Nominated for:
Family business of the year

Lifetime achievement
Rising star

We are a family-owned and run company, proud to be based in the UK. Working with over 20,000 products at any given time, we are a fast-growing manufacturer, importer, distributor and wholesaler of toys, art and craft, education and stationery products nationwide and worldwide. We employ more than 130 people across our two premises – HQ and warehouse in Folkestone, Kent, and manufacturing division in Plymouth, Devon.

We are the sole UK distributor of Faber-Castell Art & Graphic ranges, Copic and Marabu Craft Colours as well as the sole UK and European distributor of Faber-Castell Creativity For Kids (CFK) kits. We also act as a wholesaler for other prestige brands, such as Winsor & Newton, Daler Rowney, Manuscript and Mitsubishi Uni.

Over half of our turnover is manufactured in Plymouth, including Kids Craft activity kits, Westfolio polypropylene folders and portfolios, Magic Color and Stephens papers. This gives us all the benefits of local supply, both environmentally and economically, plus the ability to say with pride ‘Made in Britain’.

We supply to major retailers, such as John Lewis, Hobbycraft, The Range, Debenhams, WHS and Amazon, as well as independent retail shops and the Toymaster Group. We strongly believe in the importance of friendly, rapid and efficient service and we continue to strive to provide the best possible level of service to our customers.

What town/city are you based in?
FolkestoneKent (South East)

Number of generations
2nd generation

Industry
Manufacturing – Other

Number of employees
101-250

Twitter
@westdesignprod

Website
www.westdesignproducts.co.uk