Penny’s corporate background included a 5 year stint living in SE Asia and sourcing product all over the region. Specifically, 2 years of going into Chinese factories every week on behalf of US and UK clients developed her knowledge of how things work and what the problems usually are when they don’t work. Thankfully, there is a resurgence of interest in more locally produced product, and we are working with clients to help them build sustainable brands based on UK made principles.
The bulk of product for many markets, though, is manufactured overseas and our expertise can help an importer with every stage of production, providing support from ad hoc trouble shooting to product sourcing, to a complete vendor management strategy.
Quality Assurance, including risk assessment, product testing and factory audits is something that worries many, but it needn’t. We can help you build it into your normal processes and de-mystify the jargon.
PENNY TUNNELL can help with your sourcing from SE Asia, Europe, and India, though many the principles will apply globally.
We have a particular expertise in India. We understand how local market and manufacturing developments in India can impact on our clients and through our partners on the ground, we pride ourselves on providing guidance that is sound and secure, timely and reliable. We work with you flexibly to meet your specific needs and are committed to the highest operational standards.