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Victoria’s first story is enjoyed by nursery youngsters


VICTORIA Trundle is a mother of two, Charlie age 7 and Annie age 4.

Charlie and Annie have both attended Early Birds Private Day Nursery in Coppull since they were babies.

It’s Anniversary success for Belmont Packaging

LEADING UK packaging specialist Belmont Packaging is celebrating 35 years in business with a triple-whammy of achievements: the launch of a new European wide e-commerce site, a sizeable new order from a new Australian client and the appointment of seven new members of staff.

The Wigan-based company is almost unrecognisable from its humble beginnings overlooking Belmont Village in Bolton – which quickly gave way to premises on the outskirts of Leigh and, finally, a factory in Hindley Green, Wigan. Today the corrugated specialist boasts 80,000 sq ft of manufacturing and office facilities and over 50 members of staff, producing over 50 million units a year for national and international clients in the pharmaceuticals, food, cosmetics and electronics sectors.

Belmont Packaging has spearheaded the development of classleading machinery and software to become the first high volume producer of corrugated packaging using digital technology. Sophisticated artwork is printed directly onto corrugated board in production runs from a single unit up to 10,000 - without any origination or plate cost. Belmont’s new members of staff have been recruited to underpin the company’s development of its digital offering, amongst other areas, and will join a highly skilled workforce dedicated to the highest levels of customer service and product quality. Belmont has also forged success with online retail, via its e-store brand , which has led to the firm becoming the biggest packaging manufacturer on eBay UK. Building on this success, the company has just launched a Spanish version of its retail site in response to increasing demand from Europe. Finally, after almost three decades of exporting its products into Europe, Belmont has clinched a new contract from the opposite side of the world – providing protective packaging to a leading framing and mounting company that supplies the Australian picture framing market. Belmont managing director, Sean Moloney, explained: “Belmont’s vision has always been to offer customers high performance packaging with both cost and environmental advantages. By anticipating trends in our target markets – such as the retail trade’s move into shelf-ready display packaging and now the growth of online retail – investing continually in our infrastructure and operations, we have been able to stay one step ahead of the competition and maintain our leading position.” “We’re very proud of what we’ve achieved in the last 35 years and with the continued support of a great team of hard-working, dedicated staff, we’re aiming for even greater success in the future.” Visit or follow Belmont on Twitter @belmontpack.


Victoria has just completed her first children's story called 'The Magic of Manners' and what is also very special is that it has been illustrated by her two lovely children. It is a lovely story that really reinforces the importance of manners. Victoria recently

attended the nursery and read out the book which spells out a very simple message about the importance of manners in our children. All the children were really excited and enjoyed the story very much. Our picture shows Victoria with the children from the nursery.


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