What We Do

The Great British Exchange (The GBX) was formed by Matthew Hopkins in 2014 from a desire to create stronger links between British producers and retailers and support British manufacturing.

We provide access to hundreds of British brands, streamlined accounting and logistics and bring newness and innovation to your business. Scouring the country for exciting new British brands that your customers will love, we act as a single supplier to make the whole buying process easier, whether you’re a big or small organisation.

THE GBX KEY SERVICES:

  1. Specialist Sourcing
  2. Supplier Management
  3. Tailored & Curated Collections
  4. Technical Progression
  5. Operational Excellence
  6. Corporate Gifting

Are you a:

We work with retailers of all sizes both in the UK and abroad to bring you the most exciting British brands at competitive wholesale prices, providing logistical support and specialist sourcing so you can create product ranges your customers love.

Our Services:

SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT

SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT

As your commercial partner, we manage all sales and cost price negotiations with brands, and our dedicated team take away the hassle of managing multiple small accounts, saving you time & money.

SPECIALIST SOURCING

SPECIALIST SOURCING

  • Trend-spotting and identifying new-to-market products

  • Bespoke sourcing - finding the right products for you

  • Checking quality & sustainability of new brands & products

  • Meeting relevant technical & accreditation standards

TAILORED & CURATED COLLECTIONS

TAILORED & CURATED COLLECTIONS

Whether it’s localism or regional collections, seasonal events or themes, we can source and build a bespoke collection and deliver a ready-made solution.

TECHNICAL PROGRESSION

TECHNICAL PROGRESSION

As a forward thinking and technically progressive business, we understand the growing need to synchronise e-commerce data and sales order processing. Our in-house development team can align and integrate to your system requirements, to ensure a modern, fast & efficient service.

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

Getting the right products to you, on-time and in-full, our unique operations & logistics service provides:

  • Quality Control & Compliance

  • Labelling and repackaging

  • Picking & Packing

  • Consolidation of stock

  • Bespoke logistic solutions

CORPORATE GIFTING

CORPORATE GIFTING

Access to such a fantastic array of British products enables us to create bespoke hampers and corporate gifting solutions for your clients or staff. For information on how we can support you, contact Sam on 01423 229988 or sam@thegbexchange.com

The Great British Exchange is now one of our main suppliers of Yorkshire spirits. In the future, we are hoping to stock more of the ranges that they offer; including homeware and gifts. The website is easy to use and delivery of products is always prompt. The quality of British-made products is something that is worthy of support and promotion. The Great British Exchange plays a huge part in assisting British producers to become established through the excellent service they provide.

Amanda
Moor & Tide, Whitby

We’re proud to support British producers, using our industry connections to create wholesale opportunities for your brand. From promoting your products to organising tasting events and trade shows, we’ll let you know of any opportunities that arise for your products.

Our Services:

ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

Your dedicated account manager will work with you to ensure your product offering on The GBX is commercially-appealing to retailers, help you with technical or stock issues and and keep you up to date with retailer opportunities.

RETAILER RELATIONSHIPS

RETAILER RELATIONSHIPS

We know that many retailers value having a strong relationship with their suppliers so we give them the option of ordering your products via The GBX website or, alternatively, contacting you directly to develop the relationship and order from you.

POP-UP EVENTS

TRADE SHOWS

TRADE SHOWS

We sometimes exhibit at trade and consumer shows where we feel they represent a good opportunity for sales or brand awareness. We display a range of products at The GBX showroom in Harrogate where we host meetings with trade buyer or open evenings for retailers.

MARKETING & PROMOTION

MARKETING & PROMOTION

The GBX sales team work closely with our retailers to put forward producers we think will be a hit with their customers. We continuously market products and producers directly or indirectly through PR, email marketing, in brochures and via social media, based on market trends and seasonal events, to increase brand awareness.

CORPORATE GIFTING

CORPORATE GIFTING

Many large organisations in the UK see the value in supporting British producers with their business. We work with house builders, recruitment companies and more to provide corporate gifting solutions such as hampers or gift bags which contain carefully-selected British products from our producers to fit their requirements.

Our experience with The GBX so far has been great. The GBX has had a brilliant attitude towards the product from the start, and wanted to help us in any way they could. Following on from this initial success, we are now continuing to work with The GBX in order to help us get not only out Mythical Spirits range into stores, but also our extensive range of Own Brand Gifting, as we hope to expand our presence.

The GBX provide everything you could ask for in a distributor! Our account manager is always on hand to assist and support. The process has been very smooth, they’re very fast at solving queries, and dealing with them has been straightforward.

Firebox, London

Made In Britain Criteria

To give trade buyers confidence in their purchasing decisions and to promote your commitment to producing products in Great Britain, every product must meet our Made In Britain criteria.

On each product page, the Made in Britain tab shows how the product meets the criteria.

SAY HELLO!

For general enquiries, get in touch either by emailing us at info@thegbexchange.com or calling us on 01423 229988.

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