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Pioneering Packaging Company

Pioneers and Innovators Woolcool are leading the way in sustainable packaging globally. Launched as a concept in 2008 our innovative, sustainable brand has scooped an impressive haul of awards in the packaging, business and environmental arenas. In 2009, Woolcool inventor Angela Morris founded The Wool Packaging Company and the Woolcool brand was officially born. We have had quite a journey since then with many exciting milestones!

As a Research and Development led company with decades of experience and partnerships with top UK Universities such as Cambridge, our packaging company has set itself at the forefront of the innovative packaging market.

Woolcool, using patented technology, produce high performing insulated packaging for the shipment of temperature sensitive products. We offer a wide range of packaging solutions for the food and pharma markets. We are now the packaging company of choice for many and remain the only packaging company using pure wool insulated packaging available on a commercial scale. We strive as a business to be a force for good and are the first packaging company of our kind to achieve B Corp certification in the UK.

Read more about our story so far…

Our History

2021

Woolcool Manufacturing

Woolcool expansion to new manufacturing site on Tungsten Park, Stone – Woolhouse Mark 2

Woolcool - the packaging company -Winner of Business Awards

Commitment To Sustainability

Woolcool commits to HRH Prince of Wales, ‘Terra Carta – Sustainable Markets Initiative’

MBE Award

Woolcool’s Managing Director, Josie Morris, awarded an MBE for her contribution to manufacturing and the environment

Big News

Front Cover of Packaging Yearbook

2020

B-Corp Accreditation

Woolcool achieves ‘B-Corp’ accreditation status

Third Automation

In the midst of a global pandemic, a third automation line installed at Woolcool – Britney

Woolcool - the packaging company -Winner of Business Awards

Family Business Awards

FBU Family Business of the Year Award National Small Family Business of the Year

 

Key Working Through a Pandemic

Woolcool team step up the mark as ‘key workers’ providing packaging for the shipment of Food and Pharmaceutical products

Big News

Front Cover of Speciality Food

 

A Royal Visit

Royal visit by HRH Prince of Wales to celebrate Woolcool’s 10th anniversary

2019

LifeGUARDIAN Patent

European Patent granted for Woolcool ‘LifeGuardian’

Woolcool - the packaging company - Global Launch of LifeGuardian

Family Business Awards

Winner Best Small Family Business

The Sentinel Business Awards

Winner Science and Technology

Staffordshire Chamber Business Awards

Science and Technology Innovation

Second Automation

Second automation line installed at Woolcool- Barnely

Woolcool - the packaging company -Winner of Business Awards

2018

The Queen’s Awards For Enterprise

Awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation 2018

British Chamber of Commerce

Regional Small Business of the Year

Staffordshire Chamber Business Awards

Science and Technology Award

Packaging Innovation Launch

Woolcool Paper Pouch Launched

New Website

Launch

Woolcool - the packaging company - New Website

2017

Staffordshire Chamber Business Awards

Winner – Small Business of the Year

Woolcool - the packaging company -Winner of Business Awards

Staffordshire Chamber Business Awards

Finalist – Environmental Award

First Automation

First automation line installed at Woolcool – Bertha

Woolcool - the packaging company -Winner of Business Awards

First Shipment to USA

First full container shipment of Woolcool to the USA 

Global Launch of LifeGuardian

Global launch of ‘LifeGuardian’ at Cold Chain Europe 2016, Frankfurt, Germany

Woolcool - the packaging company - Global Launch of LifeGuardian

2016

Sentinel Business Awards

Winner – Science & Technology Award

Woolcool - the packaging company -Winner of Business Awards

Woolcool ISO

Woolcool achieves ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards 

2014-2015

Innovate UK funding

For further development and prototyping of the Woolcool product for the Pharma Market

Woolcool Collaboration

Collaboration with Cambridge University to investigate wool as a phase change material

Woolcool - the packaging company - Woolcool collaboration

Awards Sponsor

Woolcool sponsors ‘Sustainable Innovation’ category at UK Starpack Awards

Woolcool - the packaging company -Winner of Business Awards

New Woolcool Website

and Brand Launched

Woolcool Manufacturing

Woolcool launches own in-house manufacturing operation in Stone, Staffordshire. ‘Woolhouse Mark 1’

IOM3 invite Angela Morris

Angela Morris invited to launch Natural Materials Association (NMA) by IOM3

Woolcool - the packaging company - Woolcool collaboration

2013

New Offices

Woolcool moves to new offices at ‘The Old Brewery’, Oakley Hall, Shropshir

Government Funding

Woolcool wins Government funding via Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to develop ‘PharmaPack’ (Development of Prototype)

Woolcool - the packaging company - Innovate UK Funding

European delivery

First shipment of Woolcool to Europe

2012

First Pharma customer

Henry Schein launches Woolcool at World Veterinary Congress

BCE Environmental Leadership Awards

Finalist – Highly Commended

UK Starpack

Winner – Gold Packaging Award 2012

Woolcool collaborate with Universities

Woolcool collaborates with Bangor and Leeds Universities to investigate wool as an insulating material

2010-2011

UK Packaging Awards

Winner – Sustainable Pack of the Year

Woolcool - the packaging company -Winner of Business Awards

Green Business Awards

Winner – Best Eco-Friendly Product

Woolcool - the packaging company -Winner of Business Awards

UK Packaging Awards

Highly Commended – Supply Chain Solution of the Year

Woolcool - the packaging company - Higly commended

Government Funding

Woolcool wins Government funding via Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to develop ‘PharmaPack’ (Proof of Concept)

Observer Ethical Awards

Runner-up – Jupiter Big Idea

The Wool Packaging Company

Demand for Woolcool means Angela opts to focus efforts on Woolcool and sets up The Wool Packaging Company Ltd to promote the new brand

2008-2009

Observer Food Monthly Awards

Winner – Best Innovation

Woolcool - the packaging company -Winner of Business Awards

Green Awards

Finalist – Highly Commended

Keith Spilsbury Joins

Keith Spilsbury joins the journey and, amongst many other contributions, begins to expand our customer base.

Woolcool is Born

Woolcool brand is created… Woolcool is born!

Official Launch

The official launch of the first National Trust Box at Yew Tree Farm. Borrowdale, Lake District – Our very first meat delivery customer

2004-2005

Institute of Packaging

Bronze Award Environmental Packaging – for perishable products using 100% pure wool

The idea

Angela Morris, our Founder develops a wool insulated box for National Trust farmers to safely deliver fresh food direct to customers

The demand

Returning to her consultancy business after successful completion of the project but begins to receive enquiries from word-of-mouth referrals…and so it starts…