Achievers Awards 2013 has been launched by local newspaper the Leicester Mercury to celebrate the achievements of outstanding young people in Leicestershire. Nominations are invited for people aged 14 to 25, with the winners of the competition’s ten categories to be announced at a ceremony on December 5 at Leicester City FC’s King Power Stadium. Each category winner will receive £250 and a trophy.

Benson Group’s four apprentices are Becky Timson (repro apprentice), Jamie Skipper (CAD), Joe Jacklin (print), and Daniel Cunningham (print).

Louise Webster, Human Resources Advisor for Benson Group, said: “We were thrilled and delighted that our apprentices have been nominated for this award by the team at Leicester College. Recognition of hard work by young people in the manufacturing industry is essential in my opinion. Leicester Mercury has created a great way of spotlighting the very best in young achievement.

“Apprenticeships are important for our own needs at Benson Group, but we also consider the creation of skilled operators to be positive for the packaging industry as a whole. It is also essential for our customers, who will require packaging experts for many years to come. We wish our youngsters every success with these awards.”

Details of the Leicester Mercury competition can be found at:

The nominations come hard on the heels of another Benson investment in the future skills for the packaging industry: a competition for young designers to create something new and different for the packaging of Butterkist pop-corn. Full details of this competition 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 and beverage processors 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 over 900 UK based employees 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 Benkiser, 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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