Seaways celebrates 25 years in Lancashire

The company, which supplies printed glass bottles to the dairy, food, beverage, cosmetics, wine, beer and spirits industries, has been operating from its purpose built Burnley premises since October 1987.

Seaways Services was set up as a haulage company in 1971 by Thomas Douglas Cotterill in South Yorkshire to deliver animal feed, hay, straw and milk bottles.

Thomas, whose children run the business today, made the decision to relocate to Lancashire - the heart of the dairy industry - after experiencing significant growth over its 16 years in Yorkshire.

Since the move over the Pennines, Seaways has continued to grow and expand into the glass printing industry and now supplies products across all sectors to big name clients including Selfridges, Marks and Spencer and leading breweries.

The company's haulage division operates throughout the UK.

Jayne Shaw of Seaways Services said: "My father started the business in Yorkshire but we've now been here in Lancashire for an even longer period of time and it's really where our heart lies.

"We've seen incredible growth and our constantly evolving product offering has enabled us to work with some of the biggest companies in the UK and beyond. We look forward to continuing this over the next 25 years."

To mark the anniversary, Seaways will be launching new 25-year anniversary branding onto its corporate literature.