Food and Drink TechHUB - Packaging Clinic

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The Food and Drink TechHUB Business Support Service are delivering a second packaging clinic for Highland council area businesses working in the food and drink sector where you will be able to receive bespoke advice from our panel of packaging experts. The virtual clinic offers individual 20-minute, one-to-one sessions with our team of specialist consultants.

You will receive free tailored packaging advice that will benefit your business. We can offer bespoke advice in any of the following areas.

  • What is the best packaging for your product?
  • What is the best packaging for your product?
  • Recycled and biodegradable packaging and how best to recycle your packaging.
  • Deposit Returns Scheme (DRS)
  • Environmental Packaging Considerations
  • Packaging design, labelling and how this influences consumer behaviour.

The panel will be hosted by Alistair Trail, Food and Drink TechHUB Project Manager and will consist of:

  • Tim Baldwin, Sustainable Certificates Group has 15 years experience of engineering design, process installation management and project management in the packaging industry and 10 years’ at BPTA supporting developments in the plastics processing industry. He has expertise in plastic packaging and plastic recycling.
  • Donald Beaton, Packaging Technologist at Celnor Eco Packaging Ltd. Donald has expertise in food and drink packaging and understanding the best packaging solutions for your business. He has expertise in applications of plastic-free, compostable packaging biomaterial for the food and drink industry.
  • Luisa Riascos, SAC Consulting has expertise in Life Cycle assessment and the environmental impact and alternatives to plastic packaging in the food and drink sector.
  • Kerry Hammond, SAC Consulting has over 18 years’ experience working in the commercial food and drink industry. Kerry leads on brand design and development, and has expertise in packaging design, labelling and how this influences the consumer.

There are only 6 sessions available so please register early to avoid disappointment. The registration process includes questions about your business and packaging issues so please provide as much information as you can so the panel can carry out research before the meeting.