Founded in 1981 by David Hardman, 71, and Charles Ingham, 67, this Preston company produces laminates for the packing industry and also manufactures cardboard from recycled paper. It converts most of the cardboard on site into tubes, edge protectors and sheets, while the rest is supplied to industries such as food and drink. Demand from Europe and the Middle East helped exports grow to £2m in 2015.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank156
CompanyPreston Board & Packaging
ActivityPaper product manufacturer
LocationPreston
2-yr av intl sales growth pa26.73%
International sales £000s1,953
Total sales £000s26,461
Staff156
Founded1981
Websitewww.prestonboard.co.uk

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