Welcome to our New Home

“We’re delighted to share with you the first sight of our new Production facility and are really looking forward to having our team and all of our facilities together under one roof. 
This new space is over three times the size of our existing plant and will allow for even greater efficiencies in the delivery of our services. Logistically it will offer a vast improvement in the movement of goods around the plant, allowing incoming product, stock holding, finishing solution and distribution to be a seamless production flow with plenty of room for growth.

It will allow us to plan future expansion with the confidence that space for new manufacturing processes will not be a problem. We’re looking forward to installing our state-of-the-art equipment and welcoming our team into this fantastic new working environment.”

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Breast cancer now – pink day at fc cartons

All of the staff wore pink uniform, some added pink socks and even a pink wig was seen in the office!

David decided to support this charity this year, in the past we’ve hosted Macmillan Coffee mornings which have been a great success, but he thought the pink theme would work well involving all of the team – he went off and sourced pink work-wear for everyone.

On the day, all of the team wore pink tops, we enjoyed lovely freshly stone-baked pizza’s delivered to the door by the Castle Inn Castle Donington – we asked the team to make a donation to the charity for their lunch and held a pink themed prize draw.

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Over the day we raised over £500.00 for the charity.

David even carried on the theme with the Derby Trailblazers – their Division One team played Kent Crusaders in a league match – the players warmed up in pink.

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The supporters all embraced the charity idea and they held a pink themed raffle.

The club raised £200.00 to donate to the charity as well.

BRC ‘AA’ grade retained and 100% compliant

FC Cartons once again celebrates its British Retail Consortium (BRC) – Packaging & Packaging Materials ‘AA’ grade certification.

We are pleased to announce that we have continued our British Retail Consortium (BRC) – Packaging & Packaging Materials standard at the prestigious ‘AA’ grade level. Director of fc cartons Debra Woodyatt commented:

“We have said many times before that we are always looking for continual improvement across all aspects of our business – from process requirements, to warehousing space and now we’ve achieved another BRC Audit with ‘AA’ and 100% compliant.

We’re so pleased with the outcome of our Audit, obviously with an ‘AA’ grade last year the pressure was on to retain it, I was thrilled with our 100%, it just reinforces the team work ethics that we all have and every one of our staff understands the importance of the external accreditation to our business. It’s an exciting time at fc and with this Audit under our belts we will now look forward to seeing our expansion plans coming together this autumn”.

Just one part of this continual improvement is the Quality Management System which provides guidance and a framework for moving forward under the BRC banner. fc cartons first applied for BRC – Packaging & Packaging Materials standard and attained it 5 years ago. Over this past 5 years, fc cartons have improved their grading to achieve the ‘AA’ grade through great teamwork, clear communication and a desire to offer the very best in customer service.

Debra Woodyatt continued:

“Following the auditors comments, which included references ‘Nice friendly people’ and ‘a good facility’ we would like to take this opportunity to thank the fc cartons team and our customers for supporting us through another successful year.”

Some of the very positive feedback we received on our certification:

“Congratulations FC! Well done to the team”
“Cracking effort Debra, well done!”
“Congratulations, wow 100%!”
“Fantastic, well done everyone”
“Well done Debra, great news!”

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To find out more about fc cartons’ BRC related work or any pick and place, gluing, folding window patching and die-cutting projects, visit: www.fccartons.co.uk

Q & A with Team FC – Pick and Place

Q: Why has the introduction of Pick and Place been so successful for Team FC?

We have been able to further develop the capability of Pick and Place – when we introduce a new service it is not just what the equipment can do that excites our R and D team – it’s what it can’t do; but with our wealth of knowledge and expertise we understand how that capability can be extended and increase the flexibility of our finishing solutions. This innovation has helped us open new doors in new market sectors; we can now Pick and Place different materials – not just APET windows. We have developed some new and different profiles which have had a significant effect on our business and have been extremely well received by both current and new customers alike.

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To find out more please contact us on: 
01332 850648 or email: sales@fccartons.co.uk

Welcome Aboard

Aneta

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Aneta has only been with us for four months but she has settled in really well to Team fc.

Having joined from Selective Marketplace and having a similar role, Aneta enjoys the Team fc work ethic and sees the benefits of working to the exacting BRC standard. Living in Nottingham with her boyfriend her hobbies and interests include music, literature and playing the guitar.

Tyler

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Tyler has re-signed for Team fc after a loan spell outside of the Premier League!

Living in Nottingham Tyler has settled straight back into the team saying “It feels like I never left”. Clearly a bit of a poet he says of his current status “I’m Single and ready to mingle”. Tyler’s hobbies include football, attending music festivals, DJ-ing and fishing, he’s also a keen Nottingham Forest supporter.

Ksenia

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Ksenia has joined Team fc from DHL, living in Castle Donington she has settled in really well to her new role, her many hobbies include make-up, art, gardening, wild animal rescue, Celtic/Russian culture, the Slavica religion and hair dressing, and to keep fit she enjoys Zumba – unlike her football-mad boyfriend she hates the beautiful game!

Erika

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Having joined just three months ago from Gunstone’s Bakery, Erika has settled in to Team fc really well.

Living in Nottingham with her boyfriend she enjoys travelling and seeing friends, and she tells us that she has a real passion for photography.