The role of quality assurance systems in delivering high standards

HW has several accreditations that focus on ensuring compliance with high quality requirements and in this blog, we discuss what those accreditations are and how they each play a role in maintaining high standards for brands and retailers. Industry accreditations and memberships do so much more for your business than making you look good on […]

‘Tis the season to be way ahead of the game

In shops and supermarkets across the country, shoppers can often be heard grumbling about how quickly seasonal gifting lines switch from one significant date on the calendar to another. No sooner has Christmas been cleared away than Valentine’s Day appears, quickly followed by Mother’s Day, Easter, Father’s Day, Halloween and back to Christmas again. It’s […]

Creative thinking in cartons can provide an alternative to the plastic menace

With the award-winning ‘Blue Planet’ David Attenborough series raising public awareness of marine plastics, and news reports of plastic waste being shipped overseas, consumers are more conscious than ever of the impact of their buying choices. Re-usable water bottles have become a must-have accessory and the big coffee brands are getting on board with the […]

Testing, testing 123… Why quality assurance matters at Herbert Walkers

The role of packaging is not just to catch the eye and attract customers to buy; it’s also to protect the product and ensure that what they unbox at home delivers on the promise of the item they selected from shelf. A meticulous approach to quality assurance from the packaging print specialist is vital to […]

Packaging Trends for 2022

As we enter 2022, Herbert Walkers predicts the top five packaging trends for the year ahead. Seasonal and year-round gifting As seasonal retail periods continue to get longer, deadlines for cards and product packaging will get earlier. Print companies will be tasked with delivering projects that stand out in terms of quality and finish while […]

Bringing Greetings Card Experience into Focus for Premium Packaging Print

Packaging is much more than a practical means of containing a product: it’s an opportunity to articulate the brand, achieve stand-out on shelf and deliver memorable creativity. Here at Herbert Walkers, we are able to leverage 75 years of experience in creative print projects across a range of other sectors, including commercial and greetings cards, […]

Investing in People with a New Generation of Trainees

Throughout our 75-year history, Herbert Walkers has always been an agile and forward-focused company, evolving our printing specialisms and commercial interests alongside emerging trends and advances in technology. Having the right mix of experience and new talent on our team has always played a critical role in maintaining high quality standards while preparing for the […]

Can’t wait five more months for Christmas?

Well, never fear. With so many of us feeling robbed of a “proper Christmas” last year, Christmas 2021 is popping up early in all sorts of places – whether that’s a Christmas in July movie binge on Netflix, nights out to make up for missed work parties, or a jump-start on gift-buying. It’s never too […]

Every day’s a school day

Many thanks to Johanna and Tony from Billerudkorsnas for bringing their cartonboard school roadshow to Herbert Walkers today. New for some and a refresher for others but nonetheless interesting and informative for all. Thanks!

Packaging News – Zero Foil to Landfill

Herbert Walkers boosts green credentials on foil

More Commitment to Recycling

Herbert Walkers have joined the BPIF Packaging to Recycling scheme illustrating our commitment to recycling and the promotion of sustainable cartonboard packaging.

No More Foil to Landfill!

Herbert Walkers are delighted to announce that we have achieved zero foil to landfill status for all of our foil waste.  The scheme is sponsored by the BPIF and managed by our partners Prismm Environmental and ensures that all of our foil waste that previously went to landfill is now recycled for energy production.

Packaging Innovations 2018

Herbert Walkers once again showcased their luxury packaging range at Packaging Innovations 2018. With plenty of samples of BRC food-grade packaging, foiled and embossed boxes for luxury brands alongside many other samples of cosmetics and confectionery packaging. Andy Christie, Sales Director commented, “Visitors are always looking for innovative ways to package their products so our […]

Hotel Chocolat renews packaging contract

Hotel Chocolat has renewed the contract with Herbert Walkers Ltd, to produce their core packaging for the next two years. Herbert Walkers will be producing packaging for the popular Sleekster cartons and the H Box range. These two formats are available all year round and are also used for seasonal products. Herbert Walkers is ideally […]

Finishing services a hit at Packaging Innovations 2017

Herbert Walkers stand was once again popular with visitors to Packaging Innovations 2017 (More info).  Examples of both standard and luxury packaging produced at the Yorkshire site received plenty of interest from visitors, keen to find new and innovative solutions to showcase their products. Andy Christie, Sales Director comments “We were particularly pleased with the […]