Posted December, 2014

Challenge Packaging, the South East’s pre-eminent independent designer and producer of cardboard packaging, has picked up two major accolades in the 2014 Uckfield Business Awards Competition.

Managing Director Simon Allen was voted ‘Business Person of the Year’ while the company was declared ‘National/International Business of the Year’ in a competition which attracted around 90 entrants for the fifteen category prizes.

Simon Allen, whose fellow director and business partner Colin Prior collected the prizes at the awards ceremony at the East Sussex National Hotel on November 6, commented: “It’s always nice to be recognised for personal achievement, but it is especially satisfying for the people you work with to know that they are working for a successful company. It’s recognition of all their hard work and it means a lot to know that their efforts have not gone unnoticed.”

Based in Uckfield, Challenge employs over 60 staff and has an annual turnover of over £9 million. The company, which was established in 1984, supplies bespoke packaging products to customers in a wide variety of industries, including the food, electrical, mail order, removals, online retailing and Ecommerce sectors.


  • “Challenge have been exceptional in streamlining all our packaging requirements… one of our success stories!”

    Materials Controller


  • “I am pleased to advise that Challenge Packaging remains firmly our preferred supplier of choice for our packaging needs”

    Group Operations Director


  • “Challenge have been working with us for the past 2 years, they are our preferred supplier, consistently delivering to our high demands”

    Operations Director


  • “Challenge Packaging have not only helped reduce the amount of packaging that we need but also helped us reduce our overall packaging expenditure with their expertise”

    Operations Manager