North East Packaging Firm Secures Major Catering Deal
A NORTH East business has secured a major deal to supply councils across the region with food packaging and catering disposables.
GM Packaging (UK) Ltd, a leading distributor of a wide range of packaging for the catering industry, has been awarded the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) framework agreement for the supply of catering disposables for the second time following a bidding process in November.
The two-year deal will see the firm, based at the Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate in North Shields, continue to provide NEPO members – which include local authorities, schools, colleges, charities and universities throughout the North East region – with all types of catering packaging and disposables, from coffee cups and food containers to tableware and hygiene products.
GM Packaging has regained the contract having previously held it for four years.
Graham Montague, the company’s managing director, said: “It is particularly rewarding to be awarded the contract for another two years.”
NEPO says the competitive pricing achieved through this framework means its members can expect to save more than £24,000 per year.
Laura Hood, NEPO procurement officer, said: “We are looking forward to a successful partnership with GM Packaging throughout the duration of this framework.”
The NEPO Member Organisations participating in this tender are: Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar & Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton, and Sunderland.