FSB Member Stories: Bruce Jones, OEE Container Technology Limited

FSB Member Story 21 Jul 2023

Bruce Jones takes us behind the scenes at award-winning beverage cans and packaging manufacturer OEE Container Technology Limited, based in Carlisle, Cumbria.

Based in Carlisle, Cumbria, OEE Container Technology Limited was founded in 2018 by Bruce and Sue Jones. Bruce and Sue were expats for over 20 years before returning to the UK to start their own business in the field Bruce has worked in for over 25 years.

OEE offers a full suite of engineering services to help packaging producers streamline their manufacturing. OEE specialises in beverage cans and ends, food cans and ends, and packaging equipment. OEE works across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, North America, South America, and Asia, and has recently set up its first overseas office in the United Arab Emirates.

This year, OEE was one of 148 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise 2023.

Having taken home the trophy for Larger Small Business of the Year 2023 at the North West FSB Awards, the company's first award win since its inception, Bruce said it was "a moment we could never forget as it was a testament to all the hard work our team has put in over the years."

"We joined the Federation of Small Businesses when we first incorporated our business to benefit from the support and guidance FSB could offer. We wanted to ensure our business was incorporated correctly and FSB offered valuable online resources. We also wanted to benefit from the networking aspect FSB offers and meet like-minded business associates to share knowledge and promote our business," says Bruce.

"We found valuable guidance and insightful information and resources on the FSB website that helped us incorporate and structure our business which has ensured the smooth day-to-day operation of our business over the years," continues Bruce. 

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