DS Smith scoops six WorldStar Awards

DS Smith’s UK Packaging Division took home an impressive six trophies at the packaging industry’s most prestigious event of the year, the WorldStar Awards

The prizes were presented at a gala dinner in Dusseldorf. The award wins demonstrate the depth and breadth of expertise at DS Smith, recognising its work in a variety of industries.

DS Smith’s haul of awards came from entries in the following categories: Transit, Luxury, Household and Point of Sale. The wins came courtesy of its packaging design for the shipping of Jaguar Land Rover parts, safe and creative transit solution for Flowersdirect, a uniquely developed corrugated Ceramic Retention Case and a new eye-catching, point of sale pack for luxury chocolatier The Amazing Chocolate Workshop.


Mick Thornton, Sales and Marketing Director of DS Smith’s UK Packaging Division, said: “It’s a fantastic feeling to have our work recognised at the biggest global industry event of the year. We were up against some great nominations in some tough categories, which makes it extra special.”

Mick continued: “The fact that we took home six awards reflects not only our position as the UK’s leading sustainable packaging provider, but the determination and commitment of the team. We are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and driven to innovate. These awards are testament to our commitment to challenge the status quo and question every aspect of the supply chain, before finding a solution.”

Further success on the night was to follow, with DS Smith’s Spanish, German and Swedish teams also collecting accolades.

DS Smith’s UK Packaging Division WorldStar Awards include:

  • Transit category
    • JLR Bumper Shipper
    • Flowersdirect Pack
    • Ceramic Retention Transit Case
  • Luxury category
    • Flowersdirect
  • Point of Sale category
    • The Amazing Chocolate Workshop
  • Household category
    • Ceramic Retention Transit Case