Benson Group, one of the UK’s leading privately owned printed folding carton manufacturers, has announced details of a final total for this year’s Children In Need fundraising at its North East factories. The collection of activities staged at the packaging production company, which included themed Fancy Dress Friday’s, were originally focused on a £1,000 target. After a great start, this was swiftly revised to £1,500, but the team’s great efforts ended up raising the grand total of £3,000.
Commenting on the fundraising activity, Carol-Anne Lynch, who co-ordinated activities at Benson Gateshead, said: “A huge thank you to everybody who took part in the various events and, of course, to everybody that contributed. We wanted to do something for Children In Need that everybody could easily get involved in and at no great cost. I am amazed at how successful the fancy dress days were. We reached our initial £1,000 target the weekend before the BBC’s Children in Need night, and to finish up with £3,000 was just a fantastic effort!”
Other activities in the Benson Gateshead plan included two members of the management team who were willing to swap club colours on Children in Need day: Sunderland and Newcastle shirts being exchanged. An “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here” banquet was also organised, with a menu of “not so pleasant” dishes arriving at the table of the management team.
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.
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