Nelsons for Cartons & Packaging Ltd, one of the Midlands’ leading packaging box suppliers, is a family business based in Thurmaston, Leicestershire.
Now a multi-million pound business, Nelsons designs and supplies bespoke boxes and packaging, both printed and plain, to customers throughout the UK.
The company’s speciality is food packaging, for which it supplies boxes alongside an extensive range of foils and pet containers.
The Nelsons company logo, a distinctive ship in a circle, is not only obvious on the company lorries, but it can also be seen on many sporting occasions. Nelsons sponsor a rugby team, a cycle race team, a hockey team and even a Scum Ball Rally car. In keeping with this high profile, all of the Nelsons vehicles carry ‘BOX’ registration plates, which attract a lot of attention.
Managing Director Gary Mason says he can’t take credit for the themed number plate idea, as the previous MD, Mr. Paul Coleman, introduced that particular innovation.
The private registrations on the business fleet include 24 BOX, BOX 8V, X24 BOX, 410 BOX, M8 BOX, S44 BOX, V44 BOX, L3 BOX . . . You get the idea !
“I have just purchased MR04 BOX and MR54 BOX which will go onto my car and onto my wife’s car,” says Gary.
“I suspect they will raise a few smiles parked side by side in the Nelsons car park!”