Who are we?
We are MEADS, your Co-Packing Partner.
Based in Nottingham, just 10 minutes from the M1, we are an established handling house offering a wide range of value adding services to a wide variety of clients
MEADS is part of Meads Ltd Group who have been trading in the storage, collation and distribution market for over 30 years, so we know a bit about products, boxes and delivering parcels!
Our dedicated team will offer clear and accurate advise on your requirements and can make all the necessary delivery and packaging arrangements
We handle BIG promotions for BIG name brands, charities and education institutes so we are trusted in what we do by industry leaders.
We can offer safe and secure storage facilities at our very large Nottingham warehouse, meaning we can hold your components prior to work, so that deliveries can be staggered and received from multiple suppliers.
Here is what some of our customers have to say about MEADS
MEADS and Walk the Walk
Back in 2004, Meads were approached by Walk the Walk to collate the walker packs for their Moon and Sun Walks. These were nationwide events that raised money for Breast Cancer Charities. The brief was complex. Each of the 15,000 walkers had an individual number which was unique to them, and everything had their individual identification number printed on it.
So Meads had to collate together all their individual items, ensuring that numbers matched, along with a specific sized t-shirt, a cap and a specific sized bra. To make matters worse, the colour of their t-shirt and cap was dependent on whether they were walking a half or full marathon. Meads handled the full distribution within 2 weeks and all the walkers received their packs in time for their fantastic day. In 2019 Meads relationship with Walk the Walk is stronger than ever and our tried and tested system for arranging the walker data to ensure that the correct items are picked and packed. Meads now handle walker packs for 4 events a year, that’s a lot of bras!!
"Meads have handled the collation and distribution of our walker packs very effectively for many years. The knowledge that this crucial activity is being done so efficiently leaves us to worry about other areas of our events."
Marketing Team – Walk the Walk Breast Cancer Charity
MEADS and Elizabeth Arden
Meads working relationship with Elizabeth Arden is one of our most long standing ones. For over 8 years, Meads have been providing the Marketing team at Elizabeth Arden with a wide range of services.
We carry out POS collations and distribution, promotional giveaway collations, free gift distributions, tester and sample supply, customer mailings and product reconditioning for Elizabeth Arden.
We are involved in distributions direct to stores or nationwide DC networks for stores like John Lewis, Boots, House of Fraser and Debenhams, all with their individual booking in and presentation requirements. As with all marketing activity, time is always critical and Elizabeth Arden trust the Meads service to get the right products to the right store, on time.
"Our beauty products and point of sale materials are handled with care and professionalism, giving us confidence
that our promotions are running to plan"
Brand Manager - Elizabeth Arden
MEADS and The University of Nottingham
The University of Nottingham is renowned as one of the top 20 universities in the UK. They attract students from all over the world to study in Nottingham. The distribution of prospectuses and course information is a vital activity in helping to attract new students to Nottingham from the UK and overseas.
It is vital that these requests for information about The University of Nottingham are handled professionally, accurately and quickly. This is where Meads come in.
Meads handle this distribution of prospectuses and course details for all the schools across the university to students all over the world. We also supply UK and overseas student fairs with bulk promotional information as well carrying out numerous mail shots throughout the year.
"Meads has proved to be an invaluable resource, knowing that we can rely on their expertise has freed up time in our department"
Marketing Manager, The University of Nottingham