UK Packaging Awards 2016 | Shortlist revealed

Packaging News can reveal the companies, projects and packs that are in the running to win at the UK Packaging Awards 2016.

This year’s judging day took place in July and entries were assessed by senior packaging experts from many of the biggest household names including Coca-Cola, Weetabix, Heineken, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Iceland, Nestlé and Mondelez. Judges were pleased with the high standard of entries this year and it took much deliberation before whittling the entries down. Click on the categories below to view the shortlists.

The winners will be revealed at this year’s UK Packaging Awards dinner, which takes place at the Grosvenor Park Hotel, London on 27 October. This year’s event runs alongside the second Packaging News Live conference at Olympia, London. The programme is taking shape with senior figures from Sainsbury’s, Coca-Cola and Marks & Spencer among the speakers. Packaging News Live takes place from 27-28 October. For more information go to

  • Tickets for the glittering UK Packaging Awards dinner on 27 October at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London are on sale now. Book your place through the UK Packaging Awards website by visiting

The Outstanding Contribution to the Industry, Contract Packer of the Year, Packaging Development Team of the Year and Rising Star Award winners will be announced on the night.


UKPA 2016 sponsors


Packaging Company of the Year

SME of the Year

Investment Project of the Year

CSR Initiative of the Year

Design team of the year

Metal Pack of the Year

Corrugated Online and Consumer Goods

Corrugated Retail Ready and Point of Sale

Cartonboard Pack of the Year

Glass Pack of the Year – Everyday

Glass Pack of the Year – Premium

Flexible Pack of the Year

Rigid Plastic Pack of the Year

Label of the Year

Resource Efficient Pack of the Year

Innovation of the Year

Best Packaging of a New Product

Branding Project of the Year

Supply Chain Solution of the Year

Consumer Convenience Award

Best New Concept Award

Limited Edition of the Year


The Judges: Dick Searle, John Monks, Clover Abbott, Weetabix; Jane Bickerstaffe, Incpen; Stuart Blyth, Mondelez; Stefan Casey, The Retail Institute; Mark Caul, Tesco; Philip Chadwick, Packaging News (chair); Tony Corbin, Packaging News; Antoinette Devine, Independent; Bruce Funnell, Nestlé; Karen Graley, Waitrose; Phil Huggett, Wilkinson’s; Sam Hyde, Innocent; Adrian James, Heineken; Martin Kersh, The Foodservice Packaging Association; Des King, columnist; Lisa Meade, Britvic; Bob McLellan, consultant; Nicholas Mockett, Moorgate Capital; Grant Montague, Perception Research Services; Nick Mullen, Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association; Haulwen Nicholas, Muller; Simon Oxley, Marks & Spencer; Waqas Qureshi, Packaging News; Ian Schofield, Iceland; Jane Skelton, Sainsbury’s; Rodney Steel, BCMPA; Brian Stow, Mars; Theodoros Striftompolas, Jaguar Land Rover; David Tonkin, 2 Sisters Food Group; Bev Page, consultant; Sanjay Patel, Coca-Cola; Alison Vincent, AVA Packaging Solutions; Kevin Vyse, Marks & Spencer; Matt Waine, Premier Foods.

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