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Amberley Labels, part of the Coveris Group, has been awarded the prestigious Label of the Year prize at the UK Packaging Awards 2023. The award recognises Amberley Labels’ efforts for luxury craft gin brand, Hawkridge Gin.
Celebrating excellence in packaging design, production, and innovation, the UK Packaging Awards were hosted at the renowned Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Thursday 12th October 2023. Amberley Labels was unveiled as the winner in the highly competitive Label of the Year category from four finalists, which included another Amberley Labels entry, a wine label for Gusbourne English Rosé 2022, and a linerless label produced by Coveris for Gressingham Foods.
Exquisite and decadent, Hawkridge Gin by Hawkridge Distillers embodies opulence from its Victorian-inspired recipes through to its truly eye-catching packaging. Hawkridge Gin’s labels for its signature Victorian Botanical Tea Blend and Victorian Floral Botanical Blend were enhanced in a technically challenging embellishment project with Amberley Labels.
Combining metallic embellishment and impressive tactile embossing, the intricate Hawkridge Gin labels feature visual and tactile luxury effects for greater consumer appeal and premium positioning. Amberley’s crafting of Hawkridge Gin’s labels is successful in advancing the designs’ impact from stunning to spectacular.
Phil Howarth, Managing Director at Hawkridge Distillers said: “Our whole team is delighted to win this prestigious award. It’s been a labour of love creating the Hawkridge range. We consider a fantastic label, both in design and quality of production as critical to the success of the product. Our designers worked with Amberley Labels to create an absolute masterpiece.”
David Richards, Amberley Labels’ Managing Director commented, “Receiving Label of the Year at the UK Packaging Awards is an amazing achievement. Working with Hawkridge Gin to print their beautifully designed labels was an exciting project that enabled us push boundaries of what could be achieved with our embellishment capabilities and technical expertise. This award is industry recognition that the Amberley Labels team can be very proud of, and we are delighted to share the accomplishment with Hawkridge Gin”.
Amberley Labels also received high commendation in the Label of the Year category for its Gusbourne English Rosé 2022 wine label entry. The combination of subtle visual and tactile embellishments for a modern design produced a contemporary and distinctive label for a delicious wine evocative of summer days.