Hortipak has been honoured at the inaugural Stationers’ Innovation Excellence Awards.
A panel of judges led by the master, Tom Hempenstall, met to select finalists from among the 24 companies nominated, supported by broadcaster and business journalist Peter Day and Gerry Flynn of the Technology Strategy Board.
The awards were preceded by the unveiling of the Stationers’ Company research European Digital Media Landscape to 2020 - the Future of Paper & Print 2020.
Ryedale Group, owners of Hortipak, were presented with the Overall Stationers’ 2014 Innovation Excellence Award.
Awards organiser Tony Mash said: "We are delighted to have received such a strong list of nominations for these, our first awards for Innovation Excellence." He said the purpose of the awards was to recognise the key role the Communications and Content sector plays in the UK economy by highlighting outstanding innovation able to generate future growth and prosperity for the industries concerned.
Ryedale Group managing director John Buffoni said: "We are delighted to be recognised as winners by the Stationers' Company, particularly amongst such credible organisations. We delight in using innovation to drive our company forward. We are proud to play our part as the Communications and Content sector continues to evolve to meet the needs of the future".
Competition came from Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems, Moonpig.com, Nampak, Novalia, and many more.