We have 20 years of experience in the packaging industry and have specialised knowledge in the polythene sector. We are building our business with a primary focus on our customer's needs. We truly believe that our service levels will not be beaten. We strive to exceed customer expectations and build long term partnerships with our clients. As agents for several of the UK’s leading manufacturers, we can ensure that you are buying the correct product from the correct supplier. Every one of our customers will get a technical account manager who will spend time understanding your requirements and deliver outstanding customer service. We can focus on supplying bespoke packaging solutions for every industrial sector and can help to save you time and money.
- Collaboration – We listen to our customers to fully understand their needs and requirements, then work with clients to help them achieve their objectives and goals.
- Quality – We only use the best UK manufacturers with a reputation for excellent quality. Each of our suppliers have their own specialist areas and we can supply customers with the best product sourced from the best supplier for the job.
- Long Term – Here at AAP, we strive to build long term partnerships and relationships with our clients who trust us as their packaging experts and problem solvers.
- Technology Expertise – We offer experienced product development support and the benefit of knowledge gained over years of packaging innovation. Working closely with suppliers to help develop and promote the most effective, cost effective packaging available on the market.
AAP are committed to minimising the impact on our planet of the packaging we supply. We can offer high strength alternatives that help to reduce packaging weight without compromising performance or quality. We can offer products made of recycled materials if suitable to your application. All of our packaging is 100% recyclable. Despite the bad press plastics have received, accurate research has shown that plastic packaging is a lightweight and resource efficient product saving packaging mass, energy and greenhouse gas emissions. Packaging items in plastics can help to significantly reduce waste and save energy. This makes plastic packaging the best choice for businesses and the planet. How we RECYCLE and DISPOSE of our packaging waste is the key to protecting our environment in the long term. With this in mind we have partnered with a packaging waste expert. We can help to improve your packaging waste streams to improve your green credentials and often save you money at the same time!
Having spent 20 years working in polythene packaging, I was unexpectedly made redundant in 2018 and I had a big career decision to make. Do I go and work for someone else in the only industry I know? Do I try something completely different, or do I try something on my own within the industry I have spent my entire career in? I plumped for the third option and AAP was born.
From my experience I felt there was a gap in the market for a company to provide affordable packaging with a 'One Stop Shop Solution' for all my customer's packaging needs. Having learnt the ropes over 20 years, working for one of the industry’s leading manufacturers, I have built up a vast knowledge of packaging solutions for a wide array of industry sectors. Furthermore, I wanted to develop a packaging waste and recycling service to help my customers promote environmental sustainability.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, and in particular supporting my son's football team and daughter's swimming galas. I’m a keen golfer, currently playing off 8 handicap, although being so dedicated to my work has halted my improvement more recently! I have also played competitive badminton to a high standard all of my life, although the aches and pains after playing are now starting to show!
I like coffee in the mornings, white with one sugar and tea in the afternoon, white with no sugar. My ideal accompaniment for both of these would be a Jammie Dodger!
I began my packaging career in 1999, working for a family owned business who supplied a wide range of packaging consumables before moving on to work directly for one of the largest polythene producers in the UK. In those early days I remember one of my children asking me what my job involved and what I sold, her response when I told her was, "it's not very exciting Dad". In fairness I couldn't argue with that! Reality was that I actually enjoyed it, and thankfully still do.
What has become clear over the years is that plenty of so called packaging experts really have very little technical knowledge. Thankfully, I've worked alongside some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry, developing not only my product knowledge but understanding the importance of how to service and maintain customers to the highest level. I strongly believe this technical know-how and commitment to customers is what sets myself and AAP apart from all the others, I just wish I could make sourcing packaging more exciting for my customers.....and my doubting daughter!
When not working I spend weekends relaxing with the family, whether it's watching my daughter competing at gymnastics or managing my son's football team, either way, those 2 days seem to fly by! I'm a keen football follower, an occasional golfer and you might also bump into me one evening at a music gig somewhere, if you do be sure to say hello in between songs. Unlike Kevin, my tea needs to have 1 sugar and if a biscuit is on offer it has to be a chocolate digestive!