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Arden Group takes on interns to support digitalisation journey

Posted on: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

The Arden Group is advancing its digitalisation journey with the support of four interns from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). Arden is taking part in the Digital Technology Internship Scheme organised by Made Smarter – a Government funded scheme to support SME manufacturers in the North West to adopt digital technology to drive growth. The four Masters students are working on live projects...

Arden Group donates IT equipment to homelessness charity

Posted on: Monday, February 22nd, 2021

The Arden Group has pledged to support the homeless community in Greater Manchester by donating our old laptops and tablets. We’ve just made our first donation to the Mustard Tree – a poverty and homelessness charity which supports people experiencing homelessness to get their lives back on track. The charity runs a series of creative classes and activities for the...

Arden supports National Apprenticeship Week 2021

Posted on: Monday, February 8th, 2021

The Arden Group is once again backing this year’s National Apprenticeship Week amid two apprentice success stories amongst our workforce. This week is National Apprenticeship Week, which runs from February 8-14, and the theme for this year’s event is ‘Build The Future’ which encourages people to consider how apprenticeships can help young people to develop the skills and knowledge required for...

Arden flies the flag for Rising Star Awards

Posted on: Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Arden Engraving is backing this year’s Rising Star Awards programme, which is now open for applications. The Rising Star Awards, organised by The Printing Charity, offer grants of up to £1500 to fund training courses or equipment to help support the personal and workplace development of young people working in the UK printing, packaging, paper, publishing and graphic arts sectors....

Productivity boost open to North West’s manufacturing and engineering businesses

Posted on: Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Manufacturing businesses across the North West have the chance to learn from industry giants in a programme designed to boost productivity across the sector – an initiative the Arden Group have taken part in. ‘Productivity through People’ (PtP), a 10-month programme designed by Lancaster University Management School academics in partnership with industry experts from BAE Systems, Siemens and Rolls-Royce, aims to...

Festive fundraiser raises £576 for charity

Posted on: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Team Arden have been getting into the festive spirit to raise money for charity. Staff across our Engraving, Dies and Software divisions donned their finest festive knitwear and cheesiest Christmas clobber to take part in our best Christmas outfit competition. We also organised a raffle to help boost the coffers and raised an amazing £576 for The Christie and Cancer...

Arden Engraving Germany achieves ‘quality’ accreditation

Posted on: Monday, September 28th, 2020

Arden Engraving is celebrating another landmark moment after achieving a coveted accreditation in recognition of our quality management operations. Arden Engraving Germany has been awarded the ISO 9001:2015 certification, which is an international standard that recognises organisations which have an effective and successful quality management system in place. Our German Engraving division was launched in 2018, and last year relocated...

Arden Engraving in the running for top industry award

Posted on: Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Arden Engraving has been unveiled as a finalist in the prestigious Solutions Awards 2020. We’re in the running for the ‘Best of the Best’ category in recognition of our science-themed sample pack. The Solutions Awards 2020 are organised by leading media and publishing company Earth Island to recognise the most innovative and creative projects in print and graphic design. Judges...

Print Future’s Award success for Jordan

Posted on: Monday, June 8th, 2020

Arden Engraving is celebrating another success story amongst our workforce after a member of the team was selected for a prestigious Print Futures Award. Jordan Saunders, our Assistant Production Manager, is one of the recipients of the coveted 2020 Print Futures Awards, which aim to support the next generation of talent in the industry. The Print Futures Awards, organised by...

Arden leads the way with ‘green’ accreditation

Posted on: Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

The Arden Group has become the first die-making and engraving company in the UK to achieve a coveted accreditation in recognition of our eco-friendly operations. Arden Dies and Arden Engraving have made history after being certified as an ISO 14001 company. The coveted ISO 14001 accreditation, is an international standard which recognises organisations that have a successful environmental management system...

Arden signs the C-19 Business Pledge

Posted on: Thursday, April 30th, 2020

The Arden Group has demonstrated our support to tackling the Covid-19 crisis by signing the C-19 Business Pledge. The global campaign encourages businesses to join the Coronavirus relief effort by pledging to support their employees, customers and communities through the crisis. More than 250 organisations representing almost three million employees and students have already signed up to the pledge. The...

Arden supports essential businesses in Covid-19 response

Posted on: Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

The Arden Group is playing our part to keep essential businesses within the packaging sector operating during the Covid-19 pandemic. A number of Arden customers across our Dies, Engraving and Software divisions are playing an essential role in the response to the Coronavirus outbreak, so it’s vital we remain operational for those customers. We’ve initiated a series of measures to...

Important announcement – Covid-19 Update

Posted on: Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Following the recent developments regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, the Arden Group would like to reassure all our customers, partners and stakeholders that we are still operational. We have a robust contingency plan in place and will endeavour to continue to provide an effective level of service to customers as the situation develops. The safety and wellbeing of our customers,...

First ever female die-maker joins the workforce at Arden

Posted on: Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

A skilled craftswoman has made history by becoming the first female die-maker at our sister company - Arden Dies. Georgina Daniel, aged 20, is helping to shift the gender balance in the male-dominated manufacturing sector after becoming our first ever female die-maker. Arden Dies manufactures dies and tooling for the packaging sector from our purpose-built factory site in Marple, but...

Arden flies the flag for packaging sector during National Apprenticeship Week

Posted on: Thursday, January 30th, 2020

The Arden Group is backing this year’s National Apprenticeship Week by encouraging more young people to consider a career in the packaging sector. We’re promoting the benefits of manufacturing, engineering and technology careers within the sustainable packaging industry. We’re currently recruiting for apprentices in a range of manufacturing disciplines within our Dies division, and would urge young people to think...

Arden Engraving unveils brand new product for luxury label market

Posted on: Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Arden Engraving has unveiled an innovative new product for the luxury label industry. As a leading manufacturer of complex tools and dies for the packaging and label sectors, we’re now proud to be the first in the UK to produce the tooling for 3D Microfoil in a rotary format. Traditionally, 3D Microfoil designs are produced using flatbed tooling, but Arden...

Arden Engraving produces die for ‘Label of the Year’

Posted on: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Arden Engraving has produced the dies for an award-winning label used on a luxury rum brand. Label manufacturer The Label Makers have scooped the Label of the Year title at the recent UK Packaging Awards, as well as the Special Effects in Labels and Packaging gong in the Digital Printer Awards 2019, in recognition of their intricately embellished label on...

Double the job success for twin sisters

Posted on: Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Twin sisters have proved two heads are better than one after both securing an apprenticeship with Arden. Bethany and Lucy Williams, from Marple Bridge, Stockport, went head to head to apply for a single apprenticeship position at our company headquarters in Marple. But the 17-year-olds both proved to be the perfect match for the office administrator apprentice role and have...

Arden Engraving to inspire luxury packaging market with new science-themed sample book

Posted on: Monday, October 7th, 2019

Arden Engraving is hoping to spark the creativity of the luxury packaging market with our new science-themed swatch book. As a leading manufacturer of complex tools and dies for the packaging industry, we have unveiled our brand new sample booklet showcasing our expertise in embossing and hot foil stamping tooling targeted at the carton and label sectors. The sample pack...

Arden Engraving leaves a new impression

Posted on: Monday, September 16th, 2019

Arden Engraving is marking 20 years in the packaging industry with a brand new look. We first launched in 1999 as a manufacturer of complex tools and dies for the packaging sector and now we’ve undergone a major rebrand with a fresh, modern look and a new website. Our formerly green logo has been refreshed in blue and our new...

Arden Engraving makes its mark on label sector

Posted on: Friday, August 30th, 2019

Arden Engraving has been making an impression on the label sector. As a leading manufacturer of complex tools and dies for the packaging sector, we have supplied embossing and hot foiling stamping tools to the carton industry for two decades. Now we have expanded into the label market - offering advanced rotary and flatbed tooling solutions to some of the...

Making an impression with Royston Labels

Posted on: Friday, August 30th, 2019

Arden Engraving has been running some recent foiling tests with Royston Labels, who have been trying out our unique 3D sculptured refraction tooling. We applied extremely high tolerance machining techniques onto flat foil stamping tools to achieve some amazing results for their gin and vodka labels. We also used our lenticular hot foil effects, which allows for the foiled area...

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