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The Wilkins Groups Celebrates Win

23rd November 2017 Paul Andrews

Global packaging firm The Wilkins Group is celebrating after winning the International Trade Award at the Midlands Family Business Awards.

Staff from the Nottingham based family business of three generations, which has its head office in Colwick, were amongst 300 guests at a glittering black-tie ceremony at The Velodrome, Derby Arena. 

They beat off competition from five other businesses at the awards which recognise and reward success across ten categories

Sales director, Justin Wilkins, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have won the award for international trade at the Family Business Awards. The Wilkins Group continues to go from strength-to-strength and this is a result of our brilliant and hard-working team. It is great to be recognised in this way and has given the team a real boost. Hopefully it is the start of things to come.” 

For more than ten years The Wilkins Group, which was founded in 1963 by graphic designer Ken Wilkins and his son Andre, has become integrated overseas with manufacturing hubs covering Eastern Europe, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India and China with the infrastructure to service many surrounding countries.

Today The Wilkins Group is focused on bringing progression to Sri Lanka and its other offshore sites.

This year has seen the company invest in a state-of the-art machine for its new Fuse division, to enable it to cater for the luxury packaging market. It has also purchased new machines for its Romania division.

The awards are run by The Wilson Organisation. MD Charlotte Perkins, said: “This is the eighth year for the awards and once again the awards team, our panel of judges and each of our sponsors has been bowled over by the exceptional quality, pedigree, innovation and performance of each and every one of the finalists.”

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