About Us

Who We Are

For over 160 years, BCB International has built up knowledge and expertise in developing life-saving and protective equipment for those operating hundreds and thousands of miles away, in challenging environments

BCB is a manufacturer of life-saving specialist equipment. If your challenges are expeditionary or asymmetric warfare, peace keeping operations or security, rely on us (as many have before) so you can carry out your mission as safely and effectively as possible.

Meet the Team

Andrew Howell Janey Howell
Managing Director of BCB International Andrew Howell Managing Director of BCB International retail Janey Howell
Managing Director Managing Director
arh@bcbin.com janey@bcbin.com

Ben Simmons Paul Ames Phil Jones Monica Catalano Emily Howell
Specail Projects for BCB International Ben Simmons Internation Business Developement manager of BCB International A Paul Ames UK MoD Sales Manager of BCB International Phil Jones EU Sales Manager of BCB International Monica Catalano EU Sales Manager of BCB International Emily Howell
Special Projects International BDM UK MoD
Sales Manager
EU Defence
Sales Manager
EU Defence
Sales Manager
bs@bcbin.com pa@bcbin.com pjones@bcbin.com mc2@bcbin.com eh@bcbin.com

Philippe Minchin Stephanie
Stuart Morris Becky Ratcliffe George Carter Adnan Haddadi
Marketing Manager of BCB International Philippe Minchin Marine Sales Manager of BCB International Stephanie Frieze-Davies Marine Businiess Developement manager of BCB International Stuart Morris Rest of the world Retail Sales Manager of BCB International Becky Ratcliffe UK Retail Sales Manager of BCB International George Carter Perchasing Manager of BCB International Adnan Haddadi
Marketing Manager Marine Sales
Marine BDM ROW Retail
Sales Manager
UK Retail
Sales Manager
Purchasing Manager
pm@bcbin.com sk@bcbin.com sm@bcbin.com rr@bcbin.com gc@bcbin.com ahaddadi@bcbin.com

We look forward to working with you and helping you solve your equipment needs in this rapidly changing and seemingly ever more dangerous world we live in.

High Sheriff of South Glamorgan

Our Managing Director Andrew Rhys Howell is acting High Sheriff of South Glamorgan

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Andrew Howell's Declaration Ceremony was postponed, as are his public duties.
However, on 18/03/2020 Andrew took the oath in front of His Honour Judge Twomlow and Magistrate Jeff Edwards JP, and was declared as South Glamorgan's High Sheriff 2020.
During these troubling times, Andrew is working on ensuring our incredible NHS, police force and emergency services are kept safe and to help protect them.

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What We Do

For over 160 years, BCB International has built up knowledge and expertise in developing life-saving equipment for the frontline services. Our facility has held a MHRA GMP license for over 30 years, with a heritage of working with the UK government department and military, as well as exporting almost 40% of our products.

Our longstanding and loyal workforce have a wealth of experience in contract manufacturing, supply chain operations, testing and product development. These skills along with our innovation and passion guarantees consistency, quality and safety.

We’ve devoted our time, resources and investment into applying this knowledge when manufacturing hand sanitiser to help with the COVID-19 epidemic. We are currently supply to the Welsh and English NHS, British police forces and many others.

Our mission is to protect the protectors and help save lives.
We won’t let you down.

BCB’s continuous and never-ending innovation policy (CANEI) has resulted in hundreds of quality innovative products, many of which were and continue to be developed in partnership with those who travel to the extremes.

Continuous and never-ending innovation
Diverse expertise
Rapid prototyping
Collaborative university and business partnership

Our History

It started with a cough…

In 1854, a Dr Brown came up with a cough medicine and shipped some off to British troops suffering in the trenches in the Crimean war. 60 years later, Dr Brown’s Cough Bottle gave the initials for a registered company, BCB.

Taken over by a local Cardiff chemist Deryck Howell in 1949, BCB remains a Howell family run firm to this day.

Wave of Fortune

A lucky encounter in the 1950s with British Defence Officials resulted in BCB designing for the world’s first life raft survival kit. It cemented the company’s driving force CANEI: Continuous and Never Ending Innovation and sparked an impressive array of novel products including: shark repellent, ballistic protective underwear dubbed ‘Blast Boxers’ and an all-weather rations heating and barbecue cooking fuel called ‘FireDragon’.

Royal seal of approval

BCB’s expertise and excellence have been recognised through two prestigious Queen Awards for Export Achievement and Numerous technology and Industry awards.

BCB International, Awards, Conforms to and certification,

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