My Cart

Blake's 2017 Expansion Plans

A few weeks ago we announced the exciting concept of opening “Hubs of Excellence” in a number of strategic UK locations through 2017. The principal aim of the Hubs is to provide each UK area with an expert in the field of envelopes and postal packaging.

This is now becoming a reality with the first Hub opening in October this year, situated in the Centre of Edinburgh on Dublin Street.

The Hub is managed and run by Dario Valente who joined Blake with extensive knowledge of the envelope and postal packaging industry.  MD Michael Barter says ‘I have always had great respect for Dario and he was a formidable competitor in years gone by, so now to have him join the Blake team is a bonus and an asset; his extensive contacts, popularity and recent successful activity, fully justifies our choice to have Dario as Regional Hub Manager for Scotland.

I was very impressed on recent customer visits with Dario and the opportunities available in Scotland - clearly the country is prospering. This fully confirms our decision to make a commitment to Scotland with Edinburgh as the template for our Hub plans. Dario’s contacts and customers have been very supportive and we look forward to their continued backing to make this Hub a roaring success.