Press

Calm within the storm – Dec 2020

This BCMPA article forms part of Handling, Storage & Distribution magazine’s Essential Guide 2021, illustrating how the agility and responsiveness of logistics providers during the pandemic has highlighted the importance of the supply chain to our economy. It includes comments from BCMPA members Carlton Forest 3PL, Clipper Logistics and XPO Logistics.

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Calm within the storm – Dec 2020

No respite for co-packers – Nov 2020

This month’s Packaging News features a Supplier Analysis on Contract Packing, with Black Friday and Christmas just around the corner. BCMPA Members Alexir, Blisters, Bray Solutions, Excel, Mailway and Sun Fulfilment share their views.

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The BCMPA’s Co-Pack & Fulfilment page features PrimePac Solutions and WePack, plus a Comment from Rodney Steel on Brexit and the (un)employment debate here.

No respite for co-packers – Nov 2020

Outsourcing firms demonstrate resilience in the face of uncertainty – Oct 2020

Rodney Steel discusses the continued important role of outsourcing in the pharmaceutical industry and how contract manufacturers and packers have responded to some of the latest challenges.

View the article as a pdf file here.

Outsourcing firms demonstrate resilience in the face of uncertainty – Oct 2020

White and private label goods surge – Oct 2020

White label and private label goods are experiencing huge growth according to trade association BCMPA, with demand going beyond what you might expect as a direct result of Covid-19.

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White and private label goods surge – Oct 2020

White Label – a good tip for start-ups – Oct 2020

One of the growth areas has been start-ups, which may come as a surprise in these challenging times, but it appears that some people are using their extended absence from work to follow their dreams and identify niche opportunities.

Also featured in this Co-Pack & Fulfilment section are BCMPA members Evanwood, Marsden Packaging and Unette.

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White Label – a good tip for start-ups – Oct 2020

Building on a strong business plan – Sep 2020

The Contract Packer & Fulfilment section of Packaging News gets feedback from five BCMPA members in the Household & Automotive markets. Issues on their radar include positive trading, recruitment, new ways of working and plastic packaging. The article features AE Adams, MiIlwood Manufacturing, Mirius, Sachets and Xyfil. 

Also appearing in the September issue are Blends, Blue Frog, Complete Co-Packing, Liquipak, ParcelPlanet and PharmaPac UK, plus a feature on Riverside Medical and the Source your Supplier section.  See pages 33-44.

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Building on a strong business plan – Sep 2020

BCMPA website enhancements help satisfy huge demand – Aug 2020

The BCMPA has seen a large increase in users to its website since lockdown as potential customers look to the internet for outsourcing solutions.

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BCMPA website enhancements help satisfy huge demand – Aug 2020

Outsourcing firms adapt quickly to unprecedented demand during pandemic – Aug 2020

As the UK entered lockdown in March, sales of immunity boosting products skyrocketed, with consumers seeking to improve their health in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Outsourcing firms adapt quickly to unprecedented demand during pandemic – Aug 2020

Forget JIT or B2B – the new buzzword is D2C – Jul/Aug 2020

BCMPA members who are highly experienced in eCommerce and Direct to Customer (D2C) can rescue smaller companies from having to wrestle with problems outside their comfort zone.

Also featured in this Co-Pack & Fulfilment section are Fillcon, Health Innovations, MDA, Premier Labellers, plus the BCMPA article ‘Antibacterial products still in high demand’.       

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Forget JIT or B2B – the new buzzword is D2C – Jul/Aug 2020

Where to Buy Chemicals, Plant & Services Directory - Jun 2020

The BCMPA and our members feature in Section 3 (Services) including

Contract Filling (page 126), BCMPA promotion (127) and Chemical Specialists (134-135)

The full Directory can be viewed online here.

Where to Buy Chemicals, Plant & Services Directory - Jun 2020

Logistics ‘on the commercial front line’ during COVID-19, says BCMPA - Jun 2020

Rodney Steel, chief executive of the BCMPA, discovers how contract manufacturers, packers and logistics companies have been adapting to government restrictions and guidelines amid COVID-19.

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Logistics ‘on the commercial front line’ during COVID-19, says BCMPA - Jun 2020

Food firms react to new normal – May 2020

Packaging News speak with four BCMPA members in the speciality food sector and how they have navigated the Covid-19-related challenges over the last few months. The article features Calleva, Jardox, Power Health and TTK Confectionery. 

Also featured in this May/June issue of The Contract Packer & Fulfilment are Advanced Food Technologies, Alexir Co-Packers, Communisis and XPO Logistics, together with articles from the BCMPA, plus the Source your Supplier section.  See pages 31-38.

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Food firms react to new normal – May 2020

Keep Calm and Carry On! – May 2020

How BCMPA members are coping with peak demands and changing working practices during COVID-19.

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Keep Calm and Carry On! – May 2020

Coronavirus: urgent move to stem shortage of hand sanitisers – Apr 2020

Contract packing firms are ready to provide urgent help to stem the current shortages of hand sanitisers, gels, disinfectants and anti-bacterial wipes.

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Coronavirus: urgent move to stem shortage of hand sanitisers – Apr 2020

BCMPA welcomes new rules governing the manufacture of hand sanitisers in the UK – Apr 2020

Due to the spike in demand caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, the HSE is temporarily allowing hand sanitisers containing Propan-2-ol to be sold in the UK, and HMRC has prioritised applications to use denatured alcohol in hand sanitising products.

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BCMPA welcomes new rules governing the manufacture of hand sanitisers in the UK – Apr 2020

Delivering certainty in uncertain times – Mar 2020

Contract manufacturing organisations (CMOs) in the pharmaceutical sector operate at the sharp end of an industry in which one mistake or delay could be serious or even fatal. Rodney Steel discovers how CMOs have become experts in predicting the future, ensuring that nothing is left to chance.

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Delivering certainty in uncertain times – Mar 2020

BCMPA to survey members on points-based immigration plan – Mar 2020

The recent Home Office proposal to deny working visas to low-skilled immigrant workers, is intended to encourage employers to stop relying on cheap labour. But BCMPA members have raised concerns that this will have a huge knock-on effect in terms of UK productivity.

This March issue also comments on the COVID-19 impact on the supply chain.

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BCMPA to survey members on points-based immigration plan – Mar 2020

The Sustainability Search – Mar 2020

Rodney Steel discusses the latest trends in packaging and how ‘sustainability’ can sometimes become the victim of its own headlines.

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The Sustainability Search – Mar 2020

Delivering change – Feb 2020

With consumer expectations travelling ever more rapidly towards a same-day delivery culture, Rodney Steel believes outsourcing has become the sensible option for many businesses.

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Delivering change – Feb 2020

Co-packers see shift towards sustainability – Feb 2020

Packaging News speak with five specialists in the Drinks Sector about their businesses, the industry and customer pressure for sustainable packaging formats. The article features BCMPA members Blends, David Berryman, Complete Co-Packing Services, Framptons and Storefast Solutions. See pages 49-51.

Also in the magazine is an article on Portion Solutions, a comment by Rodney Steel celebrating the BCMPA’s 20th Anniversary, plus the Source your Supplier section.

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Co-packers see shift towards sustainability – Feb 2020

Delivering value in a changing world – Jan 2020

Outsourcing can deliver tangible benefits to companies, providing the support that ensures changing trends are turned into opportunities.

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Delivering value in a changing world – Jan 2020

What is the difference between OEM & ODM? - Jan 2020

OEM and ODM are frequently lumped in together when it comes to outsourced manufacture, but what exactly does each one entail?

 

You can read the article as a pdf here.

What is the difference between OEM & ODM? - Jan 2020

Fulfilling Ambitions – Dec 2019

Packaging News speak with six key fulfilment specialists about their businesses, the industry and customer demands. The article features BCMPA members Communisis, CPD Direct, EC Group, Excel Contract Packing, Granby Marketing and mda. See pages 20-22.

Also in the magazine are Codex and Grotech on the BCMPA’s Co-Pack & Fulfilment page (12), the UK Packaging Awards ‘Co-Pack & Fulfilment Company of the Year’ (46-47) and an article on the blister packaging market featuring Chester Medical (24)

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Fulfilling Ambitions – Dec 2019

Options for contract blending & filling in the chemical industry – Dec 2019

Andrew Warmington of Speciality Chemicals Magazine speaks with Rodney Steel about outsourcing in the chemical sector, with contributions from BCMPA members Cod Beck Blenders, Grotech Production and Hydropak. See pages 48-51.

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Options for contract blending & filling in the chemical industry – Dec 2019

Contract Packing & Logistics – Nov 2019

See this 17-Page Special in FMCG CEO magazine on Contract Packing & Logistics (pages 36-51) including Rodney Steel’s article on ‘Third Party Outsourcing’.  Contributing members include Alexir Co-Packers, Clipper Logistics, Excel Contract Packing, Granby Marketing, Green Group, KFM, Lemonpath and Universal Flexible Packaging.

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Contract Packing & Logistics  – Nov 2019

BCMPA at White Label Expo – Oct/Nov 2019

The BCMPA will be exhibiting at the inaugural White Label World Expo at the ExCel Centre in London, aiming to highlight the role of the association and its members in delivering outsourcing services across the white label and private label industries. See page 92.

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BCMPA at White Label Expo – Oct/Nov 2019

European Pharmaceutical Review - Oct 2019

In October’s issue, the Guide to Outsourcing features an article by the BCMPA‘s Rodney Steel discussing how outsourcing can play a crucial role in helping pharmaceutical companies negotiate challenges arising from the opportunities of a growing market. The article includes interesting input from BCMPA members. See pages 67-69.

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European Pharmaceutical Review - Oct 2019

Packaging News - Sep 2019

See our 'Co-Pack & Fulfilment' page (22), featured within this edition of Packaging News

Packaging News - Sep 2019

CHP Packer International - Jul/Sep 2019

See page 10 - Supporting innovation: Outsourcing in a changing beauty industry

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CHP Packer International - Jul/Sep 2019

The brains behind the beauty - Aug 2019

This latest copy of The Contract Packer & Fulfilment features a 3-page market analysis on Personal Care & Beauty, news from members, plus promotions on the BCMPA members’ advertising pages.

The digital edition can be viewed online here.

The brains behind the beauty - Aug 2019

Nutraceutical Business Review - Aug 2019

Why outsourcing remains a healthy choice in the nutraceuticals sector

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Nutraceutical Business Review - Aug 2019

Where to Buy Chemicals, Plant & Services - Jun 2019

The BCMPA and its members feature in Services (Section 3 of the Directory):

Contract Filling (page 134), BCMPA promotion (135) and chemical specialists (141)

The full Directory can be viewed online here

Where to Buy Chemicals, Plant & Services - Jun 2019

Sector grows as consumer habits change - Jun 2019

This latest copy of The Contract Packer & Fulfilment features a 3-page market analysis on Fulfilment & Logistics, a comment by Rodney Steel on ‘End-to-End’ Service, news from Eurofins and Honeywood, plus promotions on the BCMPA members’ advertising pages.

The digital edition can be viewed online here.

Sector grows as consumer habits change - Jun 2019

Retail Packaging - May/Jun 2019

See page 4 – BCMPA celebrated the success of the inaugural CHEMUK Expo in Harrogate

See page 10 – Seasonal Packaging. Outsourcing is the perfect way to maximise the opportunities of seasonal Gift Packs

These articles can be read online here

Retail Packaging - May/Jun 2019

Packaging News - Apr 2019

See our newly badged 'Co-Pack & Fulfilment' page (16), featured within this edition of Packaging News.

Packaging News - Apr 2019

Co-packers benefit from Brexit doubt - Mar 2019

In this Food Manufacture article Rodney Steel, Chief Executive of BCMPA, explains how co packers are reaping he benefits of Brexit.

The online article can be viewed here.

Co-packers benefit from Brexit doubt - Mar 2019

Green thinking drives food firms - Feb 2019

The freshly badged Contract Packing & Fulfilment feature within Packaging News includes a market analysis on the food sector.  See pages 44 to 52.

The digital edition can be viewed online here.

Green thinking drives food firms - Feb 2019

Packaging News - Dec 2018

See the Supplier Analysis on Contract Packing featured within this edition of Packaging News here (pages 26 to 29)

Also see the Contract Packing page (18) link here.

Packaging News - Dec 2018

Retail Packaging - Dec 2018

‘The Complete Package at CONTRACT PACK 2019’

http://www.retailpackagingmag.co.uk/the-complete-package-at-contract-pack-2019

Retail Packaging - Dec 2018

Honeywood's blistering success - Aug 2018

This edition of The Contract Packer is a 7-page feature within Packaging News, including a market analysis on personal care and beauty.

The link to the digital edition is shown here.

Honeywood's blistering success - Aug 2018

Packers move into pole position - Jun 2018

This edition of The Contract Packer is a 7-page feature within Packaging News, including a market analysis on co-packing.

The link to the digital edition is shown here.

Packers move into pole position - Jun 2018

Where to Buy Chemicals, Plant & Services - Jun 2018

BCMPA ‘Outsourcing – A Key Business Strategy’ by Rodney Steel
Section 3 – Services featuring Contract Filling on page 136

The full Directory can be viewed online via this link.

Where to Buy Chemicals, Plant & Services  - Jun 2018

Packaging News - May 2018

Contract Packing features within this edition of Packaging News.

The digital edition can be viewed online here.

Packaging News - May 2018

Household sector holds steady - Feb 2018

This edition of The Contract Packer is a 6-page feature within Packaging News, including a market analysis on the household & automotive sector.

The link to the digital edition is shown here.

Household sector holds steady - Feb 2018

Packaging News - December 2017

Dec 2017

Contract Packing features within this edition of Packaging News.

The digital edition can be viewed online here.

Packaging News - December 2017

Food market flies for co-packers

Aug 2017

This edition of The Contract Packer is a 6-page feature within Packaging News, including a market analysis on food in the contract packing sector.

The link to the digital edition is shown here.

Food market flies for co-packers

Where to Buy Chemicals, Plant & Services 2017

June 2017

The full Directory can be viewed online via this link.

The BCMPA is featured on page 125 and the Contract Filling section on pages 121-122

Where to Buy Chemicals, Plant & Services 2017

PCI lifts lid on Pharma strategy

June 2017

This edition of The Contract Packer is a 7-page feature within Packaging News, including a market analysis on logistics in the contract packing sector. 

The link to the content is here.

PCI lifts lid on Pharma strategy

Packaging News - March 2017

Mar 2017

Contract Packing features within this edition of Packaging News

The digital edition can be viewed online via the Packaging News website, or go direct with this link to the Contract Packing section.

Packaging News - March 2017

The right chemistry for packers

Sep 2016

The Contract Packer, within Packaging News

The digital edition can be viewed online via the Packaging News website.

The right chemistry for packers

DHL delivers co-packing service

Jun 2016

The Contract Packer, within Packaging News

The digital edition can be viewed online via the Packaging News website.

DHL delivers co-packing service

Where to buy Chemicals Plant & Service

Jun 2016

Contract Filling

You can review the full Directory online via this link. The Contract Filling section is on page 117.

Where to buy Chemicals Plant & Service

Packers get set for a busy 2016

Feb 2016

The Contract Packer, within Packaging News

The digital edition can be viewed online via the Packaging News website.

Packers get set for a busy 2016

Food copackers look to future

Sep 2015

The Contract Packer, Issue 11

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Food copackers look to future

New website helps solve contractor discovery woes

Sep 2015

Food Manufacture, page 4

Food and drink brand owners looking for a contractor to manufacture or package products will have a much easier life, after the increased functionality added to the British Contract Manufacturers and …

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New website helps solve contractor discovery woes

Searching made easy on the BCMPA website

Aug 2015

Manufacturing Chemist

Things may have moved on from the Yellow Pages, but if you are looking on the Internet for a contractor to formulate your product, conduct clinical trials or pack pills into blisters, you are likely to be confronted with …

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Searching made easy on the BCMPA website

Lead The Pack

Aug 2015

Retail Packaging

Rodney Steel, Chief Executive at the British Contract Manufacturers and Packers Association, looks at the market and marketing…

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Lead The Pack

Beauty is in the eye of copackers

Jun 2015

The Contract Packer, Issue 10

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Beauty is in the eye of copackers

Full service ahead

May 2015

SHD Logistics

One of the big developments in the world of logistics is the demand for Storage & Distribution companies to provide a full service for their customers. Rodney Steel, Chief Executive looks at what 'full service' …

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Full service ahead

Cosmetics manufacturing

Mar 2015

SPC Magazine

How do you find a good contract services provider to support your beauty manufacturing needs? Rodney Steel, Chief Executive of the BCMPA, has the answers …

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Cosmetics manufacturing

Poppies packed for the people

Feb 2015

The Contract Packer, Issue 9

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Poppies packed for the people

Ahead By Association

Feb 2015

Retail Packaging

Rodney Steel, BCMPA Chief Executive, explains how to enhance your business standards with Trade Association support…

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Ahead By Association

Seamless copacking in art form

Sep 2014

The Contract Packer, Issue 8

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Seamless copacking in art form

Best of British

Aug 2014

Retail Packaging

Flying the flag for the future of packaging in the UK, Chief Executive Rodney Steel expounds on the importance of Home-Shows…

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Best of British

Pharma packers in good health

Jun 2014

The Contract Packer, Issue 7

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Pharma packers in good health

The benefits of outsourcing

Mar 2014

Confectionery Production

The traditional landscape for confectionery manufacturing and packing has changed over recent years as diversity and innovation have become the name of the game. Brand owners and retailers looking for …

A pdf of this article will be available to download shortly

The benefits of outsourcing

Chemical firms find the formula

Feb 2014

The Contract Packer, Issue 6

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Chemical firms find the formula

New BCMPA online map featured on Packaging News

Oct 2013

The BCMPA's new online map facility has received some welcome publicity from Packaging News, being featured in both the printed magazine, which is circulated to over 10,000 industry subscribers, and on the Packaging News website.

New BCMPA online map featured on Packaging News

Copackers give food for thought

Jun 2013

The Contract Packer, Issue 4

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Copackers give food for thought

BCMPA website featured in ‘The Contract Packer’

Jun 2013

The June issue of The Contract Packer was jammed with interesting news and stories with contributions from over 20 BCMPA members, including a 3-page review of the food market.  The magazine also featured a half-page article on the launch of the new BCMPA website. The Contract Packer is published three times a year with a printed circulation of over 10,000 and an online digital edition.

BCMPA website featured in ‘The Contract Packer’

BCMPA celebrates 20th Anniversary

14 January 2020

TWENTY IN 2020: BCMPA TO CELEBRATE MILESTONE BIRTHDAY AT UK’S LARGEST PACKAGING SHOW

The British Contract Manufacturers and Packers Association (BCMPA) will be turning 20 in 2020 – and will mark its anniversary at the Contract Pack & Fulfilment show in February.

You can read the article as a pdf here.