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A global packaging firm based in Colwick has made the shortlist in the Midlands Family Business Awards.

The Wilkins Group, a family business of three generations which has its head office in the village, is hoping for success in the International Trade category.

Sales director, Justin Wilkins, said he was delighted the company had made the shortlist in the awards, which recognise and reward success across ten categories.

He said: “The Wilkins Group has seen massive growth globally over the last decade. Making the shortlist for the Family Business Awards is great recognition of all of the hard work that we have done over the last 54 years. We are keeping our fingers crossed for a win, and it would be a great boost for everyone in the group.”

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For more than ten years, The Wilkins Group, which was founded in 1963 by graphic designer Ken Wilkins and his son Andre, has become integrated overseas with manufacturing hubs covering Eastern Europe, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India and China with the infrastructure to service many surrounding countries.

Today, The Wilkins Group is focused on bringing progression to Sri Lanka and its other offshore sites.

Justin said: “The garment industry has a need to have its packaging well controlled and to a high quality, which is backed up by a highly focused team in the UK to service retailers and customers.”

This year has seen the company invest in a state-of the-art machine for its new Fuse division, to enable it to cater for the luxury packaging market. It has also purchased new machines for its Romania division.

All finalists at the Midlands Family Business Awards are entered into the People’s Choice category, which is decided by a public vote.

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Voting closes on October 31. The winners and highly commended in each category of the awards will be announced at an awards ceremony and dinner at the Derby Velodrome in November.

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