McLaren Packaging sponsors Excellence in Branding category at the first Scottish Gin Awards

Award-winning drinks packaging company McLaren Packaging is sponsoring the Excellence in Branding category at the first Scottish Gin Awards.

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A new annual business event established to celebrate innovation and excellence in gin distilling in Scotland, the Scottish Gin Awards is held in partnership with The Scottish Gin Society.

Scotland produces over 70% of the gin consumed in the UK and in a recent study by Mintel it was predicted that UK gin sales will top £1.3bn by 2020.

Michael McLaren, Sales & Marketing Director, McLaren Packaging, said: “As part of our growth strategy to service the packaging requirements of the drinks industry, and the spirits industry in Scotland in particular, we’re delighted to sponsor the Excellence in Branding category at the inaugural Scottish Gin Awards to help raise awareness of our innovative, luxury drinks packaging solutions within the rapidly growing gin sector.

“Packaging plays a vital role the overall branding strategy for drinks products and, as such, we’re delighted to support these new awards which celebrate and acknowledge the success story of Scottish gin and the key contribution that branding has made towards the remarkable success of this burgeoning industry.”

The first Scottish Gin Awards take place on Thursday 14 September 2017 in Glasgow.


For further information please contact Michael McLaren on 01475 745246

Issued on behalf of McLaren Packaging by Liquorice Media tel 0187 738 2961

Date: 6 September 2017

Notes to Editors

• Established in 1979 as an independent supplier of corrugated cases to the drinks industry, McLaren Packaging has since grown to record annual sales of over £16 million across a comprehensive range of paper-based packaging products.

• Employing over 100 people and operating across three facilities totalling 150,000 sq ft in Port Glasgow, the family-run firm supplies small, independent operators through to large multi-national organisations.

• McLaren’s core business is the supply of composite tubes, corrugate cases and divisions to the drinks industry. In 2013, it acquired Stirling-based Blue Box Design; a specialist in the design and manufacture of bespoke presentation boxes, primarily for the UK food and drink sector.

• From high-quality flexographic printing to award-winning shaped composite tubes, McLaren Packaging leads on innovation, quality and service.