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Born under a garden shed

Back in 1987, Harry Coates and his son Nigel set to work in their garden shed building a small vacuum forming machine - a project that was initially meant to keep Harry occupied following his retirement from Leeds-based games company, John Waddington's.
30 years down the line and the garden shed is long gone (although that first machine still exists), and in its place is LVF Packaging - a thriving manufacturer of thermoformed plastic packaging with a multi-million pound turnover and products on the shelves of every leading UK supermarket.
And while Harry has sadly passed away, Nigel and his son, Daniel, now lead a family business that proudly claims to be "big enough to cope, but small enough to care" - a business ethic that has seen it report ten percent growth in nine out of the last ten years.
"I see LVF Packaging as being a true Yorkshire success story," said Nigel. "A business built on firm family foundations that has created a place for itself in a market packed full of multinational, multi-billion pound organisations."