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Meat Up show 2017
Posted on Thu 11 May 2017 15:07

MeatUp Show 2017

With over 45 years’ of experience in the industry, B Smith Packaging Ltd specialises in bespoke packaging solutions. Our customers include Keelham Farm Shop, H J Edwards, Becketts Farm shop, Parsons Nose and Meat London…names which we’re sure are familiar to you.

We are also proud members of the Guild of Fine Food & Butchers Q Guild.

If you’d like to see samples of our work, why not visit us on stand 419 at the Arena MK, Milton Keynes on 24th & 25th May 2017?

Our printed lines include reusable jute / cotton bags (bags for life), polythene and paper bags, printed pages (waxed, PE coated and greaseproof), cooler bags, customised bags, turkey bags, napkins and stickers.

Not going to the show?

If you can’t make the show but would like to find out more about how we can help your business, we’d be happy to arrange an appointment for you. Call us on 01905 757 124 or visit our website at www.bsmithpackaging.co.uk

 

Farm Shop and Deli Show 2017
Posted on Wed 08 February 2017 11:29

 

We’re back at the Farm Shop & Deli Show on stand F91 and can’t wait to meet you all!

 

This year we’re offering dedicated appointments to sit down with one of our friendly experts at the show to find out how your packaging can improve your brand identity and perception.

 

Whether you’re an existing customer or looking to become one, we can help.

 

Call Caroline Wills on 01905 757 124 to arrange an appointment.

 

With over 45 years’ of experience in the industry, B Smith Packaging Ltd specialises in bespoke packaging solutions. Our customers include Ginger Pig, Paxton and Whitfield, Fine Cheese, Becketts Farm shop and Parsons Bakery…names which we’re sure are familiar to you.

 

Our printed lines include reusable jute / cotton bags (bags for life), polythene and paper bags, printed pages (waxed, PE coated and greaseproof), cooler bags, customised bags, turkey bags, napkins and stickers.

 

Register now for your fast track entry badge and to receive regular show updates and news.

 

Not going to the show?

 

If you can’t make the show but would like to find out more about how we can help your business, we’d be happy to arrange an appointment for you. Call us on 01905 757 124 or visit our website at www.bsmithpackaging.co.uk

 

B Smith Packaging become members of the Craft Bakers Association
Posted on Tue 06 December 2016 10:37

B Smith Packaging have recently been accepted for membership to the Craft Bakers Association, who support craft and artisan bakers throughout the UK.

The CBA currently represent 600 members and 2000 shops nationwide offering support, advice and training to enable them to do what they do best, producing their high quality bakery products from scratch.

By gaining membership to the organisation, BSP have the associations seal of approval, opening the door to many opportunities throughout the sector.

BSP have many years of experience in providing the food and drinks industry with printed packaging including paper and greaseproof bags, cake boxes, nesting trays, cups, napkins, reuseable bags and plastic bags.

To find out more about the Craft Bakers Association, please visit their website www.craftbakersassociation.co.uk

B1G1
Posted on Tue 06 December 2016 10:37

We believe that business and everyday transactions can change our world when we come together through the sense of giving and caring.

To be able to make these changes and give something back to part of our global manufacturing base, we joined Buy 1 Give 1 in May 2016 and now...

You buy, we give... For every new order placed we donate a percentage to Buy1 Give1. Business for Good.

B1G1 was launched in 2007 when a group of business owners realised that if giving was made easy and effective, many other proprietors would also want to give back.

High impact close-to-the-ground projects are selected, assessed and monitored and using 100% of donations, over 700 global projects are supported.

In the short time since joining B1G1 B Smith Packaging has already given learning tools to the under-financed library at Si Qing elementary school in China to help break the cycle of poverty through encouraging reading and learning. We have also covered a teachers salary in India enabling them to teach in a slum school.

So every time you place an order with us, you're supporting one of these global projects too, and it doesn't cost you a thing.

Giving made easy and effective.

To find out more about Buy 1 Give 1, please visit their website www.b1g1.com

Happy Customers...
Posted on Wed 16 November 2016 12:39

B Smith Packaging offers plastic bags that are not only better for the environment, being re usable, degradable and even made using recycled plastic bottles, but can also look fantastic too.

Bletchley Park bags 1

 

Bletchley Park have recently recieved these striking plastic bags and have said "Just thought I'd let you know that the bags have arrived and they look fab! Thank you so much for all your work on getting these sorted out for us"...

 

Bletchley Park bags 2

 

...and Westons Cider says "We received the carrier bags yesterday, and they are very pleased with them, they look great." when they took delivery of these eye catching bags.

 

 

Westons Bag 1

Westons Bag 2

B Smith Packaging become members of the coveted Q Guild for Butchers
Posted on Tue 11 October 2016 11:07

B Smith Packaging have recently been accepted for membership of the Q Guild, who represent high quality butchers and independent meat retailers throughout the UK.

The Q Guild have over 120 members who serve an astounding £5 million worth of exceptional meat and related products to UK consumers every week. The butchers who have been awarded Q Guild membership are award winners and expert leaders in their field.

BSP’s membership has granted the company the seal of approval from the coveted panel of Q Guild specialists and opens the door to many opportunities throughout the meat packaging and distribution industry. BSP will be offering Q Guild members exclusive access to their expertise and high quality bespoke packaging services, which includes printed greaseproof paper, turkey boxes, cool bags, bags for life, meatsaver paper (both printed and on the roll) and vacuum pack bags.

For more information on The Q Guild, you can visit their website at www.qguild.co.uk

The Guild of Fine Food opens it’s doors to B Smith Packaging
Posted on Tue 11 October 2016 11:05

B Smith Packaging are proud to announce their new membership to The Guild of Fine Food, who support and encourage artisan food and drink producers.

Across the UK, The Guild of Fine Food has over 1,300 members and counting. The aim of the Guild is provide help and support to independent food and drinks sellers, such as delicatessens, farm shops and food halls, who mainly stock and sell their own produce.

By gaining membership to the organisation, BSP have been granted the seal of approval by a prestigious and highly coveted source. BSP have many years experience in providing high quality packaging to the food and drink sector, so their membership to The Guild of Fine Food should be mutually beneficial. Participation in the network of activities put on by The Guild of Fine Food opens up many doors for BSP, who are very grateful for this opportunity.

To find out more about The Guild of Fine Food, please visit their website www.gff.co.uk

Luxury Packaging Show Success
Posted on Mon 26 September 2016 09:31

A massive 'Thank You' to all who visited our stand at the Luxury Packaging Show last week.

We had another incredibly successful show and were really happy to hear from our customers that our minimum order quantities are much lower than some other packaging companies, so quantity doesn't have to stop you having innovative packaging.

We are looking forward to exhibiting at the Farm Shop and Deli Show at the NEC Birmingham 24th to 26th April 2017

If you weren't able to make the Luxury Packaging show but would like to find out more about how we can help your business call us on 01905 757 124 or visit our website at www.bsmithpackaging.co.uk

BSP Luxury Packaging Show

BSP Luxury Packaging Show

BSP Luxury Packaging Show

Farm Shop and Deli Show a big success
Posted on Thu 22 September 2016 11:39

Farm Shop & Deli Show

 

A big thank you to everyone who came to see us on the stand at the Farm Shop and Deli Show last week.

 

It was a huge success, great to catch up with existing customers some of whose stands were near neighbours, Bon Bons and Kernow Chocolate to mention just a couple.

 

Exciting to make the acquaintance of new customers who we are looking forward to creating new and innovative packaging solutions for.

B Smith Packaging at the Farm Shop & Deli Show
Posted on Thu 24 March 2016 11:04

 

B Smith Packaging at the Farm Shop & Deli Show

18-20th April 2016

NEC, Birmingham

 

With over 45 years’ of experience in the industry, B Smith Packaging Ltd specialises in bespoke packaging solutions. Our customers include Ginger Pig, Paxton and Whitfield, Fine Cheese, Becketts Farm shop and Parsons Bakery…names which we’re sure are familiar to you.

If you’d like to see samples of our work, why not visit us on stand C211 at the Farm Shop & Deli Show at the Birmingham NEC on 18th – 20th April 2016?

Not only do our printed lines include reusable jute / cotton bags (bags for life), polythene and paper bags, printed pages (waxed, PE coated and greaseproof), cooler bags, customised bags, turkey bags, napkins and stickers, but we’ll also be showcasing our newly launched recycled plastic bottle bags.

As well as our usual range of plastic bags, we’re now producing carrier bags made from recycled plastic drinks bottles that are not only recyclable but also can be made degradable if you require! Sounds far-fetched? Actually the process is really simple.

Once plastic bottles are finished with and thrown in the recycling bin, we remove their labels and caps, clean them thoroughly and grind them up into pellets to make the carriers we all know so well.

If you or your customers are environmentally conscious, using these ultra-green carrier bags could make your business really stand out – especially as these bags can not only be recycled, but if they do end up in a landfill, they’ll degrade to a fine powder as we’ve added a substance called Epi to the pellets when we make them.

These bags are truly different and they look great too. We can make them into different sizes and shapes for you and put your logo and design onto the front of them too, making them really fit and work for your business.

Not going to the show?

If you can’t make the show but would like to find out more about how we can help your business, we’d be happy to arrange an appointment for you. Call us on 01905 757 124 or visit our website at www.bsmithpackaging.co.uk

 

Has your business got ‘bottle’?
Posted on Tue 22 March 2016 14:42

 With the introduction of the 5p bag charge recently, it’s got us all thinking about bringing our ‘bag for life’ with us when we shop and being a bit more environmentally conscious.

 Even if you haven’t had to introduce the charge, it’s almost certainly made you consider what you could do to try and be ‘greener’.

You might be interested to know that at B Smith Packaging, we’ve been thinking about how we can be ‘greener’ too and have introduced something unique and different into our creation of carrier bags. One of our customers English Heritage approached us with their need for a degradable plastic bag. So we’re now producing carrier bags made from recycled plastic drinks bottles! Sounds far-fetched? Actually the process is really simple.

 Once plastic bottles are finished with and thrown in the recycling bin, we remove their labels and caps, clean them thoroughly and grind them into pellets to make the carriers we all know so well.

 If you or your customers are environmentally conscious, using these ultra-green carrier bags could make your business really stand out. These bags can not only be recycled, but if they do end up in a landfill, they’ll degrade to a fine powder as we’ve added a substance called Epi to the pellets when we make them.

 These bags are truly different and they look great too. We can make them into different sizes and shapes for you and put your logo and design onto the front of them, making them really fit and work for your business.

 Come and see for yourself our recycled plastic bags in action! Visit our stand C211 at the NEC Farm Shop & Deli Show, 17th - 20th April.

 Want to know more? Why not visit our website at www.bsmithpackaging.co.uk or call us on 01905 757 124 to see if they’ll work for your business.

 

 

Keeping up with the Simpsons!
Posted on Tue 23 February 2016 16:03

Fish and chips have come a long way in the past 50 years. In recent years the once humble fish and chips have been elevated by the smarter restauranteurs. Many fish and chips restaurants have moved with this change, embracing the internet and upgrading their branding and marketing along with it.

If you like many are looking to move forward, win awards - or win more awards - you’ll know there are many things that you need to do to get there. You are probably doing everything possible to raise your game but we thought you might want to know some simple but effective ways of keeping up with your competitors and perhaps win more awards as well.

FISH & CHIP BOXES
Our branded boxes are a fantastic way of keeping your delicious produce warm and in perfect eating condition. They save on paper wrapping, allow customers to eat from more easily and provide a highly visible advertisement for your establishment.
 
POLYTHENE CARRIER BAGS
If you have a logo we can put it on a plastic bag! With more people keeping and re-using plastic bags these days, this offers a great way to promote your business as well as acting as a reminder to those in the know. Our polythene carriers even have the option of breathable air holes to reduce moisture build-up.

GREASE PROOF PAPER BAGS
For the more traditional outlets, these branded paper bags offer quick and easy eating for your customers without ruining their clothes. This simple but effective form of a walking advertisement really does tempt people in.

FISH & CHIP CONES
The trend for cones is a great way for you to offer customers a handy way to eat your food as well as parading your logo around.

WAXED AND GREASE PROOF WRAPPING PAPERS
If you prefer the traditional way of wrapping up your fish and chips why not upgrade by branding them with your logo?  With many people enjoying fish and chips outside in the summer this is an ideal way of promoting your business and capitalising on hungry visitors to the area.

THERMAL BAGS
With the unpredictable weather it’s good to offer your customers a way of keeping their fish and chip supper hot until they get home or find a beauty spot to enjoy.

NAPKINS
We know there’s no better way to enjoy eating fish and chips than with your fingers. So what better way to make you stand out from your competitors by offering customers branded napkins?

At BSmith Packaging, we’ve helped a number of award-winning fish and chip shops and restaurants raise their profile through their branded packaging.  We offer all kinds of bespoke packaging at very competitive prices and cover all budgets. Our customers include Simpons, Finnegan’s & Hikary’s to name but a few.

Why not keep up with the Simpson’s and give us a call on 01905 757124?

Summer
Posted on Thu 21 January 2016 11:51

“Summertime…”???”

 

We know it’s only January but like many businesses you are probably taking time out to think about your strategy and promotion of your products in the months ahead. For the tourism industry, this is a crucial time especially for those of you who are near the coast, in popular tourist destinations or areas of outstanding natural beauty. Getting the edge on your competitors and ensuring people purchase your products is vital if you are to capitalise on the opportunities that the summer months bring. 

 

And the ribbons are easy!

At B Smith Packaging it’s not just the branded carriers and packaging that we help you with but we also know how important it is to add extra flourishes to really make your products stand out. Customers buy with their eyes so for those who offer gifts, chocolate or confectionary we have a range of extras such as ribbons for boxes, tags, branded cellophane wrapping and paper to add that extra touch. 

 

Fish and chips are jumping

This popular offering is no longer confined to coastal resorts. Many who visit areas of interest love nothing better than enjoying a fish and chip lunch or supper whilst taking in the scenery. Clued up fish and chip shops are highly aware of the value of this free advertising and product review all in one! We understand that your product needs to be instantly recognisable and can produce trays, cones and food carriers that will really make you stand out from your competitors. 

 

And the coffee is sublime

The weather in this country isn’t easy to predict in summer. So it’s good to know that even on a breezy or overcast summer’s day people will still like to enjoy a coffee, hot chocolate or tea outside! We can help you improve your take-away service and maximise on your visibility outside your café too!  

 

Ooh those cakes are rich!

Bakeries and tea rooms not only have to compete with each other but also with all the coffee shops that are springing up. Sending customers out with a plain paper bag or something similar to their competitors is no longer something they can afford to do. The ones that are successful know that they need to differentiate in this tough market. We are adept at producing delicate nesting boxes for fancy cakes and muffins which will make your products even more tempting. 

 

And the surfwear’s good looking!

One of the main reasons for heading towards the British coast for a staycation is the sea! You’re bound to find a surfwear or beachwear outlet in a coastal town or in fact many clothing retailers. However, the good ones know how important it is to have strong branding and presence in the area to avoid being confused with other shops. We’ve helped a number of retailers and clothing brands make their surfwear and outerwear really stand out and improve their sales amongst the tourist hot spots.

 

BSP really does help you add flourishes to your packaging in summertime! 

 

For a discussion on how we can help with your branding packaging needs this summer then why not give us a call on 01905 757 124 or email richard.clarke@bsmithpackaging.co.uk

 

Getting All Christmassy with BSP!
Posted on Tue 05 January 2016 11:54

We’re feeling Christmassy here at B Smith Packaging! In fact it’s felt like Christmas since June when we started working on the seasonal bags, packaging and wrapping for some of our clients ready for launching in November. A bit far in advance for most people, but a lot of our customers in the food and retail industry really do rely on us to get into the Christmas spirit in summer.

Sumptuous Spring Packaging… at Christmas?!!

We know how fast and furious Christmas and the New Year can be and you may not have had a chance to think about anything else. However, as you may also be aware, most packaging lead times are around 12 weeks so businesses really do need to start thinking ahead and planning for 2016 right now. When you’ve had a chance to take a breath, here are some ideas you may want to consider for Spring.

Colouring your experience!

We have experience in a number of sectors, including high-end fashion so we understand how important colour is to your business. The latest trends from the catwalk for next spring looks set to be orange, coral, burgundy, indigo and teal amongst others. These colours inevitably permeate into other industries and many clients will look to us to come up with complimentary colours and packaging in line with the latest trends. Our designers will be happy to have a chat with you and come up with some ideas on how to really make your branded packaging stand out this Spring.

Eco-Easter

We work with many food retailers to ensure their packaging and branded bags are not only beautifully designed but are also either recyclable or made from eco-friendly materials. Many of our clients now include recyclable plastic bags and bags made from materials such as jute or even recycled plastic bottles amongst the packaging they offer their customers. Many are also looking at recyclable packaging for their online sales. Our team will be happy to share some ideas and the benefits of these materials with you, although your competitors might not be!

Marvellous Mother’s Day

Many of our clients including florists look to us to provide them with the perfect gift packaging for this special time of year. Florists are especially busy and we work with many to help them get their wrapping and packaging just right. From branded cellophane, gift bags, boxes, tissue paper and ribbons we help them maximise their sales at what is perhaps their busiest time of year. Other retailers including chocolatiers, bakeries and coffee companies also look to us to provide simple but effective packaging ideas for this time of year. Let us help you increase your sales potential for this important event in the calendar. We’ve helped design complete ranges for our clients including leading retailers, so why not talk to us about all the different types of wrapping, gift packaging and boxes that we offer?

As leading branded packaging suppliers to many high street retailers and online businesses we know how important having the right look is for you. We’ll take you from the design stage to the end product, but like any good thing it takes a little time to get everything just right for you. Talk to us today for about your 2016 promotions and we’ll produce a Spring packaging collection to really lift your sales. And if you really want to get ahead, we can even talk about next year’s Christmas packaging for you as well. Why not give us a call on 01905 757 124 or richard.clarke@bsmithpackaging.co.uk to discuss your needs?

In the meantime, we would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Did You Know?
Posted on Wed 09 December 2015 14:04

Did you know? “If used once per week, four or five reusable bags will replace 520 plastic bags a year” Nick Sterling, Research Director at Natural Capitalism Solutions.

There are countless reasons since October’s 5p charge why you should be using reusable bags. A quality designed reusable bag will save you money and advertise your business but also will help save the planet you are living in.

Did you know? A Jute and canvas reusable bags will degrade in a few years when buried in the ground.

Jute is one our favourite materials for making reusable bags; as a natural fibre it is both biodegradable and eco-friendly. Made from the stems of the jute plant its low ecological and water footprint this is one of the best reusable bags you could use. This material makes it perfect for shopping bags, beach bags, gift bags or even lunch bags.

Did you know? Your cotton reusable bag can be machine washed.

Cotton has been cultivated in many different parts of the world for more than 5,000 years. As a natural fibre cotton is reusable and fully biodegradable once finished with. As a reusable bag they can come in many different colours; they are foldable and lightweight and perfect for shopping bags.

Cotton provides the ideal ‘canvas’ for logo printing on reusable bags. Most cotton bags are screen-printed using spot (solid) colours.

Colour transfers can be used for more detailed graphics. Custom reusable cotton bags can also be printed in many colours.

Did you know? Non-woven polypropylene is a form of recycled plastic – a flexible resin polymer used to make rope and chairs. Try breaking this reusable bag!

The advantages to this type of material are quite astonishing this bag is very strong and durable. If that doesn’t help, a bag made from recycled plastic is always going to help the environment. It’s easy to clean and comes in a wide variety of material colour and printing options.

From sustainable materials like jute and cotton, to recycled materials like polypropylene, there is a lot of versatility when it comes to reusable shopping bags. We should be thinking about our environment now and what we can do to reduce waste on our planet.

In the meantime, if you are looking for someone to produce a branded bag for life why not give us a call on 01905 757 124 or email us.

To 5p or not to 5p?
Posted on Wed 09 December 2015 14:04

Are you aware about the 5p charge that comes in to play in October 2015?

Well the first question you need to ask yourself is, does your company employ more than 250 full time employees?   If your company does not have more than 250 full time Employees, you don’t have to worry about this just yet.

But have you thought about what impact large companies charging for plastic carriers will have on your company?

Some of your larger competitors will already be thinking about bags for life or may even be selling them to your customers. Imagine your customers walking into your shop, with a competitors branded bag for life, and putting your products in one of these – your customer walking out of your shop advertising someone else!

So if you have been thinking about bags for life or even branded carriers, please visit our website www.bsmithpackaging.co.uk.
At B Smith Packaging, our bags for life come in many shapes and sizes. Among the many natural plant fibres, such as Natural Jute, Jute-Co (a blend of jute and Cotton) and Canvas bags are among the strongest – making these material perfect for a bag for life.

This means your customers won’t have to pay for another plastic bag as bags for life can literally be used time and time again. Customers can carry your branded name shopping, or wherever they go.

They come in many different colours too! Our products can be printed in up to 6 spot colours, with your brand logo or/and name in bold so everyone knows where the customers are shopping.

Why not take advantage of our free design service that will help you ensure your branding stands out from the crowd.
Free advertising? How can you say no! To personalise your own bespoke bag for life for your company - visit our website at www.bsmithpackaging.co.uk and have a look at our wide range of reusable bags. Or alternatively call us on 01905 757124.

Luxury
Posted on Wed 09 December 2015 14:05

Do you see luxury packaging going down the high street, in the hands of your ideal customers - and want that for your business and all the brand awareness, image and the free advertising that goes along with it?

If this is you and you are looking for ideas on luxurious and innovative packaging for your company, then why not come and join us at London’s iconic venue – Olympia for the Luxury Packaging Show on 16th & 17th September 2015.
So what can this mean for you?

Our exhibition located in the Luxury Packaging section will provide you with the opportunity to view our fresh and innovative designs. At the exhibition we will be showcasing our high quality packaging for our clients, whilst offering design, versatility, quality and competitive costs.

On that particular note is our range of bags for life. We offer a wide variety of bags for life in many different materials like jute, cotton and nylon. Our products can be printed in up to 6 spot colours, with your brand logo and/or name with a bespoke design unique to your company.

The Luxury Packaging Show is the UK’s only packaging event for “luxury brands” and is a great way to find out how we can help you to embellish and update your brand.

Attitudes towards the ‘luxury’ brands are shifting due to the younger customers and emerging markets with newfound spending power. These issues are continuing to impact and re-define what ‘luxury’ means. The industry states, “ The packaging is now as important if not more important than the item going in it!”

We will also be showcasing our range of Luxury packaging including our bespoke Fortnum & Mason gift boxes that we have been recently been working on. Our luxury packaging offers every opportunity to produce something really fabulous and full of flair. Our boxes are often all-singing, all dancing padded boxes, lined with velvet and other specially designed inserts. We have both rigid and pop up / flat pack boxes, a flat pack pop up box is a great way to package your product without out taking up valuable storage space.  
As well as bags and boxes why not continue your branded packaging with our tissue, ribbon, labels, gift card voucher holders, swing tags and coat hangers.

Come along to our stand number F38, where our experienced design / sales consultants can offer you a free consultation on what we can do for you.

If you would like to know more about what we can do for you go to our website www.bsmithpackaging.co.uk or contact us on 01905 757124.

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