Adare has won print-management contracts from Heineken and Fitness First recently, bolstering a client list that already included Laura Ashley and HBOS. The Huddersfield firm, which also offers marketing and communications services, sold off its high-street outlets, including Prontaprint, earlier this year. Chief executive Robert Whiteside is now focusing on expanding Adare’s business on the Continent and investing in new digital printing technology. Founded in 1991, Adare achieved sales of £153.1m in 2007.

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Company details
ActivityMarketing services provider
LocationWest Yorkshire
Sales £m*153.0
Operating profit £m*7.0
Main shareholdersManagement (50%), Bank of Scotland Corporate

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda