Packaging companies lead the field at business awards

Two packaging companies have been shortlisted as finalists for the ‘Company of the Year’ accolade at the 2016 Leicester Mercury Business Awards. Both firms, Qualvis Print & Packaging and Clifton Packaging, join the remaining finalist, Town & Country Petfoods, in vying for the top prize.

With 13 award categories that are designed to celebrate businesses from across a range of sectors, the annual Leicester Mercury Business Awards aim to celebrate success, recognise achievement and highlight the people and companies in Leicestershire who are putting the region on the map by boosting the economy while making a positive contribution to the local community.

The Company of the Year Award celebrates the business that has performed outstandingly throughout the year. It aims to recognise a firm that has stood out from the crowd and has developed a strong business presence with proof of particular achievements including strong market share, economic turn-around and innovative approach.

The awards final takes place in Leicester on Thursday, April 21 and is expected to be attended by more than 700 people.

Commenting on his firm’s success, Qualvis managing director, Jason Short, said: “We are delighted that we have been shortlisted as one of three contenders for the highly prized Company of the Year Award and to have two packaging companies as finalists speaks volumes about the good health of our industry.

“As this event is on ‘home turf’, for us it carries a great deal of significance, not least in recognising the positive contribution that Qualvis makes to the local community. Good luck to all finalists.”