Our Workshop & Staff

The Empty Box Company has a workshop in Devon, where all our boxes are hand made by artistic trained individuals. It takes at least 6 weeks to be trained to make even just a starter number of the boxes, and our more experienced staff, with several year’s knowledge & practice, to do the more complicated ones. With over 80 different designs and sizes of box, and new types of boxes and designs being introduced every year, there is a lot to learn!

The Empty Box Company provides jobs for artistic enthusiastic individuals. Our staff work in an inspiring creative atmosphere located in rural areas, sustaining art in industry and green employment in countryside.

The workshop, looking it’s neatest, in Devon before our Open Day. The building was purpose built for The Empty Box Company using environmentally friendly building products and insulation.

In addition to James and Giselle, our staff include:

Devon workshop: Rosie, Louise, Zoe, Erica, Tim, Joely, Ollie, Pippa, & Betsy. Claire is our calligrapher, and Holly our Book-keeper.

Helen works from our satellite office in Harrogate, Bethany in Bath, and Sarah in Surrey.

For an inside look, to see when Spotlight South West filmed in our Devon workshop see the link on our About page.

The Devon workshop recently received grant funding to help put in a mezzanine floor, from Greater Dartmoor LEAF funding. This project was to increase the production floor space for making boxes. In 2019, we will receive a grant towards a digital cutter, to help us cut our board, and create new sizes and bespoke boxes.

The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas

Latest Reviews

I have recently received my order from you, and would just like to thank you all so much for my wedding dress box. It was a surprise to see such a wonderful designed box, which had a lot of storage space. I have searched high and low for a large box and have only been successful with yourself.
Very rarely in this busy world we lead do I feel strongly enough to put “pen to paper” however having taken delivery of my wedding dress travel box this morning I feel compelled to write to you! I must admit that initially, I hesitated about placing an order for what seemed effectively like just an empty box. Well, I stand corrected! The box is absolutely stunning and of amazing quality – I simply had to express my thanks for supplying such a beautiful product. Rest assured it will be displayed with pride on top of my wardrobe.
Wow! What a beautiful box for my wedding dress. It was so sad to pack my dress away, but your box was just perfect. My Mum thought I was ordering just an ordinary plain box! No way! Thank you so much.
I just wanted to send a big thank you for my lovely wedding dress box, which I received last week. I am very impressed by the attention to detail – from the quality beautiful box itself, to the way in which it was packed to ensure it arrived in pristine condition. All for a very reasonable price! My dress fits perfectly inside and the box has pride of place in my wardrobe.
Just wanted to write and say how pleased I am with my Wedding Dress Box, my dress fits perfectly and the design (essence gold) is exactly in keeping with my wedding colour scheme. The dress box is so good, I’ve just ordered a tiara box to match!
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