Barista & Co Coffee Limited and FBA International are the latest housewares brands to join BHETA.
Based on the south coast, Barista & Co Coffee is a coffee company that takes influence from the way people live and drink. Founder James Gray was originally inspired to create the company while enjoying super sweet ca phe da coffee at a street coffee seller in Hanoi with girlfriend, Louise. The concept was that great coffee did not need to be complicated. With a career background in wine and consumer goods, James thought that fresh coffee, along with coffee makers, accessories and friendly advice should be made accessible for consumers so more people could enjoy a higher standard of coffee at home. With a background in sourcing for the likes of Selfridges and Waitrose, Louise joined the business in 2014 and brings a passion for ethical business and ensuring transparency in the supply chain.
Barista & Co can now be found in over thirty countries and in the UK, customers can enjoy Barista & Co coffee at home, work and play.
FBA International UK is a subsidiary of a company which originated in Australia and is committed to product innovation and development, creating smart, useful and affordable alternatives for the home and kitchen, under its own brands or client brands. The team oversees product development from concept to design to manufacture.
Established in 1990 and with an international head office in Melbourne, the company has production, warehousing and distribution facilities in China.
Product ranges includes, homewares, storage, pet products and kitchenware sourced from around the world or uniquely manufactured at its own production facility in China.
Seema Grantham, BHETA’s sector manager for housewares said, “Bringing great ideas to market in a practical way is essential in today’s world and I’m delighted to see sustainable, design-led companies looking to expand with BHETA.”