Students produce a winning design!

Earlier in the year Swindon College asked Swindon Foodbank to take part in a collaborative project with GWP Group, a Cricklade based packaging company. The project was to give the Engineering students at Swindon College a chance to work in industry with a real client brief from the Swindon Foodbank. 

The brief was to design a carry box for use within the warehouse that could be used for transporting food to the distribution points. As the client, we at Swindon Foodbank where looking for strength, ease of use, clear labelling and longevity of use. 

The students certainly rose to the challenge. Having pitched their designs to a gruelling Dragons' Den style judging panel it was obvious that choosing the winner was not going to be easy! 

In the end a joint winner was decided upon and the super box, an amalgamation of the two winning designs, was settled upon.

All involved

The winning teams were “Jak Tac” (team members Fraser Nutland, Sam Powers, Jacob Topp and Aaron Chaplin) and “The Cardboard Cutouts” (made up of Ryan Henderson, Eric King, James Barter and Joshua Bunyan). 

Each team member won £100 in prize money, obtained a certificate and trophy, and were also awarded a unique “corrugated cardboard cup” designed by Stephen Mann – a GWP designer who also acted as a mentor at various stages of the project. The runners up, “The Super Awesome Amazing Space Pirates Limited”, were also awarded trophies and £50 each.



Lee Thompson Foodbank Project manager and David Pedley GWP director


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