14-02-2018 • Envelopes

Encore Envelopes Expands

Encore Envelopes expands with Yorkshire acquisition

We’re pleased to announce that Encore Envelopes has expanded, with the acquisition of a Leeds manufacturer, saving more than 120 jobs in the process.

Encore Envelopes stepped in to purchase the Yorkshire business, Great Northern Envelopes, saving it from administration and safeguarding 129 jobs overall.

“It’s great news that we have been able to purchase the business and assets of GNE, as this transaction will provide continuous employment for the Company’s experienced and loyal workforce. 

“Importantly, the acquisition, coupled with the ongoing strong financial and technical support which Encore can provide, will also ensure the continuity of supply for all Great Northern Envelope customers from its factory in Leeds.”

  • Russell Croisdale, Encore Envelopes Managing Director


Established in 1984, Encore Envelopes produces nearly three billion printed envelopes from our factory in Washington for the direct mail and transactional markets, serving the same sector as GNE.

Moving forward from the acquisition, the business will continue to trade as Great Northern Envelopes.

We can’t wait to see what the rest of 2018 will bring for the Encore Group, and can’t wait to move forward with the newly acquired, Great Northern Envelopes.


If you’re curious about our envelope services, or would like to find out more about the Encore brand, please get in touch on 0191 415 8333 or email

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