Showcasing the future of innovative packaging

ThePackHub is proud to announce the bring to you our inaugural Packaging Startup Awards 2023, designed to celebrate and promote groundbreaking packaging innovations from startups around the world.

STOP PRESS: Winners announced

ThePackHub’s inaugural Packaging Startup Awards, sponsored by Ocado, culminated in a much-anticipated awards ceremony during London Packaging Week on Friday, 22nd September.

A distinguished panel of 15 judges, comprising brand owners and retailers with lots of packaging industry expertise, rigorously evaluated the submissions. This year’s competition attracted an impressive 94 entries from around the globe, spread across six categories.

Paul Jenkins, Managing Director of ThePackHub, and Laura Fernandez, Senior Packaging Sustainability Manager at Ocado Retail, had the honour of announcing the winners.

The packaging startups that took home the awards have each set a high bar in innovation, sustainability, and creative design. We are delighted to shine a spotlight on their commendable accomplishments. And now, without further delay, let us unveil and celebrate this year’s distinguished winners.

Alternative Materials  - Releaf Paper

Connected Packaging -  Konvoy

Increased Functionality - Choose Planet A (The Good Cup)

Online -   Bulkify LImited (Moree)

Refill & Reuse - Dizzie

Waste Reduction - ecomlr

We will be featuring each winner in more detail soon.


Our distinguished judging panel are all members of ThePackHub's Innovation Zone platform, ensuring they are not only current with the latest packaging trends but also expertly skilled in identifying the best innovative solutions within the packaging industry.

Alison Nyman
Principal, Global Packaging Innovation & Strategy
Andrea Bordini
Packaging Innovation and Graphic Design Director
Charlotte Trewin
Packaging Development
Muller Dairy
Jennifer Shrout
R&D Packaging Engineer
Molson Coors
Joe Kim
Director, Global Innovation
Glanbia Performance Nutrition
Jon Wriglesworth
Head of Packaging Innovation - R&D
Premier Foods
Keenan Thompson
Global Director of Innovation – Operations
Philip Morris International
Laura Fernandez
Senior Packaging Sustainability Manager
Natasha Bamford
Head of Packaging
Fox's Burton's Companies
Nikki Grainge
Packaging Development Manager
Olumide Ojo-Oratokhai
Technical Insights Research
Lavazza Professional
Steve Pizer
Head of Packaging Strategy and Innovation
Stuart Mills
Packaging Innovation Manager
Samworth Brothers
William Guest
Sustainable Packaging Manager
Zoë Wragg
Global Sustainability Compliance Manager
Imperial Brands