Carrier Bags of all types shapes and sizes, printed or plain, for assistance call us now on: (0115) 9410600

About Us

Oversolve Carrier Bags Ltd was established in 1992 by the current Directors Steven Thornhill & Ian Brinkler as manufacturers of quality printed carrier bags. They saw a hole in the market for a company that could offer customers a quick turnaround paired with quality and competitively priced carrier bags.

From its humble beginnings back in 1992, Oversolve has gone from strength to strength investing in both machinery and its people. Oversolve currently employs 35 staff and has invested over £3m in plant and machinery to produce the finest quality carrier bags and products.

From this equipment and people investment, Oversolve is now capable of producing over 2 million printed carrier bags, including patch handle, variguage carrier bags, flexiloop handle carrier bags, drawtape and punched out handled carrier bags per week. With our wide range of machinery we are ale to print from single colour up to 8 colours onto the required carrier bag. We can even set runs up of just 1000 pieces.

Our quick service is a key point for Oversolve and we aim to turn around orders at almost break-neck speeds. This enables our clients to have greater stock control and confidence that deadlines are met in good time.

Over the years, Oversolve has also developed strong trading links with other factories world wide enabling us to offer existing and new clients other types of bags; Paper Laminated bags with cord handles (luxury) Paper kraft carriers with either paper tape or twist handles as well as many versions of eco friendly bags including cotton and Jute bags. A recent addition to our range; the cotton bag and Jute bag are now printed on site with speedy turn round and a minimum order of just 100 pieces can be ordered .

About The Team

Here at Oversolve we have a vastly experienced team who will assist you at every stage of your purchase, They are both technically skilled and have a deep industry knowledge that will ensure you get the highest quality carrier bags at the very best price possible.

The most important factor being that you the customer get exactly what you want in the quickest and most effective way, you can rely on the team at Oversolve to guide you where necessary to ensure everything runs smoothly and to plan.

Please see below for a brief introduction to see of our key personnel…

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Steven Thornhill
Managing Director

Steven has been involved with the business from its inception . With 30 years' experience in the packaging world there is not much he doesn’t know about carrier bags.


Production Director

Ian has been involved with the company since day one. Controls the factory production and has a wealth of experience in the workings of all the machines employed here and keeps them going to meet deadlines and production targets . Our YES man is always willing to meet customers impossible delivery challenges


Carl Hughes

Our longest serving sales person. Carl joined us from a plate repro graphics back ground and has enjoyed seeing the company grow and venture from manufacturing into international product sourcing . A big fan of his beloved Manchester City


Phillip Perkins


Phil joined us seven years ago .bringing a wealth of sales experience in the packing world having been in the industry since 1988 . Phil's knowledge of our products and International procurement has pushed Oversolve into a new era sourcing many other products other than just carrier bags


Mark Kay
Sales - Northern Office

Mark run’s Oversolve ’s Northern office in Manchester and has been supplying carrier bags and packaging for over 10 years. He is the ideal person if you need a visit or if it’s just a general chat to discuss your packaging requirements and quotations, Mark is always ready to help.


Bobbie Ratcliffe

Robert is a recent member of our growing sales team, joining us in a sales capacity.


Kim Baldwin

Kim is our latest member of the team, joining us in a sales capacity.


Rebecca Thornhill

Rebecca has been with us for many years and is in charge of new order administration . Primarily orders that are produced on sight in our factory here in Nottingham
The boss's daughter so has a tough job !


Katie Thornhill

Katie another of the boss's daughters (how many has he got !!) is involved in administration sorting repeat orders and keeping clients up to speed with order acknowledgements.
Also training to be our social Media guru . Spends copious amounts of time on Facebook and twitter all for the greater good of the company apparently !


Rachel Wightman

Rachel another long serving (or suffering) member of the team has the unenviable task of trying to get companies to part with their money a thankless task he says. She's the lady that pays the bills as well so if you’re a supplier keep her happy (Likes wine and chocolates hint hint !)


Beverly Thompson

Bev is our answer to Eddie Stobbart ! sorting our deliveries from 1 carton to China or a full trailer load to one of our many clients . Always helpful making sure our deliveries are on time
The link between our production team and customers a vital role and vast experience in letting the customer know what's happening. An avid knitter as well so if you need a new jumper or hat ask nicely and you may be lucky !