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Pictured: Will Mercer (second left), receiving joint Outstanding Contribution Award.


Coveris’ BU Paper R&D Director Will Mercer was recognised with a joint Outstanding Contribution Award at the British Sandwich & Food to Go Awards 2022, also known as the ‘Sammies’. Presented by the British Sandwich Association, the Outstanding Contribution Award recognises Will’s contribution in advancing the UK sandwich and food to go markets. 

As BU Paper R&D Director, Will has been instrumental in leading Coveris’ packaging innovation in food to go and continues to use his expertise in a collaborative effort with the supply chain to advance the industry for a more sustainable future. 

On receiving the award, Will said: “I am humble and give thanks to the British Sandwich Association for my Outstanding Contribution Award at the Sammies 2022. An award, which in truth, belongs to the whole food to go team and wider Paper Business Unit at Coveris, who together with me, work with tireless enthusiasm in this fast changing and dynamic market sector to deliver sustainable, innovative solutions in line with Coveris’ No Waste Strategy.”

“The Outstanding Contribution Award is hugely deserved and reflects Will’s forward-thinking, conscientious efforts in packaging innovation and collaboration with the food to go sector. Well done Will, we are very proud of you for being recognised with this prestigious award,” added Jo Ormrod, BU Paper President.

Coveris was shortlisted in the New Product Award category for equipment/packaging at the Sammies 2022 with its paper-based RecyclaPaper sandwich skillet and ClipLip board tray offering a plastic alternative.