About us

Nicole Hines

Nicole

Managing Director, in charge of all things quite important. Founder of Foldabox with 25 years experience in sales, product development and marketing. The creative ideas person of the team. Turned her childhood expertise of making peg dolls, butterflies from loo roll inners and doilies to create hand crafted boxes for friends, family and charity. Loves bulldogs, crime dramas, Jellytots and Mark the IT guru.

Mark

Mark

Our American IT guru. In charge of anything technical that breaks or stops working. A vast and varied list of past experience, most of which we are unable to print for legal reasons and fear of corrupting the innocent, vulnerable or easily mislead. Currently working on his PhD, so allegedly the smartest one in the team. Renowned for his afternoon naps aka, ‘I’m going to read’. Loves Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bourbon and Nicole the MD.

Lesley

Lesley

Chief ‘bean counter’ and Mother of the MD. In charge of everything very important, such as paying the salaries. Our charming curmudgeon who works on the top floor, aka Rita (Rottweiler in The Attic). Renowned for her frequent declarations of, “I want to retire”, though no-one has yet taken her seriously and we’d all miss her too much. Doesn’t like anything or anyone most of the time. Actually she loves clients who pay on time and VAT returns that balance but that’s all we could think of.

Alison

Alison

Our USA Customer Liaison Manager. In charge of all things our American customers might ask or need help with. An expert in USA to UK translation and a vast experience in Customer Service with the perfect disposition; warm, kind, helpful and always cheerful. Also a qualified massage therapist who runs her own business, The Lavender Room. Loves her two Daughters (when they tidy up), all things cute and fluffy, cooking and world cuisine.

Lisa

Lisa

Our Production Manager extraordinaire. In charge of getting the right things, to the right places, at the right time. With razor sharp attention to detail, nothing gets past her unnoticed. A vast experience in all things that need organizing, if you have a trip or a party, Lisa’s the woman you need. Renowned for her ability to mimic any accent, as result the office is often akin to a meeting of the United Nations. Loves her Labradoodle called Skeeter and The Partridge Family, we all worry about the second love of her life and have suggested therapy.

Fi

Fi

UK Stock Sales Manager, Office Manager, UK Customer Services Manager and anything else that needs managing, or that the rest of us don’t do. In charge of all things extremely important. Completely unflappable and calm even under pressure. The most helpful member of the team, nothing is ever too much trouble. Renowned for being funny without even trying. Loves her two cats, her Daughter (when she tidies up, which isn’t often), Kenny Rogers and all the guys at our warehouse, (we had to say that in case anyone actually reads these Bio’s and we need the favour of a dispatch past the official cut-off time).

Janice

Janice

Our UK Bespoke Packaging Sales Manager. In charge of everything you can’t buy from our stock range. A consummate professional with a vast experience in Sales and Account Management. She has unwavering patience and determination to get things done to customer satisfaction. Renowned for her ability to run… a very, very long way and usually before the rest of us are even out of bed. Definitely the healthiest member of the team. Loves her two boys Simon and Michael (most of the time) and the odd glass (or two) of white wine, so long as it isn’t Chardonnay.

Nigel

Nigel

Print Manager extraordinaire. In charge of handling any stock boxes that need custom printing and USA bespoke sales enquiries. 25 years experience in sales, business development and worldwide sourcing. An incredibly hard worker with unwavering dedication, loyalty and perseverance. Renowned for his daily allegorical references, ability to eat even the chocolate we think we’ve hidden and his concept of 10 minutes, which is usually at least an hour. Loves his four children, chocolate, more chocolate and skyscrapers.

History

Fold-A-Box was established in 2005, founded on the history, creativity and experience of our sister company, Nile Consultancy, a leading supplier since 1998 of bespoke bags, packaging and accessory items to the beauty industry.

With a wealth of over 60 years team knowledge in worldwide sourcing, the demand for high quality luxury packaging in the form of boxes, especially space saving folding boxes, became evident.

We successfully supplied many bespoke boxes to leading beauty companies but by 2005 we saw a gap in the market for high quality luxury gift packaging that could be purchased on lower volumes from stock.

There were so many market sectors struggling to find the quality of box that reflected their brand values and in finding a company who could offer a reliable source of supply, we decided to launch a limited range of sizes and colours. The range has since grown dramatically and now encompasses our own exclusive adaptations of the folding box.

Philosophy

Our focus is on building relationships, both with our clients and suppliers. We always treat both professionally and fairly. Whether you are a new start up company who need some friendly help and advice, or you are a multi-national brand leader with a defined brand presence, we are here to help you present your products to their very best advantage. We will work in partnership to develop, build or continue your brand identity and product values.

Our emphasis is on quality and we have worked tirelessly to establish long-term relationships with ethical factories that can meet the quality criteria we require and our clients expect.

We work on many different levels with all types of companies from customers wanting to buy 12 stock boxes for their cupcakes to clients who want a full bespoke solution including design, development and fulfilment.

Our business is manufacturing and supplying the best quality packaging at affordable prices, on time and with attention to detail.

We love our boxes but only because we care and understand that what our clients put in them is what’s important to them.