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Record Growth for Folkestone Firm

West Design Products Ltd

West Design Products Ltd

While the retail giant Tesco reports record losses in the billions, enterprising local companies are reporting record profits. West Design Products Ltd. based in Folkestone is a manufacturer, wholesaler and distributor of stationery, toys, art, craft and education products. The company reported double-digit growth this year with a record £16m gross turnover, and plans to use this as a springboard to promote further growth and expansion into Europe.

West Design Products Ltd. Is run from a headquarters and warehouse in Folkestone, Kent, and supported by a manufacturing plant in Plymouth, Devon. The business has just appointed its first European Sales Manager, James Daniels, to drive international business growth. Daniels comments that “the European marketplace is a really exciting arena for us. We’ve already got strong connections with a number of well-known brands on the continent so it makes sense to expand our business operations overseas.”

Jo Bray, Director of Sales and Marketing at the family-run firm explains “our new ventures to expand into Europe will increase turnover again this year. We have an exclusive pan-European distribution agreement set up with German art supplies manufacturer, Faber-Castell, for their Creativity For Kids craft kits range. We are also sole European distributors for popular products such as the Lego USB sticks and the Glue Dots range of craft and stationery adhesives.”

West Design Products Ltd. employs more than 130 people, stocks over 20,000 products and acts as supplier to retailers such as John Lewis, Amazon, Hobbycraft and independent art and craft retailers across the UK. 

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