Alison Handling is proud to announce that they have been shortlisted in the Family Business of the Year category for the prestigious North West Business Masters 2021 Awards. Last year the Family Business of the Year went to Abbey England in Cheshire.The annual award ceremony is a leading event in the North West business calendar, recognising and rewarding the achievements of companies across the North West of England. This year is particularly important because of the huge challenges and disruption caused by the pandemic, which have forced all businesses to be agile, innovative, resili..
Alison Handling is proud to announce that following the latest round of judging, that they have made it through to the final of the BIBAs 2021 in the small business category.  The BIBAs is a celebration of some of the most exciting companies and entrepreneurs based in Lancashire, showcasing their success stories, and highlighting Lancashire’s position as a world-class business community. The BIBAs is Lancashire’s most prestigious and longest running business awards programme and is run by the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Since 2008, thousands of entrepreneurs..
Alison Handling Named Small Business of the Year 2020
Alison Handling has been named Small Business of the Year at the Business Masters Awards 2020. The Business Masters Awards is an annual event designed to celebrate business innovation and achievement across the North West. The awards were marked with a ceremony at the Hilton Deansgate hotel, Manchester on 5th March. Alison Handling Services Ltd is located in Kirkham,Lancashire, and specialises in supplying recyclable plastic storage solutions for use across all sectors. The firm was among six nominees for the prestigious Small Business of the Year accolade. Nominees f..
Christmas Opening Times and Delivery Information
On behalf of all at Alison Handling, we would like to wish all of our customers a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.Closed for Christmas – 24th December 2019 at 14:00 Re-open – 2nd January 2020 at 08:00 UK – Last day to order for economy delivery before Christmas = Friday 20th December UK – Last day to order for next day delivery before Christmas = Monday 23rd December UK – Last day to order for delivery on 27th December = Tuesday 24th December at 12:00 (noon) Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland - Last day to order for delivery before Christma..
Venturefest Innovation Winners 2019
Alison Handling Launches New A-Link DollyWe are delighted to introduce our innovative new product –the A-Link Dolly. Designed to reduce the requirement for cage trolleys and less efficient storage systems, our A-Link Dolly features a specialist design that has spent over a year in development.Alison Handling worked in tandem with major retailers during the product’s development stage, using our unrivalled industry experience to achieve an outstanding real-world warehousing solution.Award-Winning Product DesignAs a result of this project, Alison Handling was crowned winner of the Most Innovativ..
Venturefest Finalists 2019!!
ALISON HANDLING REACH FINALS OF THE VENTUREFEST NORTH WEST INNOVATION SHOWCASE Lancashire-based Alison Handling has reached the finals of this year’s Venturefest North West Innovation Showcase competition.The Innovation showcase targets small to medium-sized businesses who have launched a new product, service or digital innovation in four categories.  Alison Handling has been recognised for the launch of its new A-Link Dolly which is a rack to shelf solution, cutting the need for cage trolleys, and inefficient storage systems in the Product Innovation category.Having alread..
New Product Launch!!
The new A-Link Dolly is a rack to shelf solution, cutting the need for cage trolleys, and inefficient storage systems. It will potentially cut staff handling times between the warehouse and the store by approx. 46%.Glenn Broomfield, managing director of Alison Handling said: “Up until now there hasn’t been an interlinking dolly system designed with all these key features to accommodate these types of storage boxes, which means products are usually stacked inefficiently into a caged trolley to transport from the warehouse into the store. This method is more labour intensive and means that less ..
MP Mark Menzies visit
Alison Handling played host to MP Mark Menzies who heard how the company has grown from a four-person operation to Europe’s largest independent supplier of plastic boxes.The MP for Fylde visited the Kirkham company, currently 30 years in business, to learn of its recent domestic and international successes.Mr Menzies took a tour of the firm’s extensive two-acre site and two warehouses and asked questions about how Alison had grown to an employer of 20 staff exporting products throughout Europe.Alison Handling managing director Glenn Broomfield was also able to share details of the compa..
Alison unveils new UK made bread basket dolly
Alison’s new bread basket dolly is just one example of how the company is giving UK bakers greater flexibility and responsiveness in the way they order their packaging products.Alison Handling Services (AHS), Europe’s largest stockist of plastic containers and boxes, has introduced a new bread basket dolly designed for standard (762 x 508 x 216mm) 12-loaf stack nests. Capable of holding up to eight nests and available in grey or purple (to match Alison’s distinctive trays and baskets), the dolly has been designed with availability in mind.“We do an enormous amount of work with UK bakers,” says..
For many people, the idea of working with family members has a negative stigma. They imagine scenes of siblings squabbling in meetings and partners bickering at the water cooler. But these needn’t be the case! Alison Dearden, who has worked alongside her parents at Alison Handling for over 25 years, knows just how well it can work: "As family businesses like Alison Handling have proven all over the world, running a company with relatives can be one of the most productive ways of working thanks to an underlying trust and mutual respect." "The strong sense of community in a family business i..
New Range of Saeplast Boxes
The Sæplast 405  and 705 litre Depuration and Wet Storage Containers are constructed from double-walled food-grade polyethylene filled with polyurethane, are the only insulated containers of their kind on the market today. They are suitable for the storage and purification of live mussels, oysters, clams and other shellfish.The tub’s design ensures that an even flow of water is maintained through it, resulting in the optimum oxygenation of each individual shellfish. It also includes a number of technical features including an integrated grid waste separator and water circulat..
Pudsey Boxes
Alison Handling are selling exclusive Pudsey Boxes for Children in Need 2017 Our yellow lidded box 600 x 400 x 306mm is priced at £15 each delivered.See more at or buy your box @  (Alison Handling)..
Five ways to master your warehouse storage
Alison Handling is Europe’s largest independent stockist of plastic storage boxes, pallets and totes. Established in 1988, the company supplies some of the UK’s largest businesses, including major supermarket chains and department stores.Here, director Alison Dearden shares her top tips for getting the best value from your warehouse space and stacking solutions.1 Make the most of the space you’ve already gotMost businesses can reclaim valuable space by making more efficient use of what’s already there. This can mean rearranging the floorplan, but also making the most of vertical space by intro..
Acquisiton of GW Containers
  LEADING RETURNABLE PACKAGING COMPANY, PPS, GROWS BUSINESS WITH ACQUISITON OF GW CONTAINERS   PPS, a leading supplier of returnable packaging services, is delighted to announce that GW Containers, the UK's specialist in plastic fish boxes and insulated containers, has joined the group. GW Containers is the sole UK distributor for the market leading Sæplast insulated containers and the RPC Promens fish box range. GW Containers in partnership with Sæplast and RPC Promens is the UK's leading supplier to the fishing industry and animal by-products industry ..
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