A History of Hampshire Commodities
The company was founded by our managing director Colin Newman in August 1993.
His background was initially in resin manufacture and edible oils. Then he joined Unilever and became involved in seed crushing and refining including European castor crushing.
He was later approached to run one of the last independent vegetable oil refining and trading business in the UK and to rebuild their vegetable oil refinery. This was eventually sold to a multinational company at which time he decided to set up Hampshire Commodities.
In the early 2000’s we were fortunate to have key people join us all of whom had years of experience in the vegetable oil industry, especially castor crushing and oil processing which with their vast technical expertise greatly assisted in growing the business further.
25 Years of Growth
25 years on the business continues to be very successful with a wide client base including many blue chip companies, not only in the UK but Europe and many other countries.
In late 2016 we added to the board and continue the ethos and record of fair advice, honesty and our on-time delivery performance which has helped us maintain our excellent reputation in the market.
The appointment of a new external sales representative has opened up new opportunities and to this end, we are moving forward with expansion into the personal care market with a new range of carrier oils.
We continue to strive for improvement and are always ready for a challenge be it reach, carbon footprint, sustainability or something unseen in the future.
Hampshire Commodities Ltd. (HCL) with our partner PSM HR (outsourced HR) updated our company handbook to encompass the
We are currently reviewing all our products (with X Carbon) to establish our carbon footprint. These figures will be uploaded to our website in the near future. If you would like further information please use the contact form.