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Pioneering Packaging Company

Pioneers and Innovators Woolcool are leading the way in sustainable packaging globally. Launched as a concept in 2008 our innovative, sustainable brand has scooped an impressive haul of awards in the packaging, business and environmental arenas. In 2009, Woolcool inventor Angela Morris founded The Wool Packaging Company and the Woolcool brand was officially born. We have had quite a journey since then with many exciting milestones!

As a Research and Development led company with decades of experience and partnerships with top UK Universities such as Cambridge, our packaging company has set itself at the forefront of the innovative packaging market.

Woolcool, using patented technology, produce high performing insulated packaging for the shipment of temperature sensitive products. We offer a wide range of packaging solutions for the food and pharma markets. We are now the packaging company of choice for many and remain the only packaging company using pure wool insulated packaging available on a commercial scale. We strive as a business to be a force for good and are the first packaging company of our kind to achieve B Corp certification in the UK.

Read more about our story so far…

Our History

2021

Woolcool Manufacturing

Woolcool expansion to new manufacturing site on Tungsten Park, Stone – Woolhouse Mark 2

Woolcool - the packaging company - Woolcool Manufacturing

Commitment To Sustainability

Woolcool commits to HRH Prince of Wales, ‘Terra Carta – Sustainable Markets Initiative’

Woolcool - the packaging company - A Royal Visit

MBE Award

Woolcool’s Managing Director, Josie Morris, awarded an MBE for her contribution to manufacturing and the environment

Woolcool - the packaging company - A Royal Visit

Big News

Front Cover of Packaging Yearbook

Woolcool - the packaging company - European Delivery

2020

B-Corp Accreditation

Woolcool achieves ‘B-Corp’ accreditation status

Woolcool - the packaging company - Woolcool ISO

Third Automation

In the midst of a global pandemic, a third automation line installed at Woolcool – Britney

Woolcool - the packaging company - Woolcool Manufacturing

Family Business Awards

FBU Family Business of the Year Award National Small Family Business of the Year

Woolcool - the packaging company - The Queen's Award for Enterprise

Key Working Through a Pandemic

Woolcool team step up the mark as ‘key workers’ providing packaging for the shipment of Food and Pharmaceutical products

Woolcool - the packaging company - Global Launch of LifeGuardian

Big News

Front Cover of Speciality Food

Woolcool - the packaging company - European Delivery

2019

A Royal Visit

Royal visit by HRH Prince of Wales to celebrate Woolcool’s 10th anniversary

LifeGUARDIAN Patent

European Patent granted for Woolcool ‘LifeGuardian’

Woolcool - the packaging company - Global Launch of LifeGuardian

Family Business Awards

Winner Best Small Family Business

Woolcool - the packaging company - The Queen's Award for Enterprise

The Sentinel Business Awards

Winner Science and Technology

Woolcool - the packaging company - The Queen's Award for Enterprise

Staffordshire Chamber Business Awards

Science and Technology Innovation

Woolcool - the packaging company - The Queen's Award for Enterprise

Second Automation

Second automation line installed at Woolcool – Barney

Woolcool - the packaging company - Woolcool Manufacturing

2018

The Queen’s Awards For Enterprise

Awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation 2018

British Chambers of Commerce

Regional Small Business of the Year

Woolcool - the packaging company - The Queen's Award for Enterprise

Staffordshire Chamber Business Awards

Science & Technology Award

Woolcool - the packaging company - The Queen's Award for Enterprise

Packaging Innovation Launch

Woolcool Paper Pouch Launched

Woolcool - the packaging company - The Queen's Award for Enterprise

2017

New Website

Launch

Staffordshire Chamber Business Awards

Winner – Small Business of the Year

Staffordshire Chamber Business Awards

Finalist – Environmental Award

First Automation

First automation line installed at Woolcool – Bertha

Woolcool - the packaging company - Woolcool Manufacturing

First Shipment to USA

First full container shipment of Woolcool to the USA

Woolcool - the packaging company - European Delivery

2016

Global Launch of LifeGuardian

Global launch of ‘LifeGuardian’ at Cold Chain Europe 2016, Frankfurt, Germany

Sentinel Business Awards

Winner – Science & Technology Award

Woolcool ISO

Woolcool achieves ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards

2014–2015

Innovate UK funding

Woolcool wins further Government funding via Innovate UK for ‘Bio-PCM’s’ phase change materials concept. (Development of Prototype)

Woolcool Collaboration

Collaboration with Cambridge University to investigate wool as a phase change material

Woolcool - the packaging company - Woolcool collaboration

Awards Sponsor

Woolcool sponsors ‘Sustainable Innovation’ category at UK Starpack Awards

Woolcool - the packaging company -Winner of Business Awards

New Woolcool Website

and Brand Launched

Woolcool Manufacturing

Woolcool launches own in-house manufacturing operation in Stone, Staffordshire. ‘Woolhouse Mark 1’

Woolcool - the packaging company - Woolcool Manufacturing

2013

IOM3 invite Angela Morris

Angela Morris invited to launch Natural Materials Association (NMA) by IOM3

Woolcool - the packaging company - Woolcool collaboration

New Offices

Woolcool moves to new offices at ‘The Old Brewery’, Oakley Hall, Shropshire

Woolcool - the packaging company - Woolcool Manufacturing

Government Funding

Woolcool wins Government funding via Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to develop ‘PharmaPack’ (Development of Prototype)

Woolcool - the packaging company - Innovate UK Funding

2012

European delivery

First shipment of Woolcool to Europe

Woolcool - the packaging company - European Delivery

First Pharma customer

Henry Schein launches Woolcool at World Veterinary Congress

Woolcool - the packaging company - Pharma customer

BCE Environmental Leadership Awards

Finalist – Highly Commended

UK Starpack

Winner – Gold Packaging Award of Excellence

Woolcool collaborate with Universities

Woolcool collaborates with Bangor and Leeds Universities to investigate wool as an insulating material

2010–2011

UK Packaging Awards

Winner – Sustainable Pack of the Year

Green Business Awards

Winner – Best Eco-Friendly Product

UK Packaging Awards

Highly Commended – Supply Chain Solution of the Year

Government Funding

Woolcool wins Government funding via Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to develop ‘PharmaPack’ (Proof of Concept)

Observer Ethical Awards

Runner-up – Jupiter Big Idea

2008–2009

The Wool Packaging Company

Demand for Woolcool means Angela opts to focus efforts on Woolcool and sets up The Wool Packaging Company Ltd to promote the new brand

Woolcool - the packaging company - Woolcool ISO

Observer Food Monthly Awards

Winner – Best Innovation

Green Awards

Finalist – Highly Commended

Keith Spilsbury Joins

Keith Spilsbury joins the journey and, amongst many other contributions, begins to expand our customer base.

Woolcool is Born

Woolcool brand is created… Woolcool is born!

2004–2005

Official Launch

The official launch of the first National Trust Box at Yew Tree Farm, Borrowdale, Lake District – Our very first fresh meat delivery customer

Institute of Packaging

Bronze Award Environmental Packaging – for perishable products using 100% pure wool

Woolcool - the packaging company - The Queen's Award for Enterprise

2002

The idea

Angela Morris develops a wool insulated box for National Trust farmers to safely deliver fresh food direct to customers

The demand

Returning to her consultancy business after the project, but begins to receive enquiries from word of mouth

The idea

Angela Morris, our Founder, develops a wool insulated box for National Trust farmers to safely deliver fresh food direct to customers

The demand

Returning to her consultancy business after successful completion of the project but begins to receive new enquiries from word-of-mouth referrals…and so it starts…