Stephen Haines


I'm Stephen Haines and I am the Founder and Chairman of Carte Blanche Greetings, the company I set up in 1987.

My sincere belief is that building a business is all about people and products and Carte Blanche is proof of that. It hasn't all been easy but it has always been great fun. I like to think I have had the foresight and good fortune to have surrounded myself with some great people who have shared and pursued my vision for this fabulous company.

Today Carte Blanche is a large and successful organisation with a very strong brand and product portfolio represented across many different categories and markets globally. However what has not changed over the years is the core value of believing passionately in what we do which is at the heart of our business.

We have also been fortunate enough to have built an incredibly loyal following of Me to You fans and consumers without whom we would not have a business.

It has been hugely satisfying for me personally to watch the company grow and evolve. By continuing to listen to our consumers and customers and maintaining the passion we have for our products I am even more excited by the huge opportunities that lie ahead for Carte Blanche.