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  • Pantone Colour of the Year

    Pantone Colour of the Year

    Spring currently feels like a distant memory,  but the Pantone Colour Institute’s…

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  • Building Customer Relationships

    Building Customer Relationships

    Starting a new role, everyone wants to make an impact quickly. Before joining…

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  • Blake delivers security and another first

    Blake delivers security and another first

    Blake has continued its diversification into polythene packaging by developing…

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  • Being an Intrapreneur

    Being an Intrapreneur

    Recently I was chatting with a co-worker in my shared workspace, who asked:…

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  • Our December Value Champion

    Our December Value Champion

    Every month here at Blake we recognise and reward the outstanding hard work…

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  • We have opened our second ‘Hub of Excellence’

    We have opened our second ‘Hub of Excellence’

    We are pleased to announce that we have opened our second ‘Hub of Excellence’…

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  • Blake reports record sales figures

    Blake reports record sales figures

    Michael Barter, Managing Director of Blake comments on the challenges and…

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  • Thank you for a great year

    Thank you for a great year

    2016 has been an amazing year for Blake. The start to the year was challenging…

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  • Little Expert Views

    Little Expert Views

    Sometimes it is better to just ask the experts so we asked our little experts…

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  • #GoodPractice

    #GoodPractice

    "Blake did an excellent job creating a completely bespoke event invitation…

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  • LAT_56

    LAT_56

    LAT_56 has carved a name for itself as one of the most premium, exclusive…

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  • Dare to wear yellow day!

    Dare to wear yellow day!

    Blake wear yellow in support of St Margaret's Hospice

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  • Blake and Cross Pens

    Blake and Cross Pens

    Blake and Cross – the luxury pen brand have teamed up

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  • Blake’s 2017 Expansion Plans

    Blake’s 2017 Expansion Plans

    A few weeks ago we announced the exciting

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  • Make it personal

    Make it personal

    Direct mail works, particularly if it’s personal.

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  • 99.8% pick rate

    99.8% pick rate

    Following recent warehouse improvements

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  • Meet the Experts

    Meet the Experts

    We are proud of our staff at Blake and have some amazing people working…

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  • History of the Postal Service

    History of the Postal Service

    The history of the British postal service has produced some fascinating facts…

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  • Our September Value Champion

    Our September Value Champion

    Every month here at Blake we recognise and reward the outstanding hard work and…

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  • Meet Blake’s little experts - Flossie and Isaac

    Meet Blake’s little experts - Flossie and Isaac

    Blake have produced a series of video shorts featuring little experts, Flossie and…

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  • Blake have appointed Alun Smith as Quality and Compliance Manager

    Blake have appointed Alun Smith as Quality and Compliance Manager

    Alun is an experienced pair of hands having been with Blake for twelve years…

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  • Blake Appoints A New General Manager

    Blake Appoints A New General Manager

    Blake have appointed Graham Carlin to be general manager as part of its continued…

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  • The History of Printing

    The History of Printing

    The history of printing has produced some fascinating facts...

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  • Birthday Tribute to The Royal Mail

    Birthday Tribute to The Royal Mail

    The Royal Mail as we know it began in 1516 and for 500 years has enabled people…

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  • Blake and The Postal Museum delivering history

    Blake and The Postal Museum delivering history

    Blake and The Postal Museum have teamed up to deliver a commemorative piece…

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  • Our June Value Champion

    Our June Value Champion

    Every month here at Blake we recognise and reward the outstanding hard work and…

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  • Do you know your bangtail from your BRE?

    Do you know your bangtail from your BRE?

    This glossary of terms should help you find your way around an envelope.

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  • Free Sample Service

    Free Sample Service

    Blake offer a free sample service with next day delivery

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  • Blake and Ricoh showcase their expert partnership with new video

    Blake and Ricoh showcase their expert partnership with new video

    Blake, the envelope and postal packaging experts have launched a new video communicating…

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  • Packaging research reveals how much first impressions matter

    Packaging research reveals how much first impressions matter

    A recent study by OnePoll for label experts Avery Ltd reported in a recent article…

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  • First impressions make all the difference

    First impressions make all the difference

    The mailing envelope you use and the way you use it matters. This is the first and…

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  • Euro 2016 Blitz Day

    Euro 2016 Blitz Day

    Our team are really getting behind Euro 2016 Blitz Day

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  • Father’s Day Trivia - Did you know?

    Father’s Day Trivia - Did you know?

    Ever wondered where Father's Day came from? Read on to find out...

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  • Blake and Ricoh join forces at Drupa

    Blake and Ricoh join forces at Drupa

    Leading envelope, paper and postal packaging company Blake, are putting their digital…

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  • Blake Supports St Margaret's Hospice Colour Run

    Blake Supports St Margaret's Hospice Colour Run

    Sunday 29 May saw the arrival of the Great Somerset Colour Run. Four members…

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  • Blake Colour Run Blitz Day

    Blake Colour Run Blitz Day

    The Blake team really know how to dress up for Summer!

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  • May Blake Blitz Day to Support St Margaret’s Hospice

    May Blake Blitz Day to Support St Margaret’s Hospice

    On Thursday 19th May we will be holding a Blitz Day raffle for every order placed…

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  • It’s been 3 years since we moved in!

    It’s been 3 years since we moved in!

    This month we are celebrating 3 years in Clarence House, The Blake Head Quarters.

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  • Fountain Pen Friday produces calligraphy champions at Blake

    Fountain Pen Friday produces calligraphy champions at Blake

    As part of national stationery week Blake staff helped to celebrate Fountain Pen…

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  • Blake staff get to grips with national pencil day

    Blake staff get to grips with national pencil day

    As part of National Stationery Week, April 25th was National Pencil Day. To celebrate,…

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  • Blake Bring Some Colour to Retail at  The London Stationery Show

    Blake Bring Some Colour to Retail at The London Stationery Show

    Blake, the leading envelope and postal packaging provider are launching their latest…

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  • Our March Value Champion

    Our March Value Champion

    Every month here at Blake we recognise and reward the outstanding hard work and…

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  • Blake at The London Stationery Show 2016

    Blake at The London Stationery Show 2016

    Blake will be exhibiting at The London Stationery Show this month and offering people…

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  • Why Green? Why Recycled?

    Why Green? Why Recycled?

    Why Green? A typical office worker uses up to 45 sheets of paper per day,…

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  • More than envelopes...

    More than envelopes...

    Blake diversify into postal packaging

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  • Happy St. Patrick's Day

    Happy St. Patrick's Day

    The Blake team really know how to dress up!

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  • The class of 2016

    The class of 2016

    Blake welcomes new talent onto it's graduate programme

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  • Blake launches new season fashion lookbook

    Blake launches new season fashion lookbook

    Blake looks forward to a new season with SS16 lookbook

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  • Blake Say it with Colour Blitz Day

    Blake Say it with Colour Blitz Day

    Today is our February Blitz Day, we’re celebrating our ‘Say it with…

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  • Blake welcome new Head of Sales

    Blake welcome new Head of Sales

    Gary Rowan has joined the Blake team as Head of Sales

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  • The Blake Bespoke Service

    The Blake Bespoke Service

    In a digital age, you may be forgiven for thinking that mail is not as important…

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  • The power of the business envelope

    The power of the business envelope

    Discover why the premium business envelope matters

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  • Thank You!

    Thank You!

    A huge thank you to all our customers and colleagues.

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  • Reflecting on 2015

    Reflecting on 2015

    Blake, Managing Director, Michael Barter looks back on 2015 as a year of focus and…

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  • Windows on the World

    Windows on the World

    Open a window on the world of European envelopes

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  •  Letter to Santa? – Pop it in a bright greeting card envelope and catch his attention

    Letter to Santa? – Pop it in a bright greeting card envelope and catch his attention

    Royal mail advise children to post their letters to Santa by 6th December. We…

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  • Blake Bonfire Night Blitz Day

    Blake Bonfire Night Blitz Day

    Today is a Blake Blitz Day! We're celebrating Bonfire Night by putting on…

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  • Blake Premium Business Swatches Sampled to Professionals at The Office Show

    Blake Premium Business Swatches Sampled to Professionals at The Office Show

    We identified Office* 2015 at Olympia in London, 13-14 October as the perfect…

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  • Bring some joy to your cards this Christmas

    Bring some joy to your cards this Christmas

    The tradition of giving Christmas cards began in 1843 when Sir Henry Cole…

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  • Blake Staff Take On the Climb of Life

    Blake Staff Take On the Climb of Life

    This year three members of the Blake team are taking part in the Climb of Life…

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  • Our Autumn Blitz Day!

    Our Autumn Blitz Day!

    Today we're holding a Blitz Day and we've put on our wellies and checked shirts…

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  • The Blake British Bake Off

    The Blake British Bake Off

    The Blake British Bake Off is on! Today we've been holding a staff coffee morning…

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  • Blake Supports ECO Work Shop

    Blake Supports ECO Work Shop

    At Blake we are committed to helping others and when ECO Work Shop were looking…

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  • Put Blake envelopes to the test on Ricoh machines at  The Print Show, NEC Birmingham

    Put Blake envelopes to the test on Ricoh machines at The Print Show, NEC Birmingham

    Blake is delighted to be joining our partners Ricoh on their stand at The Print…

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  • Our August Value Champion

    Our August Value Champion

    Every month at Blake we award and recognise the outstanding hard work and commitment…

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  • Blake’s i16- New Products and Innovation at your Fingertips

    Blake’s i16- New Products and Innovation at your Fingertips

    It’s been a labour of love and we’re delighted to finally announce that…

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  • Personalise your mail with Premium Postfast's Inkjet Capabilities

    Personalise your mail with Premium Postfast's Inkjet Capabilities

    Recently joining our Premium Postfast range of mailing envelopes are our envelopes…

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  • Thank you for an 'ace' Wimbledon Blitz Day!

    Thank you for an 'ace' Wimbledon Blitz Day!

    On Thursday 9 July, we celebrated the Wimbledon quarter-finals by holding a blitz…

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  • What better way to say thank you?

    What better way to say thank you?

    This is Chif, he is a volunteer and helps support a local foodbank project at…

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  • Can you Predict the finals at Wimbledon?

    Can you Predict the finals at Wimbledon?

      It’s June, which means it’s time for some of the biggest events…

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  • Vickie and Nicole take on the IOW Challenge

    Vickie and Nicole take on the IOW Challenge

    As some of you may already know, Nicole, myself and my partner Chris signed…

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  • Our Value Champion!

    Our Value Champion!

    Every month at Blake we award and recognise the outstanding hard work and commitment…

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  • What would you name a zebra?

    What would you name a zebra?

    This competition is now closed.

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  • The completion of the Challenge of a Lifetime...

    The completion of the Challenge of a Lifetime...

    For the past six months, Blake has been eagerly following the progress of the St…

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  • St Margaret's Atlantic Challenge Yacht is nearly home!

    St Margaret's Atlantic Challenge Yacht is nearly home!

    Thursday 16th April 2015 A good nights sleep, a quick breakfast, final…

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  • Staples select Blake’s flagship products to be stocked nationwide

    Staples select Blake’s flagship products to be stocked nationwide

    Blake, the UK’s largest envelope stockist, has won a major mainstream retail…

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  • St Margaret's Yacht on it's way to Cork!

    St Margaret's Yacht on it's way to Cork!

    On Saturday 25th October, yacht, Challenger Two, left Falmouth in Cornwall at…

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  • Our top ten tips for exhibiting...

    Our top ten tips for exhibiting...

    Planning, preparing and actually exhibiting at a show can sometimes be a daunting…

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  • St Margaret's Hospice Yacht crosses the Atlantic

    St Margaret's Hospice Yacht crosses the Atlantic

    The Blake sponsored, Challenge of a Lifetime yacht is now on it's way back across…

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  • Our February Value Champion...

    Our February Value Champion...

    Every month at Blake we award and recognise the outstanding hard work and commitment…

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  • Not sure what to get for Mothers Day?

    Not sure what to get for Mothers Day?

    This Sunday is Mother’s Day.  Celebrated since the 16th century, March brings…

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  • We're having a Dr Seuss Blitz Day!

    We're having a Dr Seuss Blitz Day!

    Today, 2 March, we’re celebrating Dr Seuss Day by holding a Dr Seuss themed…

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  • Atlantic Challenge Yacht begins fifth stage of its journey!

    Atlantic Challenge Yacht begins fifth stage of its journey!

    Monday 23rd February 2015 We have arrived! Nassau, The Bahamas after…

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  • Don't know what to buy your loved one for Valentines Day?

    Don't know what to buy your loved one for Valentines Day?

    We have created a guide to some of our favourite gifts this year...

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  • Blake Receives Seal of Approval from Ricoh

    Blake Receives Seal of Approval from Ricoh

    Blake’s Premium Office envelope range has become the only envelope range in…

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  • Blake Presents Cheque to the MS Society

    Blake Presents Cheque to the MS Society

    On Friday, Andy from the MS Society visited us at Blake to collect a cheque.…

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  • Blake is Exhibiting at the Spring Fair

    Blake is Exhibiting at the Spring Fair

    In February, Blake is exhibiting at the Spring Fair at the NEC in Birmingham.…

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  • St Margaret's Hospice Yacht in the Caribbean

    St Margaret's Hospice Yacht in the Caribbean

    The Yacht is now sailing through the Caribbean on the fourth leg of its…

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  • Our Value Champion!

    Our Value Champion!

    On Tuesday, we held one of our monthly company presentations to give out our…

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  • Our Christmas Opening Times

    Our Christmas Opening Times

    We will be closing for a short breather this Christmas between midday…

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  • Our November Value Champion...

    Our November Value Champion...

    Every month at Blake we award and recognise the outstanding hard work and commitment…

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  • Blake's Christmas Products

    Blake's Christmas Products

    This December, an estimated 13% of all retail sales will be online. This means…

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  • The Yacht begins the Second Stage of its Journey

    The Yacht begins the Second Stage of its Journey

    The Challenge of a lifetime yacht has begun the second part of its journey

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  • Blake Sponsors Climb of Life

    Blake Sponsors Climb of Life

    Blake contributed to the Climb of Life event after being impressed with the great…

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  • Our Value Champions!

    Our Value Champions!

    Every month at Blake we award and recognise the outstanding hard work and commitment…

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  • Blake Supports Children in Need

    Blake Supports Children in Need

    On Friday 14th November, Blake joined in with the BBC's Children in Need Day…

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  • Blake primary supplier of ‘Documents Enclosed’ wallets

    Blake primary supplier of ‘Documents Enclosed’ wallets

    Blake is one the largest stockists of Documents Enclosed Wallets in the UK.

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  • Blake Holds a Barbeque for Staff

    Blake Holds a Barbeque for Staff

    Yesterday we had a barbeque at Blake as a reward for an excellent sales month…

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  • St Margaret's Hospice Yacht begins Epic Journey Across the Atlantic

    St Margaret's Hospice Yacht begins Epic Journey Across the Atlantic

    Follow the progress of the yacht as it sails around the Atlantic Ocean...

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  • Best Commercial Property Award!

    Best Commercial Property Award!

    Blake and Claremont are presented with Best Commercial Workplace in the South West

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  • New Video -Challenge of a Lifetime

    New Video -Challenge of a Lifetime

    Watch the exciting new video about Blake's support of St Margaret's Hospice Challenge…

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  • Blake support St Margaret's Challenge

    Blake support St Margaret's Challenge

    Blake support St Margaret's Hospice's new idea for raising money...

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  • Dare to Wear Yellow Blitz Day!

    Dare to Wear Yellow Blitz Day!

    Blake wear yellow in support of St Margaret's Hospice

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  • Blake Staff Skydive for Charity

    Blake Staff Skydive for Charity

    Watch the videos as Blake staff skydive to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis…

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  • Christmas Greeting Card Envelopes

    Christmas Greeting Card Envelopes

    Blake's huge selection of greeting card envelopes.

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  • Royal Mail’s Christmas Gift – The New Bigger "Small Parcel" Size

    Royal Mail’s Christmas Gift – The New Bigger "Small Parcel" Size

    Making the most of Royal Mail's new small parcel size

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  • Envelope Pass-the-Parcel - (well, sort of...)

    Envelope Pass-the-Parcel - (well, sort of...)

    Be honest, which would you open first (or save and enjoy last?)

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  • Royal Mail Small Parcel Size Larger!

    Royal Mail Small Parcel Size Larger!

    Royal Mail is increasing its small parcel size!

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  • Mailing Envelopes

    Mailing Envelopes

    The largest range of mailing envelopes in the world!

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  • Website voted one of the best again!

    Website voted one of the best again!

    Blake's Website is one of the best again!

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  • September Blitz Day

    September Blitz Day

    September the 1st was our Back to School themed Blitz Day.

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  • Macmillan Cancer Support

    Macmillan Cancer Support

    Vickie's parents, supported by Blake, do a Hog Roast for Macmillan Cancer Support

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  • Premium Avant Garde Envelopes

    Premium Avant Garde Envelopes

      At the forefront of envelope protection, the Avant Garde range is extra…

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  • Premium Business Envelopes

    Premium Business Envelopes

    The flagship of the Premium range of products.

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  • Premium Office Envelopes

    Premium Office Envelopes

    Probably the world's most versatile envelope. It is suitable for use with…

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  • St Margaret's Hospice

    St Margaret's Hospice

    Blake Donates to St Margaret's Hospice.

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  • Our Website...One Of The Best

    Our Website...One Of The Best

    We are pleased to announce that the Blake website has been picked out as one…

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  • Commonwealth Games Blitz Day

    Commonwealth Games Blitz Day

    1st August was our Commonwealth Games Blitz Day, with lots of sporty prizes up for…

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  • Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

    Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

    What's happening in August?

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  • Coloured Envelopes from Blake

    Coloured Envelopes from Blake

    With the largest range of coloured envelopes in Europe, we've got a coloured envelope…

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  • Premium Secure Envelopes

    Premium Secure Envelopes

    One of the strongest envelopes in the world, tearing up the competition...

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  • Commonwealth Games

    Commonwealth Games

    What's happening in July?

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  • 10 Reasons To Use Mail

    10 Reasons To Use Mail

    10 reasons to use mail for sending information and marketing to your customers,…

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  • The May Value Champion!

    The May Value Champion!

    Find out who the winner and runners up were this month...

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  • 300km in 7 days...

    300km in 7 days...

    Back in March, Blake sponsored Kathryn Haw in her efforts to trek across Northern…

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  • Snazzy Metallic Envelopes!

    Snazzy Metallic Envelopes!

    First impressions count so wow your customers with our range of snazzy metallic…

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  • Trooping the Colour

    Trooping the Colour

    What's happening in June?

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  • May Blitz Day

    May Blitz Day

    22nd May played host to our gardening themed Blitz Day

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  • Posting your invoices costs you less

    Posting your invoices costs you less

    A survey has been carried out which has identified that e-billing actually costs…

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  • Why direct mail still matters

    Why direct mail still matters

    A study has found that consumers are more likely to deal with direct mail immediately…

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  • May 2014

    May 2014

    What's happening in May?

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  • April is here!

    April is here!

    What's happening in April?

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  • The March Value Champion!

    The March Value Champion!

    The winners are revealed for this month's value champion.

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  • IPEX 2014 So Far...

    IPEX 2014 So Far...

    This week Blake have been exhibiting at IPEX 2014 to launch our new, exciting product…

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  • Flooding

    Flooding

    Clive and Vickie visited the Somerset levels to donate some money to help those…

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  • March 2014

    March 2014

    Take a look at our 2014 calendar...

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  • 5 Reasons To Visit IPEX 2014

    5 Reasons To Visit IPEX 2014

    Have you booked your complimentary tickets to IPEX 2014? If not, find out why you…

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  • And the winner is...

    And the winner is...

    The winner and runners up for January's Values Champion

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  • Blake launch new brands at IPEX 2014

    Blake launch new brands at IPEX 2014

    Blake are exhibiting at IPEX 2014 from 24th - 29th March to launch our new brand…

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  • February

    February

    Take a look at our 2014 calendar...

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  • 2013 Calendar

    2013 Calendar

    An exciting addition to any office workspace

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  • Q & A Session with Nicole

    Q & A Session with Nicole

    Nicole tells us about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro...

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  • Nicole is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro!

    Nicole is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro!

    Nicole from our sales team is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the…

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  • Letters v. emails

    Letters v. emails

    A study comparing the psychological impact of receiving a letter v. email

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  • Envelopes in action

    Envelopes in action

    Take a look at our new creative videos inspired by our design range!

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  • Letters are more important than ever

    Letters are more important than ever

    An article from the Harvard Business Review describes how handwritten notes are…

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  • Welcome to blake

    Welcome to blake

    Take a tour of our new office headquarters and meet the team

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  • Welcome to our brand new headquarters

    Welcome to our brand new headquarters

    As we are constantly trying to improve and grow, we have created a brand new…

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  • Supporting our local lifeboats

    Supporting our local lifeboats

    Weymouth branch of the RNLI

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  • FSC Chain of Custody

    FSC Chain of Custody

    blake envelopes retains FSC certification

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  • A Winter Tale

    A Winter Tale

    We always try to over deliver, whatever the weather

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  • Blake Envelopes Supporting Charities

    Blake Envelopes Supporting Charities

    Good causes helped throughout the year

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  • New Metallic Envelopes Added to our Design Range

    New Metallic Envelopes Added to our Design Range

    Three new colours in the Design Range.

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  • Premium Prestige Laid Launch

    Premium Prestige Laid Launch

    New premium quality envelopes in four sizes.

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  • Blake Envelopes Introduce 'Envolite Black' Range

    Blake Envelopes Introduce 'Envolite Black' Range

    Light weight padded envelopes with a difference!

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  • Launch of Blake Envelopes New Packaging Range

    Launch of Blake Envelopes New Packaging Range

    A new range of packaging envelope products.

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  • Blake Envelopes Environmental and Quality Control Accreditations

    Blake Envelopes Environmental and Quality Control Accreditations

    We are able to offer for sale a total of 45 products that bear the FSC logo.

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  • Blake Envelopes achieve PEFC Chain of Custody

    Blake Envelopes achieve PEFC Chain of Custody

    Blake Envelopes have achieved PEFC Chain of Custody Accreditation.

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