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The Mill has manufactured cardboard for well over 100 years throughout various ownerships. The Mill was acquired by Preston Board and Packaging in 1994 under the directorship of David Hardman and Charles Ingham, and in this time the business has seen a dramatic surge in technological development, production techniques and product quality improvements; bringing us to our position at the forefront of UK solid board manufacturing and for cardboard supplies distribution.

The plant is situated near Stockport in the heart of the UK and lies only minutes from the M60, allowing us quick and easy access to the UK transport infrastructure. Although Romiley Board serve the UK market predominantly, we also export goods to Eire, Belgium, Holland, France and The Middle East and are constantly striving to develop new and diverse markets for our cardboard supplies products, as leading cardboard manufacturers in the UK.

Our workforce of over 100 long-standing, specialist, experienced and dedicated individuals are committed to constantly improving our offering, to service the requirements of the constantly evolving modern market place.

The 22 acre site at Romiley is also home to our 3 Converting Divisions, where we take our basic recycled raw material and convert into a wide range of secondary products. The largest of these is our Cardboard Core and Tube Division producing spiral wound, convolute and re-cut cores. This divisions varied range of equipment allows us to manufacture and supply an almost unrivalled and diverse range of cores to the market place.

Our Sheeted Board Division manufacture an enormous range of sheet dimensions and thickness used in such fields as food, building, packaging, drinks and furniture industries.  Thirdly our Edge Protection Division manufactures a varied range of Angle Board and is at the forefront of product protection in the form of Edge and Corner Guarding.

Our dedicated Management and Sales support team collectively have a wealth of industry knowledge and are always available and willing to help with any enquiries you may have regarding our cardboard supplies and related products. Please feel free to contact us by phone, fax or email.

Preston Board and Packaging

Setting up business

Preston Board & Packaging Ltd was founded in 1981 by its current owners David Hardman and Charles Ingham. The Company started with one laminator and auxiliary equipment, primarily manufacturing laminated and lined chipboards for the packaging and bedding industries.

Our auxiliary equipment offers the facility to guillotine trim, round corner, slot and platen cut many of the qualities we manufacture.

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In 1986, a second laminator was built enabling the company to substantially increase its output and range of products. Our current range of products now includes Display Boards, Foil and Polyester lined chipboards in a variety of colours and embossed designs, one and two sided White Lined Chipboard, specialist coloured and embossed design papers on chipboard, one and two sided Kraft Lined Chipboards, and Laminated Unlined Chipboards.

In 1994, the group purchased Romiley Board Mill in Romiley, Cheshire, which was a primary supplier of unlined chipboard to the laminating factory at Preston.

Guillotine trim

The Preston Board & Packaging Ltd, Group now manufactures and sells in the region of 65000 tonnes of paperboard per annum, covering many paperboard grades used in the industry today.

Another new laminating machine was installed and commissioned in the company’s Preston factory increasing the group’s potential to 80,000 tonnes per annum of assorted products.


As part of the group’s continual environmental improvement programmes both Preston Board & Packaging and Romiley Board Mill achieved Forest Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody certification in early 2011 underlining the group’s committed to sourcing of paper from well managed forests with good conservation and human rights practices.

We are committed to offering our customers, the highest quality product, at a competitive price, at the right time. Technical assistance is always available from our experienced sales and technical personnel.

Laminated unlined chip
White lined chip
Kraft lined chip
Embossed fern and paper lined chip
Poly coated chip
Display board

To discuss your requirements in further detail please contact the dedicated sales team at Preston Board and Packaging on 01772 254187

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