London-based Flair Leisure Products sells and markets the toys of yesteryear, such as Play-Doh, Sticklebricks and Sylvanian Families. The toys are made in China, Ireland and Spain and sold in stores such as Toys R Us, Argos and Woolworths. Two of Flair Leisure’s four co-founders are toy industry veterans. Peter Brown was the man behind Tomy UK, while Richard Beecham is a former chairman of Dunby Combex Marx. Sales have grown more than 91% a year from an annualised £1.7m in 1999 to £11.6m in 2002.

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Company details
Year2003
Rank38
CompanyFlair Leisure Products
ActivityToy marketer
LocationSW London
Annual sales rise over 3 years91.29%
Latest sales £000s11,576
Staff25
Founded1999
Websitewww.flairplc.co.uk

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