Director, Emagine Packaging Limited

Richard Coles

In 2013, Richard launched his new packaging consultancy, Emagine, with sustainability as a core brand value and underpinning innovation-design philosophy. He has over 25 years R&D experience in the food and packaging sectors gained with leading organisations from across the agri-food supply chain – these include Metal Box, Nampak, Tetra Pak, the Institute of Grocery Distribution and Syngenta.

Product and packaging innovation have been key elements throughout his career - as well as working with blue-chip organisations, he is active in supporting SMEs deliver new products to market. Also, over the past 3 years, he has been involved with two Circular Economy pack eco-innovation projects funded by InnovateUK.

Richard is an Associate in Packaging at the Natural Resources Institute and a published writer on packaging.