CBI Exhibition Showcases Poppy Paper

James Cropper Paper exhibition in the CBI's London Member's Lounge

James Cropper Paper has continued its year-long commemorative activities, as producer of the paper for the Poppy Appeal’s red remembrance poppies, with an exhibition in the Member’s Lounge of the Confederation of British Industries.

The exhibition, focused around a spool of the specially-made, rub and run-resistant paper – perfectly matched to the red of a natural poppy by James Cropper’s master colourists – was drawn together to remember lives lost during conflict as well as marking the long-running relationship between the paper manufacturer and the national Poppy Appeal.

The Member’s Lounge at the CBI’s offices on Cannon Street in the City of London, provides a meeting place for the organisation’s members, whether as an informal drop-in to escape the bustle of the capital or for formal appointments. Its exhibition space welcomes changing showcase displays from many of the country’s leading businesses.

Chris Brown, Commercial Director of James Cropper, said: “This remembrance year has been especially resonant with colleagues who have lost people in conflict and those who have long worked to produce the paper for the Poppy Appeal – a relationship which goes back over 35 years. The centenary of the start of the First World War has also offered us the opportunity to reflect on the lives of the James Cropper employees lost in that conflict. We’re proud to be an integral part of the poppy production process and hope the exhibition provides CBI members with an insight into that contribution.”

Earlier in the year, James Cropper’s headquarters welcomed special guests from the Royal British Legion, including ex-Serviceman, David Horseman to symbolically begin the production of over 250 kilometres of red paper, destined for the Poppy Factory in Kent.

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