Wessex Packaging Expands with Bayquest Packaging Acquisition

21st July 2020

Logistics BusinessWessex Packaging Expands with Bayquest Packaging Acquisition

Wessex Packaging, one of the UK’s leading independent packaging companies, has acquired Bayquest Packaging to further expand its operations across the South Coast of England.

Established for 45 years, Wessex Packaging is family owned and run, and a trusted supplier to businesses throughout the UK. As experts in load stability and packaging efficiency, Wessex Packaging has a team of industry-leading professionals and a global supply chain that delivers real commercial insights and benefits to organisations such as Amazon and Wincanton plc.

Bayquest Packaging is a well-respected Wimborne (Dorset) based company that supplies companies throughout Dorset, Hampshire and across the South Coast. Having founded the business in 1982, CEO David Calvert wanted to ensure that a similar customer-focused company took over Bayquest Packaging on his retirement.

By joining forces, Wessex Packaging is now serving Bayquest’s customers with the same high levels of customer service but can also provide them with an increased product range, free next day delivery and a full-service audit and efficiency service to ensure that they are using the most relevant and effective packaging.

Having been part of the Bayquest Packaging team for many years, Steve Chipchase remains a core part of the new team, as Business Development Manager responsible for the Dorset and South Coast area, and guaranteeing a continuity of service for existing customers, and welcoming new customers to the business. Steve is based at Bayquest Packaging’s new sales office at the Arena Business Centre in Poole.

Steve Chipchase says: “Bayquest Packaging has always had a reputation for friendly service and expert packaging advice, and I’m pleased that Wessex Packaging has too. These are exciting times and I look forward to working with the Wessex team.”

Mark Barter, MD of Wessex Packaging, says: “I am delighted to welcome Steve to the team, and all the Bayquest Packaging customers to Wessex Packaging and I would also like to thank David for all his hard work and wish him a long and happy retirement.”

Pictured left to right are: Andy House: Warehouse Manager; Mark Barter: Managing Director; Steve Chipchase: Business Development Manager; Maria Cassingham: Customer Service Manager