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About Us

Leyland Packaging is a family-run packaging supplier, based in Northampton. Established over 35 years ago, we offer a professional, efficient and friendly service. Our continued success is due to our flexibility in providing our customers with a wide range of quality standard and custom-made packaging products at competitive market rates.

Our History

Founded in 1988, Leyland Packaging started in local premises above a corner shop in Northampton. John Bates, the founder, delivered orders to his customers across Northamptonshire in person and many of those first customers are still loyal customers today.

We remain a family-run, independent packaging supplier based in Northamptonshire, with John’s son, Mark Bates, now our Managing Director. With over 35 years in business, we have continued to grow and adapt without diluting the values we hold as a company.

Our mission is to continue to be a leading independent packaging company delivering innovative packaging solutions for all new and existing businesses.

Our Values

Small enough to care, big enough to deliver.

As a local independent packaging supplier, we pride ourselves on delivering a personal and efficient service, providing quality packaging solutions while maintaining and building long-standing relationships with our suppliers and customers.

At Leyland, we have a dedicated team with long service, reflecting the positive culture of the business. This consistency has helped us build solid relationships with customers and suppliers as well as each other.

We strive to achieve an efficient delivery service. We understand the importance of reliability in the supply chain, ensuring customers can distribute their goods on time. We put these values at the forefront of our services whilst providing our packaging solutions at a competitive price.

As a business we are committed to sustainability and reducing waste. Our team are continuously looking for the latest products with tangible environmental benefits to offer our customers the widest range of options for their packaging. We understand our customers have different environmental goals and our expert team are on-hand to offer the most suitable packaging and offer guidance on the different environmental benefits of products available.


Our knowledgeable team are on hand to provide friendly and reliable support. We can offer informed advice to customers seeking the right packaging solution for their business. We draw upon our team’s wide-ranging expertise to find our customers a best-fit solution. With Leyland’s Packaging Review, our team will evaluate all stages of the packaging process to offer recommendations bespoke to the individual business requirements. With all our years of experience, we are confident we can provide you with the support you need.

Our Team

Our people are the driving force behind our quality products and professional, friendly service. All our office, warehouse and transport staff work tirelessly to deliver the right product, at the right price, in the right timescales. With their significant length of service, our team have years of experience in the industry and are happy to share their knowledge to help you fulfil your packing requirements.