History - The J.T. Hayes Giftwrap Company

Established in 1971, the J.T. Hayes Giftwrap Company delivered all the core qualities of a family business founded on quality, and outstanding customer service. Serving the whole of the UK and Ireland, it provided an exclusive range of quality gift wrapping materials including a large range of generic and bespoke printed items to the retail industry. 

Since 2011 we have built on this established heritage, a dedicated creative team, to create high-impact experiences at point of purchase. We have continued to exceed the expectations of clients, making us a reliable partner for retail customers wishing to improve their point of purchase presentation and gift wrapping facilities.

The name Kudos Design was originally a brand name used by the J.T. Hayes Giftwrap Company but in 2011 it came to the fore as symbolic of superb quality materials, creative finishing effects, stunning colour co-ordinates and design; all key qualities that were synonymous with the J.T. Hayes Giftwrap Company name.

The name Kudos wraps up everything that the JT Hayes Giftwrap company set out to achieve; enhancing presentation with gift wrapping for the world’s leading retail brands.


Kudos Design - Today

The team at Kudos Design today take an innovative and creative approach to gift wrapping and presentation, bringing you a full range of ideas and products for point-of-purchase presentation.

Ever conscious of the seismic changes in modern retailing, and the game changing developments driven by the increase in internet retailing, we work with retailers, internet retailers and the leading brands to improve presentation and processes - including postal gift packaging for safe delivery of on-line purchases, along with our existing range of in store gift wrapping materials. 

Our focus today, is not only to bring you designs that you can buy off the shelf, selected from our tried and proven range, but also to partner with you to create presentation materials that streamline your processes and leave shoppers delighted.

We want to partner with the retail brands to inspire shopper-delight with an exclusive range of gift wrapping products. We look forward to meeting you to share our ideas, create excited shoppers, and manage your complete supply chain for point of purchase presentation. 

From our 7000sq ft. production and warehouse facility in North London we produce, stock and distribute to your multiple retail outlets as required. 

Alternatively our comprehensive stock range of point of purchase gift wrapping and presentation products are available 24/7 online for next day delivery.


‘Join the brands that create excellent experiences for their customers’




ISO9001:2008 Accreditation

ISO 9001:2008 Accreditation

Kudos is committed to ongoing excellence in the quality and service it provides to clients across all areas of operations, production and management.

The ISO accreditation provides a guarantee that there is a robust quality management system in place to guide and govern the operations. Important components of ISO 9001:2008 include customer satisfaction and establishing processes for continuous improvement, items that Kudos values highly.

JT Hayes, and now Kudos have a well established history of consistent high quality design and manufacture of fine quality gift packaging materials and the ISO certification is one that ensures this quality will continue into the future.


ISO14001:2004 Accreditation

ISO 14001:2004 Accreditation

Kudos is now certified compliant to the ISO 14001 standard for Environmental Management Systems.  In short this gives assurance of a responsible business partner, caring for the safe disposal of waste, with a commitment to minimize environmental impact in our day-to-day operations.

We care for the working environment of our staff and yours.

Kudos – your responsible business partner.


Sedex Accreditation

Sedex Approved

The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, is a membership organisation for businesses committed to continuous improvement of the ethical performance of their supply chains.  Sedex enables its members to manage efficiently the ethical and responsible practices of their global supply chains, generating transparency through the provision of a secure, robust, and user-friendly data exchange.

Sedex focuses on Labour Standards, Health & Safety, Environment and Business Integrity.  As a growing membership organisation, Sedex operates on a flexible platform, open to expansion in line with market development and evolving member needs.

Kudos shares the Sedex Vision   Sedex will be the knowledge management provider of choice for measuring and improving ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains. Sedex works with like-minded organisations to drive convergence worldwide in the approach to, and management of, ethical and responsible business practices.