About Us

Meet the Garthwest Family

Miglena – Account Manager

Alan – Factory Manager

Dean – POS Designer

Patrick – Internal Account Manager

Our History

“Founded on traditional family values, technical expertise, and innovation.”

Garthwest is one of the UK’s largest independent corrugated packaging manufacturers based in Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire. Founded in 1964 by James Robert West and Elizabeth Cameron West, Garthwest is a second-generation family business jointly run by the founders’ children.

Initially,  James West created his first corrugated box to supply packaging for the local fishing industry. However, due to the West’s innovative outlook and hard work, the company grew to become one of the leading UK’s independent corrugated packaging manufacturers.


Furthermore, in accordance with the family’s ambitions to develop their business, in 2006, Garthwest established a new division – Garthwest Creative. The division specialises in packaging design and print, brand and product design, in-store sales and marketing materials.

Over the years, here at Garthwest we worked with brands from the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry, produce and pharmaceuticals. Our creative division designed shelf-ready packaging, point of sale display units and promotional print for iconic brands, gaining a great expertise in the field.


Through our innovative design and flexible manufacturing, we built a unique and innovative portfolio of vast product range whilst offering first class service to either SME’s or large enterprises across the UK and worldwide.


In addition, owing to our profound impact on software development and progression of technology in the Humber region, we expanded our expertise into the advancement of virtual reality by co-founding our sister company ViSR, and becoming their official vendor.

We continue to advance and innovate our products and service offering, going beyond the normal realms of conventional packaging.


‘The basis of our success is our customer focused approach, underlined with a robust approach to quality.’

Lindsay West (Managing Director)

Some key facts about Garthwest:

  • Independent family owned business.
  • Head office and main manufacturing site in Hull, East Yorkshire.
  • SEDEX accredited and committed to ethical employment.
  • We manufacture over 1.5 million boxes per week.

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