Carte Blanche Greetings

This firm designs greeting cards and gifts. Its bestseller is the Me to You brand, the grey bear with a blue nose that can be found as a soft toy, on cards and on stationery in stores such as Clinton Cards, WH Smith and Asda. Stephen Haines mortgaged his home and sold his motorbike to found Chichester-based Carte Blanche in 1987. Its sales have grown by slightly more than 71% a year from £7m in 1999 to £35.2m in 2002.

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Company details
Year2003
Rank72
CompanyCarte Blanche Greetings
ActivityGreeting card publisher
LocationChichester
Annual sales rise over 3 years71.04%
Latest sales £000s35,208
Staff130
Founded1987
Websitewww.metoyou.co.uk

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