Strategic sourcing for UK businesses
S3 sources, manages, and delivers wholesale manufacturing services from the Far East. We have offices in the UK, China, Hong Kong, and Europe which means our team are always available when you need them.
We source a huge range of products from trusted manufacturers across China. From fuse connectors to perfume packaging, we help reduce the risk of overseas buying with a quick and easy service that takes care of the suppliers, quality control and logistics.
Reduce your manufacturing costs on a huge range of products & components.
We are not fixed with a single manufacturer and over 10 years we’ve built trusted relationships with Chinese businesses able to tool and deliver high quality products and components. From PPE to branded promotional goods, from school supplies to office furniture and warehouse storage items, as well as civic infrastructure equipment such as bins and benches.
Check out some of the projects that we've worked on for our clients!
Sourcing the best manufacturer for your products and component requirements
Sourcing & Product Development
Benefit from world leading manufacturers
Quality assurance from experts
End to end logistics management
Consultancy & Training
Advisory services & executive development
Good Business Charter
S3UK Ltd is delighted to announce it has signed up to the Good Business Charter (GBC), an accreditation that seeks to raise the bar on business practices for employees, tax, the environment, customers and suppliers. The Good Business charter brings together 10 standards. We believe that the GBC has enormous potential to change business practices for good. We hope that because of its simplicity and cost-effectiveness, it will quickly gain support.
Corporate responsibility & sustainability
Integrate overseas manufacturing intoyour work flows with S3 UK today!
Adrian Pryce DL
With a career spanning banking, travel & tourism, food & drink, academia and not for profit sectors, Adrian has 30 years’ international business development experience across Europe, Asia and the Americas.
He holds an MBA from IESE, Barcelona, is fluent in Spanish and is an Associate Professor at the University of Northampton – where he is Deputy Director of the China & Emerging Economies Centre (CEEC) – teaching strategy and international business.
In 2017 Adrian was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant (DL) of Northamptonshire (an honorary non-military State appointment) for services to charity and business.
Dr Holger Siemons
Holger is a visiting professor at universities in Austria, Germany, Spain and Vietnam and Senior Lecturer at the University of Northampton. He previously worked with Deutsche Telekom in the CEO’s Office, and has undertaken consulting assignments with both the European and the Indo-German Chambers of Commerce as well as clients such as Accenture and Siemens.
Holger holds a PhD (University of Delhi) and an MBA (Newcastle University). An innovative trainer, he employs learner-centred and self-reflective learning approaches. Holger is a charismatic and innovative educator, with the passion to inspire, motivate and support organisations and senior management in cross-cultural communication and leadership.
Daniela is one of our team’s youngest members and is now responsible for S3UK’s marketing and social media. She has completed her BA in International Business at the University of Northampton. She is now studying MSc in Project Management at the University of West England Bristol. She has work experience in the Telecomms and hospitality industries and prides herself on teamwork, customer service, cross-cultural effectiveness as well as her administrative skills.
Independent Freight LTD
Our UK logistics partner and freight forwarder are Independent Freight Ltd, run by Jenny and David Hooper, who pride themselves on supporting small and medium-sized businesses with all UK post-Brexit customs clearance and import paperwork as well as supporting S3 with logistics and transportation for goods entering the UK that we source from all over the world.
Top row: Emily, Neil, Tim, Jamie, Anna, Su, Lisa, Andrew, Emilee, Ryan
Bottom row: Rena, David, Jenny, Kim
With over 16 years developing and bringing new products and solutions to market, Benn supports inventors, entrepreneurs and start-ups to realise their new ideas and businesses. With a vision to ‘Make Innovation Accessible’, Benn’s holistic ‘Product Realisation’ service goes beyond design and engineering – from assessing a product’s business model to securing funding and user trials.
He’s able to setup long term client supplier relationships whilst offering continued advisory support. Viability is assessed early, minimising costs, delays, and surprises. Our projects are structured in flexible phases, enabling regular stakeholder, market, and legislative alignment.