Christie International Ltd was established in 2002 and is based in South Woodchester near Stroud Gloucestershire. It provides a complete Export Management Service for UK food and non-food SME’s who do not have a dedicated Export Department of their own. Over twenty years it has experienced many challenges including global financial meltdowns, tackling import barriers & tariffs, battling significant exchange rate fluctuations, geo-political instability and the more recent issues arising from Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the three years to November 2020 its overseas sales have grown by 65%. All sales are to overseas markets and have grown on average by almost 30% per annum. In 2020 sales were made to more than 30 countries, including UAE, South Africa, USA, Malaysia, Turkey and Liberia. The company wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade for Outstanding Short-Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years.
To the uninitiated, selling overseas can appear to be a complex and daunting task, particularly as you focus all attention on your domestic market. But, with the right help it can be done, and it won’t cause you or your team sleepless nights. Christie International’s experience and knowledge base can evaluate your product portfolio, identify your best opportunities and perhaps create incremental business in places you never dreamed of!
The seasoned exporter on the other hand, may wish to extend his business further, but lacks the resources or specific knowledge to approach and develop new markets. Christie International can operate as an extension to your existing sales force and, by utilising their distributor network, they can help you to "hit the ground running" in previously untapped territories.
Whatever your needs may be, please talk to us and see how we can add real value to your business.
Brands make a business and we are proud of our association with a growing list of famous names. In addition, we offer an exciting range of "rising stars", lesser known brands that can provide real opportunities for incremental growth. Our team are highly skilled at sourcing products from all categories, so if you have a specific requirement then please ask and we will do everything possible to find it for you.
Our warehouse facility is centrally located near Birmingham providing excellent access to all parts of the UK and to every major port. Here our customer’s orders are securely stored and then loaded out (palletised or containerised) for despatch to your specified destination. If you wish, you can utilise our shipping service that will manage this process on your behalf, taking care of everything including any documentation that may be required.
UK packaging doesn’t always comply with import regulations in overseas markets, particularly those outside Europe. We can advise you if and where your product falls short, and then overcome this potential barrier using our dedicated "Product Adjustment" unit.
To make you fit for market we can provide:
We supply our retail clients with their house label products across a variety of categories. Working alongside the in–house Buying Team, we manage this entire process on a project basis. Product sourcing, pack development and packaging production through to delivery of finished product, it all makes your life much simpler and your time more productive.
Tell us what you need and we will connect you with a professional manufacturer who can provide it.
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