From packaging to pints…local entrepreneur injects £1m to bring The Lesters Arms to life

Billy Hutchinson, owner of The Lesters Arms

A Wolverhampton entrepreneur is investing over £1m into transforming a derelict Brewood pub into a gourmet restaurant and bar. Billy Hutchinson, Managing Director of Lesters Packaging, has bought The New Inns and has immediately kickstarted extensive refurbishment work that will create The Lesters Arms, a destination venue for discerning diners and drinkers looking for a […]

How to package electronics for shipping

Packaging electronics for shipping Packaging electronics are one of the most complex objects to ship, due to them requiring the optimal electronics packaging to handle the fragile contents inside. When shipping electronics, safe shipping is key to ensure the electronic goods arrive in complete working order. Any exposure to vibrations, impacts, extreme temperatures, mechanical damage, […]

How to package food for shipping

Packaging food for shipping Many postal and courier services throughout the UK allow business, both big and small, to ship their products through the post. Whether you are shipping food as part of your business or simply want to learn how to package food items efficiently and safely for shipping, our guide has you covered. […]

Chasetown FC scores ‘Lesters’ sponsorship deal

One of Staffordshire’s fastest growing manufacturers has kicked-off a new commercial deal with Chasetown Football Club. Lesters, which is the UK’s leading independent producer of large format corrugated cases and high-performance packaging, has become a Sponsorship Partner at ‘the Scholars’, increasing its commitment to backing good community causes. The company will net a hospitality package and become […]

Packaging materials that can be recycled

S Lester Packing Extra Large Cardboard Boxes

Why recyclable packaging materials? More and more business are making a conscious decision to use environmentally friendly packaging for their products. From recyclable packaging, biodegradable packaging and reusable packaging – sustainability is at the core of all our products here at Lesters Packaging.  As consumers are becoming increasingly aware of their impact on the environment, […]

Lesters think outside the box with Growth & Innovation Award win.

Lesters Packaging wins Express & Star Business Award

Disrupting one of the UK’s most traditional sectors has helped a Burntwood-based packaging specialist secure a major business award. Lesters, which has seen turnover double from £8m in 2021 to an anticipated £16.5m by the close of this year, secured the Growth & Innovation Award last night at the Express & Star Business Awards held in Wolverhampton. […]

How to package a bike for shipping?

S Lester Packing Cardboard Bike Boxes

Packaging a large item, such as a bike, can be quite daunting for most retailers. It is important to package it properly, so that it arrives at its destination in good condition. So how can you package and ship a bike safely without any damage? This helpful guide details how to and the materials required […]

£18m sales milestone a perfect 40th birthday present for Lesters

A major disruptor to the packaging sector is celebrating a big birthday in style after seeing turnover rise to £18m. Lesters turned 40 years old in May and the management team immediately signalled its intention for further investment, building on the £7m acquisition of two state-of-the-art TCY large-format casemakers that have revolutionised production at its Burntwood facility. […]

A guide to sustainable packaging for the automotive industry

The goal of sustainable packaging is to minimise the impact of packaging on the environment while still providing a high level of protection for the product. As with electronics packaging, businesses are racing to net zero, and packaging plays a fundamental role in this. The automotive industry relies heavily on packaging to transport parts, components […]

A guide to sustainable packaging for liquids

The term ‘sustainable packaging’ is defined as packaging that has minimal impact on the environment. When considering sustainable packaging for liquids, the criteria should factor in whether the materials used are recycled or recyclable, biodegradable or compostable as well as how durable it is. Essentially, sustainable packaging used for liquids is more than just the […]