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Watercombe Park, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2HL

T:  +44 (0)1935 477555  |  E:  sales@blake-envelopes.com  |  W:  www.weareblake.com

        

 

About Us

Blake are market leaders in the world of envelopes and postal packaging, distributing to over 45 countries worldwide. We provide sustainable enveloping solutions that create memorable experiences to anyone receiving messages and products.

At Blake, we offer high-quality envelope overprinting on a variety of envelope sizes from our Creative Colour Range. Whether you want to design a small pack of envelopes or you need 3,000, our web to print tool allows you to design in colour, black and white.

Why Choose Blake

Blake envelope, paper and packaging products have been refined through three generations…

  • Quality
    Consistency of product is paramount to us and stringent manufacturing criteria ensures this is maintained. All of our grades are made from specified papers, some of which have been specially developed for us to meet market needs. The internationally recognised Blake registered opaque is not only attractive in its appearance but serves to enhance the whiteness of any paper and provides maximum security to the envelope’s content.

  • Product Range
    With over 1600 different envelope products available from stock we have one of the largest ranges in the world. Even in the most developed postal markets such as the UK, 40 percent of our product range is unique to Blake. We have made envelopes exciting by introducing products that the world has never seen before and this constant innovation continues.

  • Environment
    Blake is dedicated to the practice of sound environmental stewardship and this can be testified in our move to our current Headquarters, which has been built embracing the latest 'best' environmental practices, thus reducing our Carbon Footprint by over 40 percent.

  • Stockholding
    With 8,500 pallets in stock - equating to over 400 million envelopes - we can cater for the biggest orders. Long lead times can be a thing of the past when dealing with Blake due to our depth of stock.

 

Product/Services

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PAPER

PACKAGING

NOTE CARDS

PERSONALISATION

With over 1600 different product lines available from stock, Blake can boast one of the largest envelope ranges available anywhere in the world!

Rich and diverse, our Paper collection holds that special something to suit every taste.

Within our expansive and all-encompassing collection, you will find everything you need to promote your brand, protect your contents and, above all, ensure a safe delivery. 

Note cards and envelope packs.

Here at Blake Made, we are proud to work with some incredible brands! 

 

Sustainability and the Environment

OUR POLICY

We at Blake are very conscious of the need to be sustainable in our practice; we are a market leader supplying sustainable postal packaging products to the market and therefore we MUST practice what we preach.

We can personally say that it bring an inner smile to know that what Blake is doing is not only respecting the environment but adding to its grandeur.

Many of us have children and some of us have the privilege to have grandchildren, and therefore it is our responsibility to ensure Blake leave a legacy that future generations can enjoy for many years.

In our Sustainability & The Environment section, you will note a selection of our sustainable goals that we have already achieved, however at Blake we never feel we are done, but rather stretch ourselves to achieve more ambitious achievements for the greater good of all.

At Blake we bring a smile to the next generation.

OUR GREEN VALUES

Here at Blake, we pride ourselves on being a truly sustainable business.

Our mission is to be;

“POSITIVELY PASSIONATE, CONSISTENTLY CARING AND SUSTAINABLY SOUND FROM BEGINNING TO END”

We aim for absolute sustainability in everything we do, at every touch point from the first contact with Blake through to the delivery of final product.

We believe that sustainability isn’t just about meeting current needs, however, but more importantly, it is about ensuring we are here for the long term and are paving the way for a bright tomorrow…

More than just using resources wisely, minimizing our impact on the world around and offering environmentally friendly products, important though these are, it also means having a truly sustainable business model, having financial sustainability and being identified as a company who have an ability to be agile and make decisions quickly.

Blake wins EcoVadis Silver Medal
We’re proud to announce that Blake have been awarded an EcoVadis Silver Medal for our work with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), ranking us among the top 25% of all companies evaluated by EcoVadis globally. Read more

SUSTAINABLE PREMISES

Here at Blake, we have always sought to ensure our carbon footprint is kept to a minimum, and we have adopted a number of strategies to achieve this.

Our head offices in Yeovil have been designed and built to exacting performance standards, including many special features.

  • All our electricity is produced from renewable sources
  • An additional 50% thermal insulation 
  • Fully automatic cooling systems
  • Fan assisted cooling in our server room
  • Automated LED lighting
  • Electric forklifts in all our warehouses
  • A strict recycling scheme promoting the recovery of valuable resources

EVOLVE KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

Keeping a close eye on the environmental impact of everything we do is Blake’s Evolve Team.

The driving force behind our investigations into new initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint and perform in an increasingly sustainable way, they continually challenge us to keep raising the bar on all social and environmental issues!

  • We've reduced the company fleet by 33% and committed to all electric powered or hybrid vehicles by the end of 2023.
  • We installed new motion sensitive LED warehouse lights, reducing our energy consumption by an incredible 32%.
  • We swiched from plastic tape to paper tape on all our boxes, using 345,000 metres less plastic tape a year!
  • We use paper documents enclosed wallets to attach carriage paperwork to all our parcels and pallets. That’s more than 52,375 per year!

RECYCLING

Recycling has always been something that we embrace and participate in to the very greatest practical extent.

One of Blake’s main aims is to reduce our impact on landfill and promote the recovery of valuable resources. In order to achieve this, we use a local recycling company to bale and recycle all of our plastic and cardboard waste, which has allowed us to recycle a total of 1494 tonnes! (that’s the equivalent of 374 adult female elephants)

And you can recycle too! Nowadays, most products include a recycling symbol on them.

With a wide range of different symbols which vary depending on how each product is best disposed of, we help you to identify what the most commonly used symbols mean in our Recycling Symbols Explained section below...

RECYCLING SYMBOLS EXPLAINED

 

ISO’s and Accreditations

Blake is dedicated to the practise of sound environmental stewardship. In furthering this aim, we endeavour to only source and market products that are manufactured by companies with specified environmental policies.

As a company, we are ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO27001 accredited.