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A company which supports some of the UK’s biggest names in retail is set to treble the size of its Barnsley operation.

My Pack Company provides contract packing, warehousing, fulfilment and sourcing services for the country’s top retailers, including Marks and Spencer and Paperchase.

The company is moving from its 3,500 sq ft base at Redbrook Business Park in Barnsley to a 40,000 sq ft unit at Dodworth.

My Pack Company is in its fourth year of trading and director Alex Miller says the move will allow the company to grow and offer additional warehousing and fulfilment services to customers.

Alex said:

“We will be based alongside A Davies Transport which is a haulage company and there’s a great synergy between the two companies.

“At present we also have an operation in Oxfordshire but we’re bringing everything under one roof in Barnsley, which will further increase our capacity and efficiency.”

My Pack Company has been receiving support from Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre (BBIC) through the Enterprising Barnsley programme with funding assistance from Barnsley Council.

BBIC has helped My Pack Company access IT and website support.

Alex added:

“Our website was out of date but with help from BBIC we’ve now got a new website which really explains the ways in which we help UK retailers and publishers through the wide range of services we provide.”

My Pack employs seven full time staff and around 30 seasonal staff.

Alex also attributes My Pack’s growth to an increased demand in the charity cards market.

He said:

“We offer a very reliable service and a quick turnaround and the greetings cards sector is now accounting for about 70 per cent of our business.”

“We also frequently win business from the UK’s largest companies because we take compliance very seriously.

“We are accredited by the Ethical Trade Initiative and we are members of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX) which is a not for profit membership organisation dedicated to improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains.

“We understand that modern supply chains are complex and vast and it’s critically important our clients have great trust in us.”

Kevin Steel, business development manager at Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre (BBIC) which is managing the programme, said:

“The growth at My Pack Company has been nothing short of remarkable. The support offered by BBIC through the Enterprising Barnsley programme has enabled My Pack Company to improve its marketing and communicate its range of services to a wider audience.

“Part of our role is to introduce businesses and facilitate business relationships. I introduced MyPack to A Davies Transport and the relationship is already looking promising.

“The opportunity for further growth is very evident and this is a tremendously exciting time for the business.”

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