Our History

Here at Kendon Packaging, our decades of experience have helped us to become one of the UK’s leading packaging companies, specialising in everything from cardboard boxes to bubble wrap.


Our company was founded in 1932 by L.A Kendon Esq. as a London-based supplier of rope and twine. Since then, the Kendon family has steered the company through several expansions, new premises and a vast diversification in terms of the products we manufacture and sell.


The UK packaging sector has evolved massively since the early days of Kendon Rope and Twine, and we’ve evolved with it. Our expansion began in the 1970s with a number of acquisitions of smaller companies - but it was the 1980s that really saw rapid growth, with the purchase of operating sites in the Midlands and the North - in Sheffield, Nottingham and Ossett, West Yorkshire.


The 1990s were also an exciting time for Kendon, as we cemented our status as one of the UK’s premier packaging manufacturers by acquiring Ingham Paper and Packaging - who are leading converters and importers of food grade packaging papers including Multibake, Craftbake and Topbake silicone vegetable parchment.


After the turn of the millennium, Kendon Packaging Group expanded further into the paper products sector, with the acquisition of Manchester-based Harver Packaging and T.Y Nuttall, which manufactures all kinds of paper packaging - bolstering our portfolio of available services.


This was only the start of our millennial expansion, as we acquired Portland Polybags in 2005. Based in Nottingham, this company is a specialist in bespoke HDPE, LDPE, paper products, cotton bags, and non-woven polyprop bags, and has been recognised and respected in the UK market since 1973.


In May 2008, however, we adapted to focus on our biggest challenge yet - a large scale relocation from our previous premises at the Bow Paper Works in Stratford to Enfield. The reason? Making way for the London 2012 Olympic Park. While this may have caused initial problems, our relocation to purpose-built facilities in the Innova Business Park in Enfield meant a closer proximity to the M25, which has been a massive benefit to our operational capability, and allows for further expansion in the future.