North east packaging company celebrates success


GM Packaging at Tyne Tunnel Industrial Estate, North Shields started off selling printed carrier bags to a range of customers. Now, due to years of diversification and growth, the company has achieved a £2m turnover and a wide customer base.

Managing director, Graham Montague, set up the business after initially working in the chemical industry and recognising a gap in the market.

The company now offers around 1000 product lines, including fast food containers and cups. GM Packaging supplies companies including The Nuffield Group along with local authorities, hospitals and food chains such as Nudo.

“We have had a really good couple of years with some excellent growth and huge expansion of our overseas market,” said Graham.

The company also provide personalised packaging for a number of leading organisations.

“Because of digital technology it is much easier for people to get smaller runs of specific items now, rather than in the past when they had to order massive volumes. The emphasis now is very much on environmentally friendly packaging and we sell a huge amount of recyclable, compostable items,” said Graham.