Frequently Asked Questions

Packaging Solutions

David Little

Managing Director

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Print Technologist

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Packaging Technologist

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Packaging Consultant & Trainer

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Lecturer in Packaging Technology in the UK and Ireland

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Head Trainer - IOM3 (Packaging) (UK)

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Chair of The Irish Packaging Society (branch of The Packaging Society UK {formerly The Institute of Packaging})

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Board Member of The Packaging Society UK - Division of the Royal Chartered, Institute of Material, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)

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Chair of TPS - Training and Education Sub-Committee (UK)

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Fellow of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining.

Will hiring a Packaging Consultant save me money?

Yes. Hiring a Packaging Consultant can absolutely save you money in many direct and indirect ways. For instance, analysing your specifications, sizes, packaging formats, NPD process or quality issues can save money or impact on performance. Looking to improving efficiencies, in the NPD approval process, or Goods-in QC and Production Line efficiencies, can also save you time and money and improve your speed-to-market.  

What sector do you specialise in?

We have experience across all sectors: Food & Drink, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Industrial.

How will Packaging Consultancy services benefit my business?

Our experience and expertise allows us understand and see issues. We can suggest improvements, to processes or specifications, making you more efficient and help you save money.

Is you company independent and impartial?

Yes. The key to our success, is offering well founded, independent advice. We are not connected with any packaging producer, so can offer impartial advice, to meet your requirements, without any vested interest, except for you, the customer.

Will hiring a Packaging Consultant save me money?

Yes. Hiring a Packaging Consultant can absolutely save you money in many direct and indirect ways. For instance, analysing your specifications, packaging formats, NPD and production processes and packaging quality
can often show opportunities for savings. Good advice, pays for itself.

Do you need to assess our packaging systems and processes before being able to give the correct advice?

It is possible to recommend or suggest best practice, in a general way, however, the best advice comes with understanding your particular production needs, your existing packaging solutions and specifications, and your product / market requirements.

Who Are Your Packaging Training Courses For?

Our Packaging Training Courses are designed to up-skill existing or train new personnel specifying, buying or working with packaging and new product development. Depending on
the course it will suit people from the following departments: Supply Chain, Marketing, Packaging Technology, Procurement, Production Supervisors, Engineering, Sales, CSR etc.

Who should hire a Packaging Consultant?

Companies are experts in their products, but usually not in the
packaging they use and need. An audit with good advice can save time and money and increase your efficiencies.

Is your Packaging Consultancy services a good fit for all types of packing systems and process?

As Packaging Experts, we understand the substrates, the conversion processes and the print quality issues and can make recommendations or problem solve, on all aspects of packaging, for large or small producers.

How much does it cost to hire a packaging consultant?

There are a few different ways we work:

  • Hourly rate for brief consultations and advice.
  • Daily rate for micro or short projects.
  • Fixed rate projects – quoted cost, for a specific task.
  • Contract Resource – for the longer term, x days per week, for an agreed period.

The rates for on-line Consultations are €100 per hour over Zoom.