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The Three
Pillar Awards

We introduced the ‘three pillars’ system to Duraweld in 2009, and since then it has brought about significant changes in how we operate and how we serve our customers.

The three pillars upon which we build our business are:

  • Simple efficient operations
  • Excellent people
  • Outstanding customer service
Sylwia Leissner
2019
Craig McGowan
2018
Julie Cunningham
2017
Lisa Fullerton
2016
Lee Embleton
2015
Lee Embleton
2019
Amy Spivey
2018
Andy Gill
2017
Carly Webb
2016
Joanna Soltysik
2015
Lee Buckham
2019
John Banner
2018
Lee Buckham
2017
Kevin Creelman
2016
Barry Grieveson
2015

Our Brand Values

We create products that bring our customers’ brands to life, providing impact, durability and value.
We manufacture bespoke stationery and packaging solutions - such as folders, binders, sample books, presentation boxes. If it doesn’t exist, we’ll design and make it!
We work with our customers, sharing our 60 years’ experience, to achieve their goals with professional and effective solutions.
We pride ourselves on our one team ethos and open and honest approach, which allows us to deliver outstanding customer service.
We believe in minimising our environmental impact and continually look for greener solutions.

Charities we support

Our History

Launched in 1959, Duraweld was initially run as a partnership by Mr Thackray and Mr Durak. Duraweld is a combination of their name and the high frequency welding technique they used to weld their plastic products, which in those days were predominantly plastic book covers for libraries and sleeves for telephone books.

In 1970, young entrepreneur Richard Senior, who had a similar company in Essex, called Mac Plastics, met with Mr Thackray and decided to merge their companies to create Duraweld Limited. The company continued to grow through acquisition, and in 1985 a purpose built factory was constructed on Salter Road, along with a warehouse.

At the time Duraweld worked on many mass market projects. However, Duraweld could see that this work would eventually disappear to China. Duraweld pulled away from this market and begin a successful strategic move into niche sectors, including fully customised products for smaller quantities.

In March 2010, the company underwent a management buy out and Hannah Senior, the former Sales & Marketing Director (and also Richard's daughter), now owns the company jointly with Mark Yeung, the former Finance Manager. Under the new leadership, the same entrepreneurial spirit of the business persists with industry awards for the Build Your Own internet service and two consecutive placements in the Sunday Times Top Green Companies listings. The company employs over 50 staff, and leads the industry in the supply of innovative, customised plastic stationery products to clients across the UK.

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