About Us

M.J Shardlow & Co Ltd started back in 1965, selling stationery to local businesses. The business grew and expanded into one of the leading packaging suppliers in the South Island. A family owned and run business with a combined experience of 70 years in the industry. We pride ourselves in offering our customers great service and extensive product knowledge.

We don’t have high minimum purchase quantities and we sell to the public, no matter how small.

With our knowledge and expertise we can provide you with the best packaging solutions for your needs.

We have an extensive range of packaging, tapes & adhesives, cleaning products, cafeteria supplies and retail packaging but if we don’t have it, we’ll source it. We will go to great lengths to source specific products or alternatives for our customers.

We have our own full time drivers so we can provide a faster and more personal service. Delivery is free in the Christchurch area for all orders over $100. Orders under $100 will incur a $5 handling and delivery charge. We also freight nationwide.

Staff Profile

Mike Shardlow – Founder of Shardlows packaging in 1965. Mike was originally from Sheffield, England.  He was a provincial rep for Soccer and Cricket and played in the Chatham Cup. Mike ran the business for over 45 years and built it up from humble beginnings to one of the leading Packaging companies in the country.  Sadly, Mike Shardlow passed away in April 2013 but has left the company in great hands.


Nadia Marinelli – Managing Director – Since working in the family business through high school and university, Nadia completed her Marine Zoology degree and then began her career in the family business.   Nadia brings with her, over 30 years of experience in the Packaging Industry.

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Managing Director - Nadia Marinelli

Accounts – Maxine Morris, Nadia Marinelli

Sales – Maxine Morris, Julia Rinckes, Fiona Williams, Leigh Barrett, Nadia Marinelli, Sharon Smith

Store – Daniel Frisken, Leigh Barrett

Marketing -  Nadia Marinelli

Deliveries – Daniel Frisken, Darrell Jones, Trevor Spiers

Purchasing - Fiona Williams, Nadia Marinelli