We’re proud to be an award-winning family-run business.

It’s not so much "what can The Sherwood Group do".... but what would you like us to do?

The strength of our family-run business is in the pure breadth of what we offer. Our most successful customer relationships are the ones that utilise the full range of services The Sherwood Group can provide market-leading print and innovation, underpinned by excellent customer service.

Today, The Sherwood Group is the UK’s leading independent packaging and greeting cards manufacturer, with a track record of award-winning products and designs.

We offer three manufacturing facilities across the UK and China, employing over 300 members of staff on two continents. We are extremely proud of all that we have achieved to date, although the values of the business are still the same- striving to be the best in the markets we serve and to provide the best care to our customers. We like to say that ‘we are big enough to cope but small enough to care.’

We've been winning awards since 1994. Here are some of our recent accolades...


A diverse family of well-known brands.

The Sherwood Group’s story begins in 1976, when Maurice and Barbara Bacon founded The Sherwood Press.

Located next to the Royal Oak Public House in Beeston, Nottingham, the business was started on June 1st, with capital investment of £10,000.

The first and main areas of business included print of catalogues, annual reports, educational material, calendars, leaflets and posters. As time passed by, the business continued to grow and needed more space, resulting in relocation to current premises at Hadden Court, Glaisdale Parkway in Nottingham in 1985.

In 1992, The Sherwood Group entered the greetings card market and proudly printed Christmas cards for the Royal Household, charity sector and many publishers. By 1997, the Group produced up to a million cards a day and secured numerous awards in printing and greeting cards industries.

In 2009 the Group entered packaging market and has successfully grown the packaging side of the business with the achievement of BRC certification and securing its first packaging award with The Starpacks Awards in 2010.

Discover our company history to find out how The Sherwood Group has risen from a Trade printer to an award-winning greeting card and packaging manufacturer.

Explore our company history.


The Sherwood Group celebrates 45 years of business.


Richard Bacon appointed as Managing Director.


The Sherwood Group wins ‘Social Stationery Printer of the Year’ award with PrintWeek Awards


KMD Company moves into the Sherwood Group’s manufacturing site in Nottingham.


Sherwood Group wins ‘Cartonboard Pack of the Year’ Award with UK Packaging Awards.


Company forms a strategic alliance with KMD Company in Leicester. The Sherwood Press rebranded to “The Sherwood Group”.

The Sherwood Group wins ‘FMCG Packaging Printer of the Year’ award with PrintWeek Awards.


The Sherwood Press launches Smartcentre Innovation Hub and wins ‘FMCG Packaging Printer of the Year’ award with PrintWeek Awards.


The Sherwood Press wins ‘Social Stationery printer of the Year’ award with PrintWeek Awards


Jeremy Bacon becomes CEO as Graham Garrod is appointed Managing Director.

Company establishes Semplice, its own manufacturing plant in China to produce packaging, greeting cards and gift packaging.


Company attains BRC certification at its first attempt and wins The Starpack Awards for the innovative packaging developments.


Company acquires assets of Shore to Shore and enters packaging market.


The Sherwood Press wins ‘Social Stationery printer of the Year’ award with PrintWeek Awards


Company forms a strategic alliance with Loxleys Print in Sheffield. Richard Bacon is appointed as Managing Director of Loxleys.


The Sherwood Press wins ‘Social Stationery printer of the Year’ award with PrintWeek Awards


Sherwood Press Hong Kong is established to provide Far East solution to Greeting Card and Packaging customers.


The Sherwood Press wins “Innovative Development in Print” award with Printing World Awards for Santoro Swing Cards.


Milford Printers, division of the Sherwood Press wins the ‘SME Company of the Year’ Award.


Maurice and Barbara Bacon retire leaving their 3 children working in the business. Jeremy as Managing Director, Richard as Commercial Director and Sarah as Group Management Accountant.


Maurice Bacon becomes Chairman as Jeremy Bacon is appointed Managing Director. The company wins two PrintWeek Prism Awards (‘Greeting Card Printer of the Year’ and ‘Fine Art Printer of the Year’)


The Sherwood Press wins ‘Nottinghamshire Company of The Year’ Award, employing 46 members of staff at the time.


Company enters the Greeting Card market producing cards for publishers and continues to work in the commercial print market.


Company moves to current premises at Hadden Court, Glaisdale Parkway in Nottingham.


Gordon Reprographics is established to provide reprographic services to Sherwood Press.


Company moves to Gambles Factory, Nottingham.


Sherwood Press (Nottingham) Limited established as a Trade Printer by Maurice and Barbara Bacon.