Packaging Company of the Month

Bespoke and specialist services from

Prima Packaging Ltd

Food and Drink Matters is proud to announce that Prima Packaging Ltd has
been selected as our Packaging Company of the Month, for its outstanding selection of bespoke packing, packaging and auditing services for companies in the UK and across Europe.

Established in 1997 by Victoria DuPont, who as founder and Managing Director has developed the company for the last 23 years, Prima Packaging is a contract packaging company, offering bespoke packing and packaging services both on and off site. This involves a variety of different methods, assisting clients by turning non-saleable commodities into a saleable product. Since its inception, the company has grown consistently and has relocated on three occasions due to an increase in demand. Prima Packaging’s services help clients to develop their business by using the company’s unrivalled ability to correct and rework products, including repackaging redundant and nonstandard stock, repricing in accordance with price changes, the client’s site, meeting specifications and ensuring the work is carried out on time and in full,” explained Victoria. “Our clients are always guaranteed a high quality service, and we’ve worked with a range of well-known companies and suppliers to Hallmark, Mamas & Papas, Debenhams,

Kimberley Clarke, Manor Bakeries, Lever Brothers, L’Oréal, Marks & Spencer’s, Next and numerous supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda and Morrison’s.” Auditing and Compliance industry for BRC, SMETA, SEDEX and Quality Management Systems Solutions. Certainly, it has been invaluable in giving her the expertise required to offer and relabelling stock when inaccurate. “We offer a specialised service at Indeed, in order to keep up to date with the needs of the market, Victoria has built on 37 years of experience and progression to develop the company to its current high standards, and has been diversifying Prima Packaging’s capabilities since the company began. These services include help with pre-audit, BRC System Compliance and certified by SAI Global as a BRC Lead Auditor Food V8 and a BRC Professional, SALSA System Compliance, Second party supplier and Retail audits, together with SEDEX/SMETA system compliance, where Victoria is also professionally qualified by SGS Social Systems SA8000 Lead Auditor. While the company will still be offering its high quality and bespoke packaging services, this new venture will be gaining increasing momentum in the coming years, as PASS looks to help companies

across the country gain a pass at audit, and maintain the highest possible management and food safety standards. If you would like to and out more information on Prima packaging’s full range of services and how the company can help you, head to the website or get in touch using the contact details below.consultancy services and implement safe food quality standards, experience which she is now bringing to her clients through Prima Packaging’s most recent offering. With Prima Packaging’s new PASS service, the company can ensure that corporate, technical, and food safety & quality systems are implemented and adhered to. Victoria has trained in order to acquire the knowledge needed to pass on her expertise to other companies, to help them achieve successful implementation of these standards. PASS – Prima Auditing Systems Solutions – is the result of years of operating within a variety of industries, including large amounts of work within the food industry. This extensive experience means that the company understands every eventuality of preparing and implementing the necessary systems to achieve an end result of PASS at audit. PASS offers a bespoke and personal service to all customers, in order to meet the individual requirements and needs of their supplier chain.

The company has grown from a workforce in a factory environment, to visiting customer sites to carry out packing and rework services in order to maximise cost savings, eficiency and customer relation to expand its offering today. In 2015, Victoria began to pave the way for a different direction for Prima Packaging, after implementing BRC V7 Food, SMETA, and Quality Management Systems at Prima Packaging and assisting several companies to do the same. Victoria said, “Over the last three years, I’ve been gaining the qualifications and expanding my experience and knowledge with Prima Packaging. I’ve always found great interest in the various audit systems we’ve had to implement over the years, and I wanted to provide a service that helped other companies ensure they were applying the correct quality and management systems within their operations.” Victoria joined and successfully achieved the BRC Global Standards Professional Programme as an extension to her own personal development. When she founded the company in 1997, she realised that in order to grow the business and maximise profits, it was necessary to implement audit systems, including BRCGS, Retailer Technical Standards and SMETA. She became interested in these standards and began working closely with a consultant, achieving a grade A with her first BRCGS Food Audit, which she found highly satisfying. Joining this programme helped Victoria to train and develop a career within the Systems.
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