About

The Frugalpac story

The Frugalpac story

Like so many great things before it, Frugalpac was founded in a shed.

We discovered that many packaging formats weren’t easily recyclable and, worse, are adding carbon to the environment, so set about creating better solutions.

In the years since that flash of inspiration, we gave birth to the unique construction of the Frugal Cup, the Frugal Bottle and have further innovations set to launch.

Frugalpac is now based in its own engineering innovation centre in Ipswich. We’re supplying Frugal Bottles around the world and developing more Frugalpac low carbon packaging innovations for the market.

Mission and vision

We’re motivated by a passion to reduce the impact of carbon on the planet through engineering sustainable packaging, using recycled paper, that’s easy to recycle again.

We will become a leading international innovator and supplier of quality recycled paper packaging to consumer categories by delivering value through creative sustainable products and efficient supply chains.

We will drive shareholder value in all that we do.

Values

These are our beliefs, as a business. They define the ways in which we interact with each other and those outside the business.

Environmental Commitment

We strive to improve the effect of packaging on the environment.

Trust

We're open about what we do and honest in the promises we make.

Consistent

Our values and our vision remain the same across everything we do.

Curious

We're passionate about sustainable development and the creative opportunities it brings.

Committed

We're relentless in our pursuits.

Fun

We enjoy what we're doing and support each other as a team.

"We’re motivated by a passion to protect our environment. Our already recycled, recyclable products will help to eliminate the insane levels of waste that exist in society today."
Susana Patten, Frugalpac's Office Manager.

Meet the team

Behind the business
Malcolm Waugh

Malcolm Waugh

Our CEO Malcolm Waugh has a proven track record in some of the largest businesses in the packaging and manufacturing sectors. He’s passionate about creating customer value at Frugalpac by ‘working with brilliant people and innovative products.’
Natasha Houston

Natasha Houston

Natasha Houston is Frugalpac’s Financial Controller. She’s a qualified accountant responsible for leading the Frugalpac finance department and supporting the wider team with all things finance and ERP.
John-Paul Grogan

John-Paul Grogan

John-Paul Grogan is Frugalpac’s Product Director. He’s been with the business since its formation and has played a huge part in the company’s growth. He’s responsible for making sure that our products deliver on their promises.
Charles Dunn

Charles Dunn

Charles is Frugalpac’s Company Secretary and General Counsel. He is a commercial lawyer with over 30 years of transactional and advisory experience in the UK and abroad.
Marc Ely

Marc Ely

Marc Ely is Project Engineer at Frugalpac. His job is to schedule preparation, planning and resource forecasting for our manufacturing projects, ensuring that technical activity is on time and to budget.
Daren Aberdein

Daren Aberdein

Daren Aberdein MCIPS, Frugalpac’s Global Supply Chain Director, is responsible for logistics, our in-house engineering function and production unit. Daren ensures a lean and efficient supply chain from sourcing materials through to delivery of products to market.
Paula Kendall

Paula Kendall

In her role as Customer Services Representative, as well as a bubbly and warm personality, Paula brings a wealth of experience to assist the sales team with processing orders and taking enquiries for all of our innovative Frugal product range.
Jack Stewart

Jack Stewart

Jack Stewart is a Mechanical Design Engineer and is responsible for developing and designing Frugalpac's production automated machinery. Jack creates engineering drawings, designs 3D CAD assemblies, and assists with construction and testing of these machines.
Jess Phillips

Jess Phillips

Jess is Frugalpac’s Management Accountant. She works closely with the team to provide efficiency and continuous improvement. She is part CIMA qualified and brings a great amount of manufacturing industry knowledge to the team.
Lee Moss

Lee Moss

Lee Moss joined the Frugalpac Team as a Controls Engineer. Working closely with our highly qualified and experienced team of engineers, he is greatly contributing to the success of our Frugalpac machine development and to the dynamics of our Frugalpac family.
Susana Patten

Susana Patten

Susana Patten is the Office Manager. Susana takes the lead in Health and Safety, facilitates the smooth running of the office and Frugalpac facilities, assists in the HR function and plays a support role to finance and engineering.
Duncan Carmichael

Duncan Carmichael

Duncan is Frugalpac's Workshop Engineer. Playing a key part in building, testing and supporting the development of Frugalpac machines, ensuring safe working practices and delivery on time.
George Hood

George Hood

George joins Frugalpac as an experienced workshop engineer. George is a corner stone in the machine build team, he never shies-away from a challenge and always get the job done!
Ho Liu

Ho Liu

Ho is a Design Engineer at Frugalpac and brings valuable skills and experience to the design project; ensuring Frugalpac continues to develop and design world class innovative, production automated machinery.
Michael John Perry

Michael John Perry

Mike is in the Frugalpac Design Engineer Team and makes a valuable contribution to the development and design of Frugalpac's production automated machinery.
Damian Dawid Zak

Damian Dawid Zak

Frugalpac's workshop engineer Damian Zak will ensure the smooth running of Frugalpac's automated production machines and will assist in building the new machines created by our designers for the production of our innovative products.
Steve Brett

Steve Brett

Steve Brett is Frugalpac's Bottle Production Supervisor. Based in Frugalpac's Wickham Market production facility, Steve manages the smooth running, quality and overall output of the automated machine.
Maria Dzedzinova

Maria Dzedzinova

Maria has joined the production team at Frugalpac Wickham Market as Team Leader. Maria is ensuring operatives are working efficiently and effectively and is a key component in keeping the engineers in check!
Anna Krysa

Anna Krysa

Anna adds huge value to the Frugalpac production facility as a trustworthy and reliable bottle machine operative assuring our Frugal Bottle quality is maintained.
Aleksandra Bachowska

Aleksandra Bachowska

Aleksandra offers a safe pair of hands as a Production Operator at Frugalpac's Frugal Bottle plant at Wickham Market. Working with Steve and Maria, she is a valuable member of the team.
Tom Lotherington

Tom Lotherington

Having graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hull, Tom joined our team as a Junior Design Engineer, to assist the design and development of our products and automated assembly machines.

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