Birmingham-based packaging company Talbots Group has been shortlisted as a finalist in two categories at the Luxury Packaging Awards 2016.
The business has been shortlisted for the most competitive award on the night: Luxury Packaging Supplier of the Year.
Talbots Group has also been revealed as a finalist in the specialist Jewellery & Accessories category for its transformation of David M. Robinson’s packaging into an elegant butter-yellow collection of boxes and bags. In this category, Talbots Group will go up against Wrapology’s Welcome Pack, created for ADCB Private Bank.
This year’s panel of judges for the third annual Luxury Packaging Awards included packaging developers and specifiers from organisations including Diageo, Jo Malone, Crabtree & Evelyn, Procter & Gamble, Bacardi, Edrington, Hotel Chocolat and Harrods. The winners of the awards will be announced at a luxury ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on September 14.
Managing Director of Talbots Group, Julie Fowler-Drake, said of the announcement: “I am delighted to be shortlisted in not one but two categories at the prestigious Luxury Packaging Awards. We have worked hard as a business to establish ourselves as the leading and forward-thinking supplier of quality packaging, offering a unique design-to-production service to jewellery brands and retailers in the UK and beyond. It is an honour to be judged as one of the best in our industry.”
Established in 1913, Talbots Group has a long history operating from Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, supplying the global jewellery, beauty and fashion trades. Julie Fowler-Drake is the grand-daughter of Talbots’ founder.
Talbots’ clients include Gemporia, QVC and Cash Converters. The business scooped a UK Packaging Award in 2014, and Julie Fowler-Drake was shortlisted for a First Women in Business Award in 2015.