We had a chat with Paul Harrison who is the Managing Director of one of the more recent NBCC members, HS French Flint!
Great meeting you Paul! Could you tell us a bit more about HS French Flint?
HS French Flint Ltd are a long-established supplier of bottles and jars and have been known as The Glass Container Specialists for nearly 200 years. We stock all kinds of glass and plastic containers and closures in both box and pallet quantities, and truly excel in supplying innovative and decorative bottles and jars to Artisan Producers, Delicatessens and Speciality Food and Drink Producers. We also supply crystal glassware and bar equipment to the restaurant and hospitality trade.
The range of containers at HS French Flint includes everything from swing-stoppered bottles to Craft Beer Growlers, including preserving jars and glass-stoppered, cork-mouth, twist-off and screw-neck bottles and jars in all sizes.
We have a large number of customers in Norway and have a subsidiary company in Bergen by the name of Barglass AS which focuses mainly on glassware and bar equipment for hospitality venues.
What are your links to UK/ Norway?
I am English, married to a Norwegian and live in Bergen when not in London – so basically at weekends because our headquarters ARE in London.
Why did you choose to become a member of NBCC?
I originally joined many years ago, mainly because my Norwegian friends were members and I enjoyed the social events!! Although my memberships lapsed, more recently as my business with Norway increased, I decided to re-join.
Where do you think trade between Norway and UK will be in 10 years?
Hopefully, it will continue to grow, I am pretty sure my company will!
Thank you for your time Paul. If you want to find out more, visit HS French Flint’s website at www.hsfrenchlfint.co.uk or www.barglass.no