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Granby News Update

September 2023

From a full year of employee ownership to another industry awards nomination. A full month of Granby news.

As September arrives, it brings with it a sense of freshness and new beginnings. The school holidays are over, and the first hints of autumn are in the air. But for us at Granby, this particular September holds an even more special significance - it marks our first full year as an employee-owned business. We're also excited to be nominated for a UK Packaging award, which recognizes our industry's significance. Additionally, we're actively involved in our community this month through Pink Link, a platform supporting female entrepreneurs. And September's picture is of the beautiful Lancashire coastline at Morecambe Bay.


Granby Celebrate 1 year as an Employee Owned Trust

We are very happy share the news that this September, Granby celebrates its first full year as an employee-owned trust, a move made to ensure we have a sustainable, competitive, innovative and profitable business in place for the future.

This move has enabled us to deliver on our vision of a business that will add measurable value on many levels, including commercial profitability and Social Value. We have seen first-hand how it has provided a sense of ownership and empowerment to our employees, as they have a direct stake in the company’s performance and success. Overall, our first year as an employee-owned trust has been a resounding success, and we are excited to share our story with our clients, partners, and friends. If you are interested in learning more about Granby’s journey and the benefits of employee ownership, we would be delighted to have a conversation with you.


Edrington UK Summer barbecue

There are so many great things we do with clients that for commercial reasons we simply have to keep very quiet about. So, it makes a lovely change this month to shout about an amazing company barbecue sponsored by our esteemed client, Edrington UK. It was a wonderful opportunity for our teams to come together, relax, and enjoy delicious food in a casual and friendly atmosphere.

This event highlighted the importance of building strong client relationships, and the sponsorship from Edrington UK exemplifies the trust and partnership we have developed with them. We are incredibly grateful to Edrington UK for their support. They are a remarkable company with a heritage dedicated to crafting spirit brands of the highest quality such as The Macallan and The Famous Grouse. They also prioritise sustainability and responsible business practices, which aligns with our values. Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the success of this event.


Pink Link Women in Business Summer Regional conference

On 11th August, the Pink Link – Women in Business Summer Regional conference took place at Blackburn Cathedral, and it was a great opportunity for Kayleigh Scott and Kelsey Hall from Granby to catch up with contacts from within the Pink Link community.

Lancashire Business View and Pink Link have formed a new partnership which will help raise the profile of women entrepreneurs in the county. Pink Link consists of seven regional networks, six of which are in Lancashire. The group hosts business conferences, masterclasses, social events and founded the Enterprise Vision Awards.


UK Packaging Awards Granby Nominated!

Another awards announcement and another nomination! Granby are delighted to have been shortlisted in the Co-Manufacturer & Packer of the Year category at the UK Packaging Awards 2023! Victoria Pittman, Head of Client Services and Business Development at Granby said, “It’s an honour to be recognised and to be nominated from amongst the many exceptional businesses in our industry.”

The team at Granby is eagerly looking forward to the event and would like to thank Packaging News for their hard work on behalf of our industry and to congratulate the other finalists. We believe these awards are a testament to the hard work, dedication, and commitment of every member of our team.  Take a read as to why we at Granby believe Industry Awards really do matter.


BYZ secures £2.9m Funds Granby are patrons of BYZ

Blackburn with Darwen Youth Zone, of which Granby is a patron, has successfully secured £2.9m million in new Government funding, which will be used to transform Blackburn’s first-ever electric power station, known as the Fusebox. The image shows Hannah Allen and Wayne Wild, both of the BYZ celebrating the new funding with Councillors Phil Riley and Julie Gunn.

The impressive project is one of four that will receive a cash injection through the Youth Investment Fund, with a total of £8m being announced for the schemes across the borough. Our patronage of BYZ is just one of many ways in which Granby integrate with our communities.

Granby Team

Chloe Goss Employee of Quarter 2

Congratulations to Chloe Goss for being crowned the winner of the Granby Employee of the Quarter for quarter 2! We received some fantastic nominations, and Chloe stood out for her exceptional qualities.

Chloe is a Client Support Executive and is often the friendly first point of contact for many of our clients. Chloe works closely with the many departments across Granby. Overall, Chloe’s dedication to her clients, positive attitude, and support for her colleagues make her a deserving recipient of the Employee of the Quarter award. Let’s give her a big round of applause and celebrate her achievements!

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