Richard G. Daly
Richard has had numerous years experience in textiles. He has an excellent knowledge of materials and techniques that can help to make the product you want - with the features that you want.
Over the years he has used this knowledge to help source car seat cover and garden furniture covers as well as to find sports clothing, polyester tents, gardening gloves and a range of other products.
Huw is well versed in plastic manufacturing and is familiar with the different techniques that can utilised including injection moulding, blow moulding or compression moulding. Huw’s experience encompasses smaller, more bespoke runs as well as larger mass production. GHL have helped to source and produce plastic injection moulded products ranging in size from clothes pegs to tool handles to much larger gardening and office products.
In late 2011 our friend started a business supplying usb sticks online (Don’t judge! It was a pre-Dropbox domination). First they bought small batches in the UK and then, once they'd grown big enough, they placed their first order for a large batch of USB sticks from China. Then they waited.
Before GHL Sourcing Richard and Huw worked together in a company that was involved in sourcing products from China for large high street retailers. Over time they had built up a huge network of connections and a comprehensive portfolio of factories that could produce a huge range of products.
Our friend knew we worked in China, but never really asked for our help beyond a little bit of pub talk. So we knew there was a big problem when - during a trip to China - we got an email from him marked “URGENT - need some help!!!” (he was not a man to abuse punctuation marks lightly).
Long story, made short, we managed to actually visit the factory during our trip and - with a little bit of help from our connections - get the order completed, supervised the loading and arranged the shipping (Heroically we might add!).
That was the seed of GHL.
Using our experience working with some really large companies we’re helping our customers deal with the pitfalls and uncertainties of setting up production in China so they can focus on their business.
Want to find out more about what we can do for you?
We have several people who might be involved in your project and would be happy to introduce them.
Jenny has a lot of experience sourcing sporting equipment and has also done a great deal of work with us sourcing household and commercial cleaning supplies.
Jenny is originally from the Zhejiang area, but now lives in Xiamen with her two Italian roommates.
An amazing addition to the GHL roster, Julia is based in Fujian province but moves around China. She has been the linchpin in several of GHL biggest projects.
Based in Guangzhou Rita is an expert in lighting (LED bulbs are a specialty) and has spearheaded several of our woodwork projects.
She’s a great fan of old school black metal, but also loves a bit of Abba.
A huge repository of knowledge about injection mould and plastics and has also worked with us on several textile project. Simon is an old friend and is as reliable as he is organised.