GM Packaging is moving from Tyne Tunnel Industrial Estate to a new unit at North Tyneside’s New York Industrial Estate – double the size of its current base – moving to larger premises to cope with the increased demands for its products. It is on course to hit sales in excess of £3m this year.
The company has already recruited four new members of staff to help deal with the continuing growth of the business, with plans for further job creation going forward. The company, which was set up 24 years ago by managing director, Graham Montague (pictured above), now supplies some of the country’s biggest retailers such as Marks & Spencer and Aldi with thousands of containers every week.
The growth in demand for food from takeaways during lockdown has also seen a significant rise in sales of packaging cartons, which GM Packaging has supplied across the UK. The company adapted immediately to ensure it was COVID-compliant, sending out only unopened boxes and putting its sampling service on hold.