Founded in 1991 as a stationery shop by husband-and-wife team Marion and Michael Bray, 73 and 72, this Folkestone-based business now offers a range of 20,000 products, including stationery, toys, and arts and crafts. It manufactures its own brands in Plymouth and is the sole European distributor of Faber-Castell craft kits for children. It is run by twins Joanna and Owen Bray, both 36, children of the founders. Exports to 50 countries hit £3.1m in 2018, with America its largest market.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank33
CompanyWest Design
ActivityArts and crafts supplier
LocationFolkestone
2-yr av intl sales growth pa94.31%
International sales £000s3,129
Total sales £000s28,641
Staff184
Founded1991
Websitewww.westdesignproducts.co.uk

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