Back by popular demand Fish ‘n’ Chip lunch at FC

Due to the resounding success of our previous traditional Fish ‘n’ Chips Friday we decided a follow up treat would be a welcome end to another busy week for Team fc.

Daniel from ‘Mobile Fish & Chips’ arrived in our car park at 11.00am sharp, got his fryer fired up and promptly started serving up piping hot fish ‘n’ chips at 11.45am!

Again the lunchtime treat was very well received and we got some great comments from the team:

“these were better than last time”

“the best fish ‘n’ chips I have had in ages”

and of course we had a repeat of;

“can we do it every Friday”

It is nice to see the cardboard trays being used especially with the news they keep food fresher for longer than their polystyrene competitors (not that the Fish ‘n’ Chips lasted long enough not to be 100% Fresh!) However they are a more sustainable form of packaging as they are recyclable and biodegradable.


Focusing on food waste

Here at fc we take the avoidance of all forms of waste very seriously. We are committed to our Green credentials, maximise our recycling, maintain our Carbon Neutral status and continue with our tree planting programme. We hope you’ll find these staggering facts in our ‘Focusing on food waste’ Infographic below as interesting and yet disturbing as we do?


Welcome Aboard

RYAN TRIMMER – Trainee Die-Cutting Operator. (Former Apprentice)

Ryan Trimmer became fc cartons first apprentice back in July 2016 in a new and exciting role of Apprentice die cutter.

Ryan joined us after completing a 12 month engineering course at nearby Derby College and being the standout candidate at the interview stage here at fc.

This was a new venture for both parties and was something that we had been looking to introduce for some time. Ryan bought into our guiding principles and core values from day one and continues to do so on a daily basis. I am a great believer, that in life what you put in you get out and Ryan has been a credit to himself and his family throughout his apprenticeship here at fc and has become a hardworking and respected young man who is well liked by the rest of the team.

Ryan’s Development has been greatly assisted by Machine Operator Steve Furniss. With over 20 years’ experience in the packaging industry, Steve has been instrumental in his progress and has enthusiastically imparted his knowledge and allowed Ryan to develop the skills required to continue the next generation of Die cut operators.

Ryan will gain an NVQ Level 2 in Performing Manufacturing Operations. He has studied in the workplace and been observed by his external mentor.

We hope to share Ryan’s success story with local schools, colleges and even local sporting teams in the area to showcase the opportunities here to join the fc Team to further develop their own potential and provide a path to a skilled trade which will safe guard theirs and possibly our future. We hope that Ryan’s story will illustrate to other young people that work place study through the Apprenticeship scheme is a real opportunity

Curtis Greensmith – Machine Assistant

Curtis Greensmith has re-joined the team after a loan spell outside of the Premier League!!

As an experienced machine assistant Curtis joins us 18 months on and has fitted seamlessly back into the shop floor banter as well as providing us with his knowledge, commitment and work ethic.

Welcome back from all the Team!!

First Aiders

Elzbieta Siudut & Joanna Rominska volunteered to become Workplace 
First Aiders.

We used Russell Smith of Learning First Aid to deliver the training for the girls.

We’ve used Russell for a number of years now always finding the training to be of an excellent standard.

Russell’s Comments via email:

“Hi Liam, just a quick note regarding the two girls that did the First Aid training on the 21st April this year – Joanna and Elzbieta (Elizabeth). Both girls were very attentive throughout the day, asked loads of questions and they were both very interested in learning.
The girls have a very mature outlook, polite at all times, it was a real pleasure to train them, they are a credit to your Company”.

elzbieta first aid


joanna first aid


NEW Advertising Campaign

Our new advertising campaign launched in Folding Carton’s July – August issue was designed to provide a subliminal message of ‘Relax – you’re in safe hands’, which we hope is the feeling we always give our customers.