As PG Paper reaches the remarkable milestone of 20 years in business, we take a moment to pause and reflect on the past two decades.
From our CEO Poonam, who started the business from her kitchen table in 2003 to where we are today, it’s incredible to witness the growth and accomplishments made over the years.
We have encountered highs and lows throughout our journey, but when faced with challenges, our team has consistently demonstrated unity and resilience, allowing us to overcome any hurdles that have stood in our way.
To celebrate 20 years of PG Paper, we have asked our team to share some of their fondest memories, proudest moments and most cherished experiences throughout their tenure.
To kick things off, let’s hear from the people who ignited the PG flame back in 2003, CEOs Dr Poonam Gupta OBE and Puneet Gupta OBE.
Comments from Our CEO’s
“It feels like it was just yesterday I founded PG Paper in 2003.
It is humbling to see what the company has achieved over the last 20 years. Hard work, determination and resilience have helped us grow from strength to strength.
I would like to express my gratitude to everyone at PG Paper as well as to our extended business network and long-term business partners who have stood with us through the toughest of times.
Here’s to many more successful years!”
“In 2003, PG Paper set out to create something that was ahead of the game, environmentally focused, and would ultimately help create a better world. Over the past 20 years, this mindset has evolved into our purpose, driving sustainability and enriching communities, with our core concept of reducing, reusing and recycling remaining paramount.
The past 20 years have been filled with ups and downs, and each barrier we have overcome has helped build our resilience. Nothing would be possible without the tremendous support and hard work from our dedicated team, who have been crucial to our success.
I truly believe the difference between success and failure is the ability to overcome challenges, and it’s this attitude that has helped us get to where we are today.
Two decades on, we are now in a position where we believe we can do so much more as a business. With ambitious growth plans in place, I look forward to seeing how we can continue to progress for years to come.”
Our Team Reflects on 20 Years of PG Paper
“I have been at PG Paper for over 8 years and can honestly say I feel like I am part of something amazing. After 3 years with the company, I moved out to New York to open the US office and ended up staying. I work with suppliers from all over the world, travel and experience new cultures, cuisines and not to mention new grades of paper! I genuinely love my job; I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of this company and the PG family. 20 years down and many more to go!”
“For me, every day is exciting at PG Paper, and I am grateful to be a part of such global and diversified business. It is an honour to celebrate such a significant milestone of a company who have made such an incredible impact on the paper industry in recent years. Our team has continuously demonstrated that success comes from hard work, dedication and commitment, and I look forward to witnessing more success to come. Happy 20th anniversary to PG!”
“I joined PG Paper as a Modern Apprentice 4 months ago, and it has flown by! I am so grateful for this opportunity and to be a part of such an amazing company and family that we have here at PG Paper. I have enjoyed my journey so far, being able to work with and learn all about the different departments and aspects of the business. I look forward to learning much more throughout my apprenticeship, and I am pleased I get to enjoy such a memorable milestone with the company.”
“I have loved my time at PG Paper, and it’s amazing to see we have hit such a significant milestone of 20 years. One of the proudest moments of my time at PG was being promoted to Finance Manager. I was delighted to be recognised for the work and commitment I put into the business, and I am very grateful for the support and opportunities I have been provided along the way.”
“I have so many fond memories from my time at PG Paper, from the day I went for my interview 10 years ago through to today. If I had to pick a few, it would be the people I have worked with, relationships developed during this time, the learning/opportunities I have been exposed to, and the move from the house to our office in Greenock. My 5 trips to India over the past 10 years are also something I will be forever grateful for; how many people get to visit such a wonderful and charismatic country once, never mind 5 times?”
“It’s amazing to see PG Paper reach 20 years in business! It is great to be a part of a company that continues to push the boundaries and take on new ventures, with innovation at the forefront of the company’s ideology. Throughout my time at PG Paper, I have been involved in several projects that have allowed me to grow both professionally and personally, and it’s exciting to see what’s to come for the future!”
“Our headquarters in Greenock offers amazing views of the River Clyde, and I have always loved watching the dolphins play from meetings in the boardroom. Additionally, winning the Scottish Accountant of the Year award in 2019 at the Scottish Accountancy and Technology Awards was a true honour and a moment I will remember forever.”
What’s to Come for PG Paper
Almost two decades on from PG Paper’s inception, it’s great to reflect and look back on all we have achieved as a team, reminiscing about many of the great experiences and fond moments we have shared over the years.
As a company, we are focused on continual progression and growth, and it is exciting to think about what the future holds for PG Paper. As we look ahead to the next 20 years, our Commercial Director, Lyndsey James-Williams, shares her perspective on the path that lies ahead for PG Paper.
“As we celebrate the first twenty years of PG Paper’s journey, it’s evident that the entrepreneurial spirit shown by Poonam and Puneet in 2003 remains at our core and continues to shape our approach. Over these two decades, we’ve remained agile, consistently reviewing and adapting our growth strategies and earning the trust of global partners who rely on our ability to stay ahead of the curve.
We’d like to take this opportunity, to thank our partners – many of whom have been with us from the outset – for accompanying us on this journey. We also want to express our appreciation for the dedication, talent and daily efforts of our team, who have made it possible for the company to celebrate two decades of success.
Looking to the future, our objectives for the coming years include further investments in our team, expanding our presence in international markets, and strengthening our position. We are committed to enhancing our product portfolio, driving our sustainability agenda and continuing to advance in our ongoing digital transformation journey, which affords us smarter data access and the ability to provide an enhanced level of service to our valued partners.
Additionally, our identity as an Indian-Scottish company remains central to our strategy. It empowers us to represent and position our partners effectively in this rapidly developing economy.
Our team is dedicated to delivering a service that is efficient, sustainable, and continually updated for the benefit of our partners in the future.”