Dragon’s Den Sustainability Champion Awarded OBE

Posted by Rachel Westall on 23 January 2024

Rachel Watkyn has been awarded the OBE for services to Sustainable and Ethical Business Growth and Exports. . Dragon’s Den’s most successful female entrepreneur, Rachel Watkyn, founder of Tiny Box Company, has been recognised for her tireless efforts to help businesses become more sustainable.

headshot of blonde lady in navy suit Rachel says, "This is a huge honour and I am grateful and humbled at being made an OBE for something I feel so strongly about. Tiny Box Company started with a solution to help businesses who want to make the move to be more ethical and sustainable in their practices. I hope this helps give me and Tiny Box a platform to help more businesses make that positive change. Individually we can't change the world. But together we can make a Tiny Difference."

Tiny Box company is the UK's premier supplier of ethically sourced, recycled packaging. It was founded in 2007 when Rachel had an ethical jewellery business but discovered it was almost impossible to find recycled packaging to showcase her products. Since it was founded Tiny Box Company has provided bespoke printed and plain packaging to over 200,000 clients, from cottage industries to large brand such as the BBC, Netflix and Boux Avenue.

Recycled and recyclable boxes, bags, ribbon and stickers are hand printed at The Tiny Box Company print and distribution centre in Sussex and highly bespoke products are made at our Tiny Box Maker factory in Cornwall. Any products that are imported from other countries go through a thorough due diligence process which includes Rachel visiting each factory personally to see working conditions to ensure they meet her high standards of ethical practice.

Visit: Tiny Box Company

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