What’s Another Year For Tyne Valley Plastics?

Well, we can’t quite believe it’s a year since we last published any news. Apart from apologising, there’s little more we can do except entertain you with some facts and figures:

So in the last 12 months:
• We’ve had 2.5 snow days
• No flood days (thank goodness)
• Our sales year-to-date have grown by a massive 44%
• We’ve taken on another two apprentices (meaning we have four in total now)
• We’ve welcomed Dawn, our new Finance & Systems Manager, into the business.
• Our MD, Gill Rice, has won the STEM Award at the WIN Awards, further increasing her profile as a leading female light in the North East’s manufacturing arena. This has led to some speaking ‘gigs’ for Gill and a visit from Northumberland County Council, who filmed a video for International Women’s Day 2018.
• Gill has celebrated 25 years in business

We’re planning to move soon – it’s all rather exciting, and we’re not going far!  The new factory is just what we’re looking for and has a real ‘feel good’ factor about it.


We promise to endeavour to share more of our successes, challenges, and a few amusing factoids as we progress through the year. Thank you for bearing with us; we’re sure you’ll agree we haven’t been twiddling our thumbs.