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Video Interview with Chris Birch

Our Sales Director, Chris Birch shares our successes and what to expect from KB Packaging in 2018.

 Plastic Packaging Waste

KB Packaging encourages customers to select smarter packaging materials to help reduce UK Packaging waste

Over the last couple of months you may have seen in the news that the Government is trying to tackle the ongoing issue of large amounts of plastic packaging waste going into our seas and landfills.

Experts predict that there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050; unless we take drastic action now. As daunting as this prospect is there are a number of things that we can do alongside any future government proposals to help reduce UK packaging waste.

Recycling wherever possible should be continued to be encouraged. However, here at KB Packaging we would like to inspire our customers to purchase smarter, next generation packaging materials where less product is required to do the job.

Chris Birch, Sales Director at KB Packaging said, "Within our product range we have a range of materials that are incredibly strong and use less raw materials. One classic example is our Nano Pallet Wrap – its manufactured using around 55 layers of very thin but very strong material – the overall effect is a well wrapped pallet with a high holding force that has used less material. Therefore less waste will go into our UK landfills plus you will save money on your packaging too.”

This is just one of many product examples available from KB Packaging whereby we can save customers time, space, money and packaging waste.

For more information please contact KB Packaging on 0115 944 1600 or visit www.kbpackaging.com


Farewell and congratulations to Kirsty Oates! 

We would like to wish Kirsty many congratulations on her forthcoming marriage. Kirsty leaves the KB Packaging sales team on September 22nd so we would like to say a big THANK YOU for all her hard work over the last 3 years! Following Kirsty's departure customers should either ask for Cora Miller, Adrienne Birch, Annie Smythe or our latest team member, Jackie Aldred. Call 0115 944 1600 as usual.


Spacefil Video

Spacefil is a paper void fill system from KB Packaging that's a brilliant alternative to loosefill.

This short video highlights all the great benefits of this product when compared to loosefill. For more information please contact the sales team on 0115 944 1600.


Welcome...Jackie Aldred!  

KB Packaging would like to welcome new team member; Jackie Aldred.

Jackie has joined the KB Packaging customer service team and will be taking over from Annie Smythe as the main internal contact for Tim Lloyd's customers.

We would like to wish her well in her new role!


New Website Video

This short video highlights all the great new features of our brand new website - www.kbpackaging.com 

Be sure to check it out! For more information or help with online ordering please email sally@kbpackaging.com 



Welcome...Reuben Birch!  

KB Packaging would like to welcome new team member; Reuben Birch who has joined the family business after leaving school.

Reuben will be working alongside Ed Pearse in expanding the KB Gel Ice Pack side of the business.

We would like to wish him well in his new role!



Sales Development and Customer Service Representative

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Sales Development and Customer Service Representative to join our team in Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

KB Packaging is a leading packaging company in the East Midlands that specialises in innovative, high quality packaging products and systems.

Continuing success means we’re looking for a new team member to help enhance our reputation as the leaders in our field. We are looking for a motivated individual to join our busy office.

The purpose of this role is to:

• Work closely with the Internal and External Sales team to care for existing customers and generate appointments for new and existing customers, primarily as an internal contact for a Sales Rep

• Develop lead generation alongside the Marketing department

• Making sales related decisions in the confidence of the management

• Take part in ongoing training programs

• Using CRM and OGL

• General office duties


• Plan and prioritise tasks every day

• Prepare quotes and reports for the Sales Reps

• Spend at least 5 hours per week making outgoing calls to existing and new customers working to targets that have been set using CRM

• Attend Weekly/Monthly Sales Meeting

• Sales Order Process Back Up (putting orders on the system)

• Send out Samples for the Sales Reps

• Customer Services

• Prepare Sales Enquiries correctly to pass to the Purchasing department

• Taking incoming calls and emails

• NCR Reports

• Support the Marketing department


The successful candidate will need to:

• Have a minimum of 2 years' experience in customer services

• Have a good telephone manner, the ability to communicate effectively, and able to respond and adapt to the needs of all customers quickly

• Be confident in making proactive outbound calls to secure appointments for the Sales Reps

• Identify and meet customer needs

• Be a positive individual

• Be able to manage fluctuating work volumes


If you have a positive attitude to your work, good attention to detail and are able to build great working relationships then, we would love to hear from you.

In the first instance please email your CV to chris@kbpackaging.com  

No agencies please

No Chocolate

Kirsty Oates is helping to raise money for our local Air Ambulance

Kirsty Oates in our Customer Service team is raising money for our local Air Ambulance by dechoxing for the whole of March. This is quite a personal challenge for Kirsty as she loves chocolate!

So far Kirsty has raised £105.00 through donations received by colleagues, friends and customers. Keep up the good work Kirsty you’re doing great and thank you if you have donated!

If you would like to support Kirsty with this fundraising challenge please donate what you can to the local Air Ambulance by visiting our JustGiving page - www.justgiving.com/kbpackaging

It’s such a fantastic charity when you look at the lifesaving missions that they do in the region.


KB Gel Ice Packs Video

An ice replacement system designed to keep products like fish, cheese and fresh meat chilled for longer during transit. This short video highlights all the great benefits of using this product. For more information on our KB Gel Ice Packs please visit www.gel-pack.com or email ed@kbpackaging.com



Shrinklite Video

Shrinklite is a new shrinkable polythene sheeting available from KB Packaging that provides much stronger pallet load holding forces.

This short video highlights all the great benefits of using this new shrinkable polythene sheeting. For more information please contact the sales team on 0115 944 1600.



Local MP Maggie Throup visits KB Packaging

KB Packaging was delighted to host a visit today by local Erewash MP, Maggie Throup.

Managing Director; Keith Birch took the opportunity to give the MP a guided tour of the packaging business in Ilkeston and introduced her to several members of staff. Shortly afterwards, she sat down with the business leaders and some of the employees to discuss her work in the constituency and the future prosperity of Ilkeston.

Maggie Throup was pleased to see a thriving family business in the constituency and said, “It’s fantastic to see a range of businesses like this operating in the Ilkeston area.”

The business presented the MP with a bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolates as a small thank you for taking the time to visit KB Packaging.

KB Packaging is supporting local employment and has recently employed two new team members in line with the company’s expansion plans.



3" E-Tape Video

More users are now switching from standard tape to the big E-Tape roll and this short video explains the reasons why…


K-Board Video 

K-Board is a super high strength, single walled box that provides comparable performance to double walled boxes. This short video explains all the great benefits of a K-Board box from KB Packaging.


Welcome...Annie Smythe!  

KB Packaging continues to strengthen our customer service team by welcoming another new team member; Annie Smythe who has joined us from Pektron. Annie will be the main internal contact for Tim Lloyds’s customers as well as prospecting for new customers. We would like to wish her well in her new role!

Please note that Kirsty Oates will now be the main internal contact for Chris and Steve Birch’s customers.

Nano Pallet Wrap Video 

If you're looking to increase pallet stability and reduce costs then we're about to show you an impressive new solution using Nano Technology.

This short video highlights what the product solution is and all the key benefits for your business when using this type of pallet wrap. For more information please contact the sales team on 0115 944 1600.


Welcome...Cora Miller!  

KB Packaging would like to welcome new team member; Cora Miller who has joined us from Manthorpe Building Products.

Cora has joined the KB Packaging customer service team and will be the main internal contact for Dave Fear's customers. 

We would like to wish her well in her new role!

 Air Ambulance

KB Packaging is raising money to help our local Air Ambulance in 2017

KB Packaging is delighted to be supporting our local Air Ambulance – Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland as our chosen corporate charity for 2017.

Our local Air Ambulance provides pre-hospital care and rapid transport to specialist hospitals; to those suffering serious injury and illness.

The DLRAA attend over 1000 missions a year – each mission costing around £1,700.00. The Air Ambulance service does not receive any government funding. Their lifesaving missions are fuelled solely by donations.

KB Packaging has set a fundraising target of £1,700.00 for the year to help cover the cost of one lifesaving mission. If you would like to donate to this fantastic charity please visit the KB Packaging JustGiving page - www.justgiving.com/kbpackaging

Thank you in advance if you do donate as all donations will make a big difference to the local Air Ambulance Service!



What's your biggest bottleneck?

It doesn’t matter how efficient the majority of your production facility is, overall it’s only as efficient as your bottleneck!

As we start the lead in to what is the busiest time of year for many production, fulfillment and warehousing facilities across the UK and Europe it’s vital to pinpoint your biggest bottleneck and address it. Have you considered the opportunity cost to your business of a dispatch area that isn’t able to handle your potential production output? What if you could speed up the pallet throughput from your warehouse without compromising the stability, load retention, or quality of pallets wrapped?

The breakthrough in Nano Technology film means that pallets can be wrapped more efficiently, with increased load stability using a film that is best suited to your machinery and operation. As a perk, there are cost in use savings to be achieved too…!

Increasing efficiency through pallet wrap innovation is one of many ways that KB Packaging can help you to identify your bottleneck and help release your operational potential.

Contact KB Packaging today for your free pallet wrap consultation on 0115 944 1600 or email tim@kbpackging.com 



Our Corporate Video

KB Packaging is delighted to present our corporate video for 2016 which showcases what we have to offer as a key packaging supplier in the UK. We hope this short video puts a smile on your face. Enjoy!