Heritage Envelopes Ltd


Heritage Envelopes is the U.K. manufacturing base of Mayer-Kuvert-network GmbH. Currently (2015) Heritage turnover is c£20m per annum and produce nearly 3 billion envelopes at the factory in Blackburn, (equal to approx.15% of the volume of envelopes passing through the UK postal systems). Core product groups include plain or printed inserting machine envelopes, office wallet and pocket envelopes and selected protective envelopes and packaging products. Heritage Envelopes is a member of various trade associations including EMA (Envelope Manufacturers Association), EMSA (Envelope Manufacturers & Suppliers Association) and FEPE (European Federation of Envelope Manufacturers). Award winning envelope printing recognised by Gold and Silver Awards from the FTA (Flexographic Technological Association) in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and finalists at the Lancashire Business Review magazine Red Rose Awards 2016 demonstrating the company's significant presence in local and UK manufacturing.


Heritage Envelopes was founded in 1985 as a family business, with one machine. Since then, the company has outgrown several re-locations to become one of the largest UK manufacturers of envelopes producing nearly 3 billion envelopes annually (equal to approx.15% of the volume passing through the entire UK postal network). Today, still based in Blackburn, supporting UK manufacturing and headed up by Mark Sears, CEO and family member of the company founders, Heritage is part of the Mayer-Kuvert-network GmbH, present in 20 countries and the largest group of envelope producers and distributors in Europe.

Client List

The business supplies the mail production industry, the Direct Mail sector, Mail Order companies, print management companies, charities, governmental departments and large financial institutions including many banks and insurance companies, much of which nowadays through intermediaries such as Print Management companies, paper and office products distributors and industry wholesalers.

Market Focus

Our market focus is to offer a comprehensive envelope range of both inserting machine envelopes and commercial office envelopes. We offer a total printed envelope service from bespoke manufacture in-line 1 and 2 colour flexo, 4 colour pro-flex and pre-printed reel and offset litho overprinting. Heritage recognises, to be successful and profitable, a compelling offer including competitive pricing, highest award winning* print quality, reliable products and delivery, supported by storage capability of stock or customer own products and nationwide deliveries. In an increasingly challenging market Heritage are innovative and forward thinking, pro-actively promoting solutions for reduction of waste packaging and operational efficiency with innovative and patented product solutions such as Autoflat and PackMail, which will help the company and their clients in the mail production industry to significantly reduce their impact on the environment . *FTA (Flexo Technological Association) Excellence in Flexography Gold & Silver Award winners

Environmental Credentials

PEFC and FSC Certification. ISO 14001 Enviromental Management, ISO 18000 Health and Safety Management, ISO 9001 Quality Systems Mangement and if customers require it Heritage can offer full PAS 2020 compliant products.

Contact Details

Heritage Envelopes Limited, Heritage House, 6 Davyfield Road, Darwen, Blackburn, Lancs BB1 2LU United Kingdom

Heritage Envelopes Ltd