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!
Our Key People
CHINA SOURCING MANAGER
Shanghai-based Sarah has over 10 years working in international trade, being responsible for more than 300 sourcing contracts with Chinese suppliers for clients globally. Skilled in negotiation and relationship management, Sarah heads up our China office and operations.
INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS & ADMINISTRATION MANAGER
More than 20 years’ experience in international trade, logistics and transportation, including time with P&O Nedlloyd and Maersk, Montse is a recognised expert in end-to-end supply chain management and all things shipping and delivery – and pretty much always finds the best price!
Miguel Angel Burges
SOURCING OPERATIONS & QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER
A senior mechanical engineer with over 20 years’ experience in production, purchasing and quality assurance, used to working in multi-national environments. Miguel is a qualified SQA lead process auditor with experience in FMCG, consultancy and energy sectors including eight years in the automotive industry.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Salah is responsible for S3UK’s business development and client relationships, and also supports the supplier selection/evaluation and product development process. As well as holding dual citizenship for Malaysian and Moroccan, Salah has spent 20 years living in Asia and speaks fluent English, Arabic, French and Malay.
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.
Tom Van der Heyden
Born in Antwerp in 1965, Tom is a Belgian citizen and speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, and Dutch. He holds an MBA from IESE in Barcelona and has extensive experience in commercial and marketing management for industrial, logistics and outsourcing companies.
He was one of the co-founders of S³ in 2003 and is currently the CEO and major partner of S³ Group. Tom’s expertise is in global sourcing, international business development, emerging markets and inter-cultural deal negotiation.
As part of his personal goal to contribute his knowledge and experience to the next generation Tom lectures in these topics at selected international business schools and universities.
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