about us

AT FIRST CIRCLE PACKAGING, WE CREATE INNOVATIVE, LIGHTWEIGHT, DURABLE AND SUSTAINABLE PLASTIC PACKAGING SOLUTIONS.

Proactive Plastic Solutions

We create the highest quality rigid plastic packaging solutions for a range of specialist industries including dairy, home care, personal care, auto care and beyond.

Innovation Through Expertise

Our passion for innovation and unrivalled expertise, allows us to tackle the hardest challenges and create high quality, pioneering solutions that deliver against our clients’ requirements.

End-to-end Customer Support

From initial brief, through to design, implementation, production and delivery, we build long-term and successful partnerships with our clients, and are dedicated to providing the highest quality and most proactive service.

Leading Sustainability Solutions

We recognise our role in providing products and services that deliver minimal impact on the environment and consumers and are committed to light-weighting our products to provide greener packaging for all of our clients.

history

FORMERLY OPERATING AS NAMPAK PLASTICS EUROPE LTD, WE HAVE OVER 25 YEARS’ INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE, ACROSS A WIDE RANGE OF INDUSTRIES.

WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON OUR DEEP-ROOTED PLASTIC PACKAGING EXPERTISE.

OUR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE IS BROUGHT TO LIFE THROUGH OUR LONG AND PROUD HISTORY.

1999

Nampak merge Plysu and Blowmocan to form Nampak Plastics Europe Ltd

2000

Nampak establishes an in-plant operation at Oakthorpe, Enfield

2007

Nampak achieves a world first in introducing rHDPE to the dairy industry in its HDPE bottles

2010

Nampak builds a new in-plant operation in Pennybridge, Northern Ireland

2012

Nampak introduces light-weighting into the dairy industry, creating a paradigm shift in the marketplace

2013

Nampak trialled, tested and supplied the world’s first four-pint milk bottle containing 30% recycled material

2014

Nampak’s lightweight bottle is manufactured under licensing in Australia and New Zealand

2016

Nampak opens its first in-plant operation in Ballitore, Ireland

2019

Nampak opens an operation in Livingston, Scotland

2020

Nampak rebrand as First Circle Packaging Ltd

meet the team

FIRST CIRCLE PACKAGING WORKS WITH CUSTOMERS TO UNDERSTAND THEIR NEEDS AND OFFER A UNIQUE PRODUCT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICE.

chris phelan

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Chris is a veteran of the plastics industry, having gained over 30 years’ experience since obtaining his technical degree in digital and power electronics and his MBA from Washington State University. Outside of work, Chris enjoys sport and supporting his favourite football team, Sheffield Wednesday, and walking his dog, Shadow.

mark robinson

UK SALES MANAGER

Mark truly is a plastics and thermoforming sales specialist, having over 6 years’ experience in the plastic packaging sectors. Prior to joining First Circle, Mark worked with and managed the sales functions of a number of major retailers and key brands within the UK & Ireland. To relax, Mark likes to spend time on the golf course or with his wife and two young daughters.

greg ward

HR DIRECTOR

Greg is a highly experienced HR professional with over 10 years’ experience. Known for his pragmatic and professional approach to HR helping deliver cost effective and value added solutions. Outside of the office he’s an avid Arsenal fan and season ticket holder who keeps himself active and can often be found on the pitch playing Sunday league football.

craig malloy

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

With a degree in Accounting and Finance and as a Fellow Certified Chartered Accountant, Craig has over 15-years’ experience across a number of roles and sectors, 10 of which were spent in FTSE100 and 250 businesses influencing decisions at Executive level. Married with two young children, Craig is very active and always in search of new family adventures and experiences, including managing not one, but two local football teams!