Staff training and development

We are delighted to announce Ryan has successfully passed his apprenticeship and now is a Trainee Machine Operator working in the Die cutting process where his main functions are:

  • Setting up and assisting the operator in the make ready process on machinery to meet the customers’ requirements and specifications.
  • Ensure all maintenance and repairs are carried out promptly to ensure productivity is not compromised.
  • To assist the main operator in ensuring optimum production is achieved.
  • Complete all relevant documentation before, during and on completion of any job.

The driving test is a very good analogy, to demonstrate the fc philosophy Ryan has passed his test and now he will learn how to drive! He will receive first class tuition, so he will become a very good driver. It really is a fantastic opportunity for Ryan to develop his skills, learn a trade and add betterment moving forwards for both himself and Team fc.

Chunk went on an effective team leader/supervisor course and came away with some useful tools to help continue his development in his role of Production Co-ordinator. In the future Chunk has said he would be very interested in attending a management course; this is yet another great example of how we invest in both the future of the employee and fc alike.


Charlie – why we sponsored a charity football match

fc was proud to sponsor a charity football match involving Athletica FC and an All stars X1. Charlie is the son of one of the customers at the Chequers Inn, Breaston and Liam is friends with his dad. Charlie, who has rare congenital heart abnormalities has had relentless hospital visits and on the night of the match had a bleed on the brain, so was unable to walk out with the teams. Instead “Rammie” lead the teams out to the roar of the large crowd. After the match, for which fc supplied the kit and made donations; there was a live band playing at the pub adding to the great atmosphere and community spirit. Jamie, one of our Forklift drivers plays in the band and helped make the day extra special for Charlie. We raised over £7,000 for the charity and are pleased to report that little Charlie is doing well.

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.”


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.


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.


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!”


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

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.



To find out more please contact us on: 
01332 850648 or email:

Welcome Aboard


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 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 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!


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.

Vacancy: Sales Administrator

Due to our expansion programme for 2018 we have an immediate vacancy for a Sales Administrator.

The main functions of the post are:

To provide support to the Sales function of the business.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • First point of contact with customers using a high level of professionalism at all times
  • Understand specific core account customer’s needs
  • Manage CRM System
  • Smooth and timely Order and Quote Process
    • In line with budgetary guidelines
    • Within agreed timescales
  • Seamless liaison with Production
  • Timely quote follow up
  • Capture customer feedback
  • Analysis of business by:
    • Customer
    • Product
    • Customer Contact Point:
    • Regular communication
    • Feedback
    • Dealing with conflict
    • Assist with marketing projects as necessary

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Superb organisational skills
  • Track record of managing multiple accounts
  • Strong people and communication skills
  • Buy-in to the Company’s Values, Mission and Guiding Principles
  • To work in accordance with Health & Safety and Hygiene regulations of the Company
  • Excellent commercial skills - profit focussed
  • IT management tools - Sage, CRM, Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Ambitious - looking for the right environment to build successful career
  • Driven:
    • Passionate about pleasing customers
    • Passionate about exceeding targets and expectations
    • Meticulous attention to detail

If you feel that you have the skills and attributes to meet our requirements, please email Debra Woodyatt - Director on

Vacancy: Machine Operator

Due to our expansion programme for 2018 we have an immediate vacancy for a Machine Operator in our Gluing department.

The main functions of the post are:

Responsible for setting up and running machinery and providing instruction, to other team members, in order that they can run machines and produce quality products.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for setting up and running machinery to meet the efficiencies and quality required and maintaining Production and Quality records
  • Providing instruction to other team members to enable them to run machinery and produce quality products.
  • To communicate in person and on the telephone with colleagues, customers and other visitors in a friendly and positive manner.
  • To work in accordance with Health and Safety and Hygiene regulations at all times.
  • To undertake staff training and development to enhance the role and your personal development.
  • To undertake any other such duties, within the competency of the post.
  • To work in a flexible manner.
  • To work effectively as part of a team.
  • To maintain a general level of tidiness in work areas, and ensure punctual time keeping in accordance with contracted hours.

We are looking for the right candidate to meet our Company Values, have the necessary experience, enthusiasm, able to demonstrate passion in the role and with an excellent work ethic.

The candidate will be required to work to our shift system and overtime requirements to meet customer needs.

The candidate can expect a clean and friendly working environment with an attractive pay package which includes Life Cover, Pension, Holiday Pay Bonus and work wear.

If you feel that you have the skills and attributes to meet our requirements, please email our Operations Director – Liam Cox: