WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
Potters was founded in 1846, supplying "aids to modern window dressing" to "tobacconists, confectioners, bakers, restaurateurs and those desirous of effecting attractive window & counter displays." With the threat of the Second World War looming, Walter Fone and Charles Rowley, longstanding Potters' salesmen who had joined the firm aged 16 in 1921, acquired the Potters name and continued to trade in London despite the backdrop of the Blitz.
"WE UPHOLD STANDARDS SET BY OUR FOUNDING PARTNERS OVER 170 YEARS AGO"
- MARK FONE, DIRECTOR
The business survived the war, with both Fone and Rowley offering their services to the RAF and managing their new business responsibilities. Gradually, the company expanded its offering into shop fittings and packaging, focusing on the jewellery trade. With post-war success came expansion into St John's Street in London, near Hatton Garden. A nationwide sales team was established, and in 1973 we established a central warehouse and office facility in King's Lynn, Norfolk, from where we continue to operate today.
EXPERTLY CRAFTED IN ENGLAND
Continued family involvement has created a strong benchmark of how we like to serve our customers around the country, providing expert advice to ensure their chosen packaging truly elevates their products. We have worked closely with our leading UK manufacturing partner for over two decades. In 2019, that partner became part of our family as Potters Box Makers, allowing us to develop further crafted, innovative and sustainable English packaging solutions. The combined Potters family now provides more than 500 years of experience and knowledge.
HANDMADE WITH PRECISION: AN ETHOS OF QUALITY AND RESPONSIBILITY
We're very proud of our roots, history and combined experience in making and supplying packaging and shop fittings for jewellers, department stores, assorted brands and smaller high street and online retailers. We continue to evolve as a company while holding the business's original ethos of delivering quality and ceremony firmly in place.
Today, we source many products and raw materials within the UK and source responsibly if we need to go further afield. We also make sure all our components are as environmentally friendly as possible, so you can be assured each of our products comes from a good place.
ENHANCED PACKAGING EXPERIENCES: A BRAND FOR TOMORROW
With over 170 years of rich history behind us, our focus is on our future as a proud UK manufacturer. We use our vast experience to ensure Potters remains an unrivalled box maker and packaging adviser, identifying solutions that people trust to promote their brand, sell their products and create unforgettable packaging experiences for their customers.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP
Do you think your project breaks the mould? Do you need advice or guidance to make your dream packaging a reality? Our team of experts are here to help. Email across as much detail as you have available, and we will work with you to try to find the solution right for you.