Strategic Sourcing Solutions

Are you looking to source from overseas?


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.

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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!

Manufacturing equipment




Office furniture




Home & Garden products


Warehousing and stocking supplies


Laboratory equipment


School supplies


Promotional supplies


Sourcing the best manufacturer for your products and component requirements

Sourcing & Product Development

Benefit from world leading manufacturers


With a proven network of suppliers producing products, components, packaging, and a wealth of equipment, we’ve already done the leg work for you. Our experts select the right manufacturing plants, systems and people to meet your needs and can help with your product development too.
Quality Control

Quality assurance from experts


Experienced, local people take the stress out of outsourcing with teams dedicated to ensuring your expectations are met. Once prototypes or samples are approved, we’re able to maintain high levels of quality through regular monitoring and batch checking.

End to end logistics management


Our local offices are well versed in English and filled with experienced agents in both manufacturing and logistics. Our UK office works hard to ensure your products meet the latest legal requirements and appropriate standards.
Consultancy & Training

Advisory services & executive development


Internationalisation consulting and advisory services, including market research and analysis, implementation projects, technology transfer operations and tutored study trips, along with training, both customised in-house and in association with leading business schools. read more

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

Understanding the issues that surround global sourcing can be daunting, especially when it comes to corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability. Our suppliers are experienced at supplying European markets and specially selected to meet UK standards and accreditations.



Every Child Deserves a Happy Youth.


S3UK Ltd supports the Crysalys Foundation, a UK charity established to address youth disadvantage and ACEs – traumatic acute childhood experiences. It makes a real difference to the lives of youngsters experiencing one or more of the following:  substance abuse, mental health problems, learning difficulties, physical abuse, neglect, criminal justice issues, homelessness and poverty.

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 Wakilova


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

Scott Hind

Scott is a management consultant helping businesses introduce, develop & improve their management systems and product standards to comply with UK rules and regulations – so important as they change after Brexit. With 25 years’ experience at BSI (the British Standards Institute, part of the global ISO network) where he served as a Client Manager and Lead Assessor, Scott’s expertise includes quality, environmental, health & safety as well as energy management systems. He offers combined and integrated support with product standards (kitemarks) and preparation for audits as well as help improving business performance and resilience.

Scott heads up a new service line for S3UK to help businesses importing products and components comply with all UK requirements.

Benn Klewpatinond

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.

You are in safe and experienced hands!

Our multinational management team regularly meet to discuss key trends, new opportunities, products and suppliers and to ensure the absolute highest standards of service, product quality and cost control in everything we do for our clients around the world.

Our memberships and associations

S³ Group also has many associate offices and agencies in Europe, Asia and Latin America, and has cooperation agreements with industry associations and chambers of commerce in many countries worldwide.

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