A collaboration between three Inverclyde businesses has seen over 200 Christmas boxes sent around the globe packed with Inverclyde produced chocolate.
Greenock-based PG Paper has sent their international client base Christmas Hampers utilising the skills of local suppliers to showcase Inverclyde’s offering.
PG Paper first collaborated with The New Chocolate Company in 2017, and following its success, more than 200 Christmas Hampers are now with clients across South America, India, China and Europe.
The Christmas Hampers contain a wide selection of The New Chocolate Company’s bespoke chocolate products, including chocolate Christmas trees, giant chocolate buttons, a box of hand-made luxury chocolates alongside other chocolate treats including their signature thistle discs.
The choice of container for the Hamper was critical for PG Paper, with the aim to ensure re-use once the chocolate has been enjoyed.
PG Paper was also able to emboss the boxes to make them personal to their customer’s, which thanks to tissue paper supplied by the business in their corporate colours helps to make the gift very bespoke.
Isabelle Murray, Marketing Manager at PG Paper said:
“There is a wealth of creative talent in Inverclyde and PG Paper always makes every effort to support other local businesses by sourcing whatever we can locally.
“Our client gifts this year do both PG Paper and Inverclyde proud!”
Brian Dick, Owner of The New Chocolate Company, said:
“The advantage of being an artisan chocolatier business, and small in scale, means that we can cater to any business looking for something different, but unique to their business.
“Working with local companies is a great advantage to all parties as communication is simple and logistics make life easier.”
Greenock man Chris McIlroy, from CJM Print, designed the cardboard containers before Scotcrest, the handmade design and manufacturing specialists, were asked by PG Paper to decorate the Hampers with a specially created design. The boxes were then shared before the final version was agreed.
PDC Copyprint in Cathcart Street produced the labels and card contained inside.
The entire batch took approximately two days to produce before being dropped off at The New Chocolate Company to be filled and sealed.
Neill Hunter, Owner of Scotcrest said:
“This is a great example of local firms collaborating and made all the easier because of our local network connections and the logistics of operations within Inverclyde.
“Most of our products are shipped outside the UK and these specially made hampers are no exception. The clue is on the actual design and map that highlights some of PG Paper’s worldwide customer locations.
“It was great to work with both PG Paper and The New Chocolate Company, and we hope to collaborate again in the future.”
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