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Debbie Waldon-Hoines awarded Freedom of the City of London

Debbie Waldon-Hoines awarded Freedom of the City of London

Debbie Waldron-Hoines, has been awarded the Freedom of the City of London for contributions to print, after being nominated by the Stationers’ Company. While an honorary commendation in the modern context, the Freedom is awarded to recognise significant contributions to business and public life, or […]

Labels and Labeling Q&A with Debbie Waldron-Hoines

Labels and Labeling Q&A with Debbie Waldron-Hoines

Debbie Waldron-Hoines is managing director of EFIA, an association representing the interests of the flexo supply chain. She has worked in the printing and packaging industry for several years, starting in labels at UK converter Harlands of Hull, before moving into reprographics at Gilchrist Brothers […]

International Women’s Day, Pantone Colour of the Year and #PressforProgress

International Women’s Day, Pantone Colour of the Year and #PressforProgress

Each International Women’s Day, the organisation announces its annual campaign, providing a unified theme for gender parity activism throughout the coming year. Movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp have gained incredible momentum over the last six months but with the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender […]

WOMEN IN PACKAGING UK: SPONSORSHIP IS VITAL  TO SUCCESS OF WOMEN’S INITIATIVES

WOMEN IN PACKAGING UK: SPONSORSHIP IS VITAL TO SUCCESS OF WOMEN’S INITIATIVES

“Businesses should not underestimate the impact sponsorship has on female-oriented initiatives” says Joanna Stephenson, Co-founder of Women in Packaging UK, a group that connects, supports and recognises female employees in the UK packaging industry. Women in Packaging relies on the support of sponsors to help […]

WIP GDPR OVERVIEW: BEST ENJOYED WITH COCKTAILS

WIP GDPR OVERVIEW: BEST ENJOYED WITH COCKTAILS

Our latest Women in Packaging (WIP) event, held at the Doubletree by Hilton Leeds City Centre hotel gave those who attended the chance to enjoy a GDPR overview with the stunning Leeds city skyline as a backdrop. And if that doesn’t sound cosmopolitan enough, attendees […]

The packaging debate – thoughts from Women in Packaging UK co-founder Jo Stephenson

The packaging debate – thoughts from Women in Packaging UK co-founder Jo Stephenson

Well what a hectic few months it’s been for the packaging industry in the media! From a ‘latte tax’ to heralding the return of deposit return systems to Iceland and its plastic free aisles, it feels like packaging is becoming the problem child in society. […]

Make this Christmas, your Christmas

Make this Christmas, your Christmas

By Haulwen Nicholas, aka The Packaging Oracle Hello, ladies in packaging. Tis the season to be jolly, but for many of you, I imagine you’re rushed off your feet, wondering how you’re going to get it all done. How many of you spend Christmas Day […]

WOMEN IN PACKAGING UK LAUNCH NEW WEBSITE

WOMEN IN PACKAGING UK LAUNCH NEW WEBSITE

Women in Packaging UK, a group connecting, supporting and recognising female employees in the UK packaging industry, has launched a brand new website to act as a central point for those wanting to find out more information about the initiative. The new website offers quick […]

The Hot Accessory for Executives Isn’t a Mercedes – It’s a Millennial: 11 Reasons They’re Great Mentors

The Hot Accessory for Executives Isn’t a Mercedes – It’s a Millennial: 11 Reasons They’re Great Mentors

Guest blog by Scott Mautz  Those born from 1982 onward are hot commodities for executives born much, much earlier. Here’s why reverse mentoring is hot. The world of mentorship poses many questions. Like how do you find the right mentor? Or how can you be […]

WOMEN IN PACKAGING FOUNDER TO SPEAK AT ‘PACK TO THE FUTURE’ EVENT

WOMEN IN PACKAGING FOUNDER TO SPEAK AT ‘PACK TO THE FUTURE’ EVENT

Explaining how small changes can add big value for brands, retailers and consumers through packaging innovation, industry expert Joanna Stephenson will be sharing her know-how at Pack to the Future 2017. The East Midlands Packaging Society event takes place on July 26 at Nottingham University […]