This Hull company supplies specialist paper for graphic designers, brands and companies such as Burberry and Mulberry. Its growth overseas has been driven by its Colorplan range, comprising 50 colours, 25 embossed textures and eight weights. GF Smith’s paper is sold in 70 countries, with brand partners and ambassadors appointed in each location. Under joint managing directors John Haslam, 51, and Phil Alexander, 54, overseas sales hit £2.9m in 2014.
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