Jutexpo buoyed by carrier bag tax

Jutexpo buoyed by carrier bag tax

Reusable bag supplier Jutexpo has moved into new offices after benefiting from Scotland’s 5p carrier bag tax, which was introduced in October 2014.

Scots are now using 147 million fewer carrier bags than they were before the tax was introduced, giving a boost to companies like Jutexpo, which designs, makes and prints jute bags for clients including Dobbie’s, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.

The company has moved into UK Steel Enterprise’s (UKSE’s) managed workspace at Strathclyde Business Park.

Sam Turner, compliance director at Jutexpo, said: “With the increase in business, we were looking for a mid-size office and the set-up at UKSE’s business centre was the right size, fit and price.

“Jutexpo will stay here indefinitely and as the company continues to grow, we look forward to moving into a bigger office on the premises.”

Since UKSE started in 1975, 685 companies have used its office space in Lanarkshire.