So, it’s just us. 60+ years experience in design, sourcing, manufacturing and marketing without all the baggage. No account directors, no layers of decision making, little overhead. Just clear commercial and creative thought in design & marketing backed up by grounded project management and manufacturing where required. From brand creation, marketing audits & design concepts through to final product launch we can handle it all, or some of it. It’s up to you…


Teammember Mark Pilkington
Mark Pilkington

Teammember Paley Lei
Paley Lei

Teammember David Kidd
David Kidd

Teammember Joe Pilkington
Joe Pilkington

Teammember Tom Hudson
Tom Hudson



  • Design concepts
  • Design detailing
  • CAD modelling
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Models
  • Tooling detailing


  • Detailed knowledge of housewares supply base
  • Project management & factory liaison
  • Tooling management
  • Alternative production methods
  • Supply chain management
  • Ethical trading initiative


  • HK Office
  • Woodware factory, China
  • Metal/plastics factory, China
  • Quality Inspection Team
  • Far East Logistics
  • Export (Far East)
  • Documentation


  • Marketing & competitor audits
  • Strategic planning
  • Project management
  • Branding & Packaging
  • POS material
  • Web design & SEO
  • Exhibition stand design





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Flip® is born out of real observations and real needs. How many times do you see chopping boards with burn marks on them? How often are you scrabbling for something to put a hot pan on? Flip® is a range of uniquely designed chopping boards and utensils.

Nosh®, a diverse range of innovative kitchen products, designed to appeal to the new homeowner. Two years in development, Nosh® products have been designed with emphasis on fresh & quirky, combining both simplicity & high quality.

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theSource UK Ltd.
6 Arden House
Deepdale Business Park
DE45 1GT

Telephone:  01629 815600
Company No. 6384841

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