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An Update from The Chair

Our MD, Simon Eggar, issues a company update.

Our MD, Simon Eggar, issues a company update.

Running a trading operation in 2021 is challenging and I have to say there is never a dull moment. I count myself very lucky to have such a great team around me and we all benefit from the professional support we have from companies such as Penman Consultants who are steering us through the embryonic phase of the UK REACh directive. We are able to field and effectively answers questions or concerns our customer may have with regards to REACh.

So what is new at HF?

Firstly I am delighted that Michelle has taken on responsibility for the e-commerce part of our operation, and is now the manager for the e-commerce company. Michelle has lots of exciting ideas for 1875; so watch this space! We put a lot of emphasis on the team behind our company. All of us welcome the opportunity to talk so if you want to contact us please don’t hesitate to phone .

In April 2021 we achieved our Environmental accreditation ISO 14001. This has set how we see ourselves as a business moving forward. We are environmentally conscious; actively looking to reduce waste and reduce our carbon foot print.

Concerning our main trading operation, we are finding deep sea freight rates are still eye watering high and finding space on ships is still very difficult. We have increased our inventory at Leeds to enable us to continue to provide the service and, excuse the play on words, ride out the storm. We are feathering in new grades & materials for new & existing sectors.

Finally, we have booked our stand at SCS Formulate in Coventry, November 2021. More information to be released nearer the time.

I would like to thank our valued customers and partners for your greatly valued business & loyalty.