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Lemonpath takes stand at LBE 2015 - August 2015

Lemonpath are exhbiting at this year’s Leicester Business Event (LBE), held at the Leicester Tigers stadium on 29th October.

LBE, sponsored by the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, is an annual event attracting well over 1000 visitors looking to source new products, services and solutions, and is open to all local and regional companies, regardless of size or turnover.

Paul Price, Commercial Director for Lemonpath comments “This is an excellent opportunity to truly showcase our services, network with fellow professionals, and meet with a variety of prospects and customers over a short time. The event is relaxed and friendly and can produce many new business leads. In this highly technological age business people often overlook the most powerful method of communication - face to face contact.”

The event is free to enter and runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Lemonpath - finalists for Small Business award - July 2015

Out of 12 applicants for the "Leicestershire Small Business of the Year 2015" award, Lemonpath are delighted to have been chosen as one of the three finalists. Next step is a presentation to the judging panel at Leicester University on 28th July, following which the winner will be annouced at the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce 2015 Leicestershire Business Awards Dinner on September 9th. Still a way to go and a lot of work to do but Lemonpath will do it's best to win this prestigious award on behalf of all its loyal and valued staff.

Record-breaking shipment for Lemonpath - June 2015

The world’s joint-largest cargo ship docked at Felixstowe Port on May 27th after her maiden voyage from Shanghai. Built by China Shipping Container Lines and South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries, she measures around 400m long and 73m tall, and her cargo of containers would stretch 116 km if laid end-to-end!
Lemonpath had two large shipments of Sleeping Bags and Storage Boxes on board this record-breaking arrival for one of their major e-commerce and logistics clients. Both consignments, which arrived safely and on time, were off-loaded, customs cleared and delivered to Lemonpath’s main warehouse five days after arrival. Lemonpath’s Logistics division arranged over 250 import shipments from the Far East alone in 2014 along with numerous worldwide airfreight and seafreight import & export movements, full & part trailer loads to and from Europe, and over 70,000 UK and International courier shipments deliveries.

Lemonpath Receives Prestigious Award - May 2015

Leicester based contract packer and logistics provider Lemonpath Ltd has received a prestigious “Christmas Supplier Award” from Wallgreens Boots Alliance. The award was presented at WBA’s first Global Brands European Supplier Conference held in Nottingham in May in appreciation of the company’s excellent and innovative performance for cosmetic and perfumery gift packing Christmas 2014.
Chris Antliff, Lemonpath MD, was delighted to receive the award, on behalf of all the Lemonpath team, stating that it was in recognition of their hard work and commitment all year round. “We've worked closely with Boots for several years as a proactive partner seeking improvement in all aspects of the gift packing process. We’ve worked to reduce gift specification to ensure optimum space usage for transport, re-usable packaging materials to reduce waste and packaging design to speed up the packing process thus increasing efficiencies and reducing costs”.

The futures bright, the futures Lemon! - Apr 2015

Lemonpath, which celebrates 10 years trading in February 2016, has also seen significant growth in other areas of its business, specifically logistics and e-commerce. This has given the company its best ever first quarter in 2015 returning a quarter on quarter growth in sales of over 10%. This looks like being followed by a very good second quarter which, coupled with an already impressive second half year order book, should ensure that 2015 is yet another record year.

Lemonpath Expands Capacity - Apr 2015

Lemonpath has secured a long-term deal to take a further 100,000 sq.ft. site on a 10 year basis to enable the company to continue to expand in line with their current business plans and forecasted growth. The new facility, which will see the overall footprint expand to around 400,000sq.ft., will be available in June just in time for this year’s Christmas gift packing season.

Lemonpath increases staffing - Mar 2015

Lemonpath now employs 40 full-time and at peak around 360 temporary staff. The company has also, in collaboration with a local training supplier, secured Government funding in order to facilitate apprenticeships which will support their general and food gift packing administration teams. Further plans are in place to recruit additional staff from the local community during the summer to enhance and strengthen Lemonpath’s Customer Service facility and Finance department.

Lemonpath on stand K39 Packaging Innovations - Feb 2015

Lemonpath will again be exhibiting at the Packaging Innovations 2015 show at the NEC 25th & 26th February 2015. Situated on stand K39, opposite the BCMPA pavilion, and within the Contract Pack Zone, we are pleased to be part of this prestigious industry event. Whether you’re an existing client or looking for a new contract packing partner, please come and see us, meet the team and discuss you specific requirements.

Lemonpath on show at Love Business - Feb 2015

Lemonpath will exhibiting within the East Midlands Chamber Village, part of the Creative Zone at the Love Business East Midlands 2015 exhibition at The International Exhibition Hall,Donington Park February 12th 2015. At SIX times larger than the 2014 show, Love Business 2015 is going to be the biggest and best FREE business event in the region. Come and visit our stand and meet the team and this exciting event.

Lemonpath secure major Logistics Contract - Apr 2014

Lemonpath have successfully tendered for and secured a three year contract to provide 3PL services to one of the UK's leading High Street retailers. The contract which starts officially in April will mean significant investment in new racking, equipment and an upgrade to the company's LocateIt WMS by Clydebuit solutions. Paul Graham, Logistics Director commented "To win this contract is not only good news for all concerned in the short-term but forms a excellent base for our Logistics division to build upon going forward to 2017 and beyond. There is a lot of work to be done but the investment being made will not only benefit this contract but the company as a whole."

Lemonpath at Contract Pack 2014 - Mar 2014

Lemonpath once again exhibited at the Packaging Innovations show at the NEC 26th & 27th February 2014. Located in prime position next to the BCMPA pavilion at the heart of the dedicated Contract Pack area,the two-day event, which saw a record numbers of visitors, resulted in a significant increase in enquires compared with 2013. Paul Price, Commercial Director for Lemonpath, commented that there had been substantial growth in the number of people visiting the stand and confirmed that Lemonpath had already booked for 2015.

Lemonpath Ltd - 8 years on and going strong! - Feb 2014

Lemonpath Ltd celebrates its 8th anniversary this month. 2013 saw a significant rise in sales during the latter half of the year with the contract packing operation turning in a record breaking performance. Significant new business came in the food and drink gift packing area following successful BRC re-accreditation.
Lemonpath MD, Chris Antliff commented that “This is seen as a key area of growth for 2014 and beyond, resulting in key investment during the first quarter of this year to double the size of our existing facility”.

Lemonpath make history in 'In Business' - Oct 2013

Lemonpath has been featured within the Members' News section of In Business, the monthly business magazine produced by the Derbyshire and Nottingham County Council, known as the DNCC. The article mentions that Lemonpath are the first company to be nominated two years running, and that over Christmas over 300 staff will be employed for various seasonal packing activities.

Lemonpath feature in The Contract Packer - Oct 2013

Lemonpath received a great mention in the October edition of The Contract Packer magazine, where they feature as one of the contenders for Contract Packer of the Year. Their growth in ecommerce fulfilment and ability to source bespoke packaging for clients were cited as some of the reasons for their inclusion on the shortlist for the second time. Read the article online here.

Lemonpath are shortlisted for Contract Packer of the Year - Sept 2013

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Contract Packer of the Year Award for the second year running. Judging was carried out by over 30 industry experts from well know high street companies such as Alliance-Boots, Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and B&Q.

"This is the first time a company has been shortlisted two years in a row! We were disappointed runners-up in 2012 and are really hoping to lift the title this year," said Paul Price, Business Development Director. The awards ceremony, comprising 25 categories in the annual UK Packaging Awards, will take place at the London Hilton, Park Lane in mid-November and members of the management team from Lemonpath will be in attendance.

Visit Lemonpath at Contract Pack 2013, NEC - Feb 2013

Lemonpath are looking forward to exhibiting again at the NEC exhibition 27th-28th February. In addition to our existing range of contract packing services, we are looking to offer clients, old and new, the production of one off mock-up’s or multiple samples onto most packaging substrates. Together with a digital print facility we feel that this will give our customers a flexible service on short to medium run quantities which will allow us to offer a reliable additional service with a fast and efficient turnaround, ideal for market research and consumer trials.

2012 - a record year for Lemonpath - Jan 2013

Celebrating its 7th year of operation, Lemonpath Ltd reported another year of record sales and significant growth in 2012.
The major growth came in the contract packing division due to increased volumes and new business across a range of industry sectors. Key areas were in the food and alcohol gift sector following BRC accreditation last year. Logistics, internet fulfilment and e-commerce activities also increased with over 15,000 orders received, picked, packed and despatched direct to consumers in the three weeks running up to Christmas alone!

Lemonpath attend UK Packaging Awards - November 2012

The entire management team attended the UK Packaging Awards at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane on 8th November where we were finalists in the Contract Packer of the Year category. Unfortunately we did not win the award but being shortlisted has already generated new business enquiries for 2013.
There was one Lemonpath winner on the night, however; Richard Watson, Director of Contract Packing, discovered that he had the “Golden ticket” which won him a brand new iPad. Richard was unsurprisingly delighted with his early Christmas present!

Lemonpath exhibit at Packaging Innovations, London - October 2012

For the third year running, Lemonpath exhibited in the Contract Pack section of the London based Packaging Innovations show held at The Business Design Centre, Islington. MD Chris Antliff and Business Development Director Paul Price, who manned the stand for the two day event, said attendance and interest were up considerably on 2011 which generated more enquiries and new business than had been expected.

Lemonpath achieves BRC standard - September 2012

We are delighted to announce that we have attained the required standard and have been awarded BRC accreditation for our clean room and food packaging unit at the head office site in Leicester. The final audit took place on 4th September and the certification covers contract packing and storage of food and non-food items, and the collation of sampling kits under the catagories of ambient food, consumer products and packaging materials.

Lemonpath shortlisted for Contract Packer of the Year - August 2012

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for Contract Packer of the Year 2012! The awards ceremony will be held at the London Hilton, Park Lane on 14th November and all the management team will be in attendance.
The Contract Packer of the Year is one of 25 categories in the annual UK Packaging Awards and judging, which took place in July, was carried out by 30 industry experts from a range of well know high street companies such as Alliance-Boots, Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and B&Q.

Lemonpath Goes Narrow Aisle - April 2012

As part of our continual improvement policy, narrow aisle racking is being rolled out across our head office site in Leicester. In April phase 1 saw 40,000 sq ft transformed, increasing pallet spaces by 50%. This conversion was supported by the introduction of three new Bendi-trucks, with more to follow as the project continues throughout 2012 /13.

Lemonpath on show at NEC - February 2012

We exhibited once again at Packaging Innovations 2012. Visitor numbers to the stand were up considerably on 2011, and the great deal of interest received in our contract packing division has resulted in significant new business. We also exhibit at the sister show which is held at Islington each October and see participation at these events as an integral part of the company’s continued growth.

New website goes live! - February 2012

We are very proud to have our new website live and online, after extensive devlopment over the last few months, and just in time for the Contract Pack show at the NEC. The site now presents more information on each area of contract packing, logistics and fulfilment, which we hope to expand even further in the near future. We hope you like it - please let us know what you think!

2011 brings record sales - December 2011

The secret of Lemonpath's success? Nothing is too much trouble! High service levels are maintained throughout. This is reflected in the number of high profile companies who regularly use our services, says Chris Antliff, MD: everything is achievable offering total logistical solutions in contract packing, storage, fulfilment and distribution.

Lemonpath expands its expertise - November 2011

Paul Graham has been recently appointed as Director of Logistics. Paul has great experience and valuable expertise within the logistics industry. Lemonpath are happy to have him on board.

Lemonpath beefs up (from: ContractPacking - November 2011)

Lemonpath is restructuring with new personnel, additional space and expanded services. The contract packer employs around 30 permanent staff and, at peak times, up to 350 temporary staff, and now occupies in excess of 300,000 sq ft of warehousing space, offering storage, contract packing, pick/pack and UK/European distribution.

Lemonpath exhibits at Contract Pack - October 2011

Lemonpath renewed some old acquaintances and made some useful new contacts at the easyFairs Contract Pack exhibition, in London at the Business Design Centre. The stand design also received a good response, being visible and accessible from both sides, with bold graphics that caught the eye.

New fleet of forklifts arrive - September 2011

Lemonpath has invested in eight new forklift trucks to cope with extra demand following new business success. The first four were delivered on September 2, with the remainder being delivered later in this month.

Lemonpath join DNCC - September 2011

Lemonpath is now a member of the Derbyshire Chamber of Commerce and looks forward to building some good new contacts.

Paul Price joins Lemonpath - September 2011

The company has appointed Paul Price as business development director, who brings with him over 35 years’ experience in the areas of end-to-end logistics and international trade.