Choosing a UK Global Sourcing Company

Choosing a UK Global Sourcing Company

Advantages of UK Global Sourcing

UK global sourcing has become an increasingly effective solution for finding low-cost services, products and materials for businesses when compared to domestic supply lines. The opening up of the global market has provided access to lower labour and manufacturing costs, resulting in greater profits and value for money. If your business requires a global sourcing service, it is important to consider which company is best to meet your needs, requirements and objectives. The UK is home to numerous sourcing companies, with many having subsidiaries and other forms of representation to support them abroad. We understand that UK businesses will want a global sourcing company that understands UK safety standards, labelling, VAT and customs procedures to avoid consequences when importing goods. This is why we have compiled a list of UK-based global sourcing companies below, highlighting their locations and key strengths to help you decide.

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Top UK Global Sourcing Companies

Company Name Location Main Products Sourced Main Sourcing Locations Website
Global Sourcing Manchester Ltd Salford, Manchester Overstock items Worldwide
Tiger Global Borehamwood, Hertfordshire Consumer goods Europe
China Source and Supply St Leonards-On-Sea, East Sussex Branded products for retail China & Asia
Avant Electronics Stowmarket, Suffolk Electronic components Worldwide
Corintech Fordingbridge, Hampshire Electronic components Worldwide
Darian Global Sourcing Market Harborough, Leicestershire Engineered & Manufactured Components Europe, India and the Far East

Global Sourcing Manchester Ltd

Based in Salford, Global Sourcing Manchester is an Overstock Specialist Company with over 16 years of trading experience. They have an experienced team that have the skills to buy and sell across a wide range of categories, including: Toys & Nursery, Books, Stationery, Party & Greetings, Seasonal, Gifts, Homeware, Home Electrical, Hardware and DIY, Car Care and Sports & Leisure.

Tiger Global

Tiger Global is a sourcing and manufacturing agency based in Hertfordshire. It was founded in 2008, and specialises in sourcing fabrics, garments, molded plastic products and other consumer goods. Its overseas offices also include Canada, China and Poland for widespread global access.

China Source and Supply

With its head office located in East Sussex, China Source and Supply have direct links to China and Asia to import cost effective products from a wide range of categories. Founded in 2003, the company aims to reduce the risks and increase the efficiency of importing goods from China to the UK.

Avant Electronics

Based in Suffolk, Avant Electronics are a service driven distributor of electronic components, specialised in sourcing components by utilising an extensive Global network of current and obsolete electronic component suppliers. With a bespoke component search engine, businesses have access to thousands of available electronic components worldwide.


Corintech are located in Hampshire and have over 40 years’ experience in electronics manufacturing. They utilise procurement capabilities to best suit customers’ unique project needs, with close team collaboration and management of the process from beginning to end. They operate full supply chain management, purchasing exclusively from franchised distributors, or with component manufacturers directly. This ensure the procurement process if fully traceable and reliable.

Darian Global Sourcing

Darian is based in Leicestershire and has been at the forefront of international global sourcing since 1986. We supply a wide range of custom manufactured components to leading OE manufacturers in the UK and Germany and specialise in the supply of castings, forgings, CNC machining, pressings, stampings and fabrications as component parts or sub-assemblies. When you buy from Darian you get great customer service, supply chain management, quality control, on-time delivery and warehousing at no direct cost.

Contact Us

Darian Global Sourcing can help companies find a sustainable global supply chain that is flexible, reliable, and provides the greatest value for money. We take into account all locations and formulate the potential risks and rewards to help you make an informed decision on your global procurement strategies. We will guide you to grow your business by helping you partner with a supplier that you can rely on. For more information call Liz Samandi on +44 (0)1858 433096 or visit our contact page, and our expert team will be pleased to assist you.


References University of the People., 2021. ‘List Of 12 Most Spoken Languages In The World Will Surprise You’. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 20 December 2021].