A Blackburn company is hoping that success in the East Lancashire Hospice’s 2018 Corporate Challenge is already signed, sealed and delivered!
Heritage Envelopes was the last business to join this year’s challenge but is hoping to be hard to lick and first past the post.
The company, which employs 135 people, was founded almost 31 years ago in Horwich and later moved to Blackburn where it is based in Davyfield Road. Now owned by German-based parent company Mayer Kuvert, Heritage amazingly manufactures between 40 and 50 million envelopes a week with an annual turnover of over two billion envelopes.
The envelopes Heritage produce are mainly office products and transactional mailing wallets. The company is run by chief executive Mark Sears and it was after Mark’s father-in-law Vincent Kelly was diagnosed with a terminal illness and was cared for at the hospice that he decided that Heritage Envelopes would join the corporate challenge.
Director of commercial operations Daniel Bolton said: “Mark recognised the fantastic services that the hospice offers. He had already been made aware of the hospice’s funding needs by his friend Peter Street at Cardboard Box Company and so decided that Heritage would make a contribution by joining the challenge.”
Award-winning Heritage Envelopes, which already supplies envelopes to the hospice free of charge, recently won the FTA (Flexographic Technical Association) Sustainability Award in the USA their box-free packaging solution (PackMail) that reduces cardboard waste by over 65%.
Heritage hopes most of the workforce will take part in the challenge and have added spice to the competition by creating teams within the business who will compete against each other before eventually pooling their cash together.
Daniel said: “From the apprentices to the directors everyone will be competing to be the best team within the factory and hopefully that might push us on to being if not the winning company certainly one of the top companies in the challenge.
“We also aim to get a lot of our suppliers involved by donating raffle prizes and the tickets will be sold by various members of staff to their family and friends to raise awareness for the hospice.”