About Us

Established in 1986 Advanced Protective Packaging is very proud to be a family run business. Initially set up in Manchester, Brian Garsden was the founder and whilst still actively involved, the day to day running of the business has been taken over by son in-law Mark Hollingsworth. He is supported in his role by a long serving experienced team, some of whom have been there over 20years, including Brian’ nephew who has over 20 years’ experience within the business.

Advanced originally offered only polystyrene packaging however the company responded to customer needs and developed it's expertise in many other materials including foams and cartons.

In 1999 PK Sanders, a company based in Southend was acquired, we had worked with the company for some time, and felt they were a fantastic fit to offer the same wide range of protection as Manchester. Our Southend branch was acquired with a very experienced Team many of which are still with us today.

The business has continued to develop and can now offer an extensive range of products such as Nomafoam, Zotefoam and extruded polystyrene, not to mention Cartons. We are proud to be able to offer the complete Protective Packaging Solution.

We believe that our continued success is due to a desire to provide the best solution to our customer’s protective packaging needs and our willingness to exceed our customer’s expectations of service. Constantly evolving to work uniquely with our customers very specific requirements.