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Bespoke Product Design and Development

Differentiated products and an enhanced brand image can be achieved with focused design input.

We work with dedicated UK based designers who develop ideas for clients and translate them into compelling products and we then manage these through to production.

Range Architecture and Planning

We can help retail buyers to develop and source products and ranges their customers want to buy. This could involve looking at trends and analysing how these can be incorporated into the relevant product areas but also identifying gaps in ranges and finding products to fill them.

Private Label, Branded and Licensed Products

The last 20 years has seen massive strides in private label as retailers’ brands are often stronger than some of the product brands.  Good > Better > Best strategies offer retailers better value at entry price points and better quality at the top end.  We can help our clients to identify the right products and even develop bespoke private label brands for them.

Our Experience

International Sourcing

Sourcing is about finding high quality products at the right price. Over the years we have built up a solid and reliable supplier base, predominantly in Asia but also in Europe and Turkey.

Partner Organisations in Asia

Reliable partner organisations in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong help us to deliver a fast, efficient and professional sourcing and logistics service.

Our partners in the Far East are responsible for conducting factory audits to our client’s required technical and ethical standards, ensure compliance with European approval requirements, conduct in-line and final inspections and provide a logistics service that ensures products will get to our clients on time.

Market knowledge / Relationship with Key Retailers

We work with a number of retail partners in the UK and USA. However, a lot of our work is relatively invisible as we work with retailer’s own brands or with licenced brands.

Our market knowledge, coupled with experience of dealing with most of the leading retailers in the UK and knowing where to buy from at the right price is a particular strength of our team and this facilitates the preparation of focused and profitable business plans for our consultancy clients.

Excellent Guanxi With Key Suppliers

We regularly visit key suppliers, either at Trade Fairs or in their factories to discuss current projects and new product development. This close relationship is particularly valued by Chinese suppliers and helps us to maintain long-term and profitable partnerships.

Low Overhead Operation

We are a small but dedicated team that is always available locally in real time to provide support and resolving issues that arise. At the same time we can access additional resources home and abroad to offer our clients exceptional service at a competitive price.


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