Barkston and The Plastic People are now recruiting in the Leeds area looking for Fabricators & Customer Service personnel. For more information visit our recruitment pages on Indeed or visit our Recruitment webpage on this site.

5 Star plastic supplier and manufacturer

We are called The Plastic People for a reason.  We are people fanatical about what we can do with plastic - and have been since 1969.  (We're not plastic - call us (0113 249 2222), you'll see.)

We set out to create a place where you can get your plastic how you need it, when you need it.  Our site has tonnes of information to help you know what you are buying and what is best for popular jobs (see them here).  We also back all of our plastics with certificates of conformity if required so you can rest assured about the quality too.  We're always happy to talk if you do want some personal advice.  We are definately 'the plastic people' to call - you can be sure of friendly and professional assistance.

Don't just take our words for it though - check out what our customers say via independent reviewer Trustpilot.

Quality products and service

The Plastic People is committed to providing high quality plastics and products as well as effective project management and outstanding customer service. You can rely on us to deliver - we've been in business for 50 years.

Our plastic is traceable and our engineering and manufacturing services meet and, where appropriate, exceed tender specifications and relevant industry-specific regulations and standards.

Cut to your size and shape

We cut our plastic sheets to the exact size or shape you need.  All you need to do is enter your measurements in our Cut To Size calculator. Or, choose our Cut To Shape calculator to select from of our popular shapes or to upload your own shape / requirements. If you would rather email us for a quote you can do that too.  Don't worry: we answer emails quickly.

Key personnel, experience and references

The Plastic People team consists of friendly customer service advisors, efficient administrators, highly experienced and practiced engineers, saw-men and fabricators.  Apprentices also make up a part of our team, learning from our experienced staff and bringing fresh ideas. 

We operate a quality management system to ensure that we deliver consistent high quality. Our system is accredited to ISO 9000 and a copy of the certification is available here.

Our high standard of quality and operation are checked by the UK Accreditation Service annually and by a four yearly in depth audit.

As well as supplying plastic materials, you can rely on our team to deliver bespoke projects and manufacturing and engineering projects.  We approach every project on a case by case basis to ensure we deliver on time, to budget and to exacting standards.


There are many ways our plastic experts can help you.  We make all types of plastic parts, components and products for customers across many different industry sectors. We can produce exact requirements to brilliant quality standards. On the other hand, if you're looking for a great solution we're the people to choose for help and guidance. Reach our helpful team on 0113 249 2200 or email us your enquiry. 


Price Promises

Our prices are regularly reviewed to make sure they are competitive.  We sell most of our plastic sheets cut to size and shape so our customers only pay for what they need. Some other plastic websites advertise 'Price Promises' to appear to be the best choice.  Getting a 'Price Promise' normally involves you having to invest time collecting and emailing off 'like for like' quotes for comparison. When VAT and Delivery Charges are added along with any 'optional extras' many quotes are no longer exactly like for like and, frankly, if you're like us, you end up feeling worn out and let down.  We figure a fair, transparent price from a fair, friendly team of people is a fair and good practice. So, our prices are all online, competitive, transparent and can be seen inclusive or exclusive of VAT.  Our prices will only change for commercial buyers who are offered different prices based on larger requirements. And that's because we can discount larger orders.

Secure Shopping

The Plastic People site is protected by Trustwave, who have recently been named best managed security service finalist.  Our checkout area is safe and secured by Sagepay, known to be one of the most trusted payment companies in Europe and market leader in the UK.

Safe Delivery

We're a plastics supplier that won't let you down.  When your plastic arrives at your chosen delivery address it will be safely packed so it is not damaged. Your plastic will also be covered in a protective film so it is safe and cannot be scratched.   We are based in Leeds and Newcastle but deliver nationally.  We always like to deliver as quickly as possible and be transparent about it.  So, before you checkout you will see an estimated delivery date.  If there is any reason which means the plastic you choose will take longer we will advise you.  We recommend you allow time to receive and check your order before you need to use it.  We do not accept responsibility for any consequential loss.

No Quibble Returns

We aim to please. If we supply imperfect goods or get your order wrong, please tell us as soon as possible and we will send you a replacement without fuss. This does not affect your statutory rights. Read all the details here.