Issue 1: Gearing up to battle - BCB International Ltd

Issue 1: Gearing up to battle

10 April 2020

Today we marked 101 days since the first case of the outbreak was reported to the W.H.O and we are all beginning to adjust to the “new normal” way of life. At BCB we have converted parts of our Fire Dragon machinery to make our Dr Brown’s Extra Strength Hand Sanitiser. At 80% plus alcohol content it kills up to 99.999% of viruses.

We decided to call it Dr Brown’s in honour of the original Dr Brown of BCB Dr Brown’s Cough Bottle, which was used by British troops fighting in the Crimea War of 1853-56.

As BCB International is classified as an ‘Essential Business’, our team members have chosen to continue to work on a shift rotation in order to meet the demands of the Emergency Services, and we ask you to be patient, as they must be our priority in this battle of Protecting the Protectors.

We have a number of our staff working from home and a customer/sales team working in the Cardiff HQ in order to service you, our loyal clients and friends. The office is now manned from 6am until 6pm UK time Monday-Friday.

BCB has always helped support our forces, whether in the Falkland’s, Afghanistan or the emerging threats worldwide. Now the Front Line is our Home Front, and our duty is to support the NHS, surgeries, pharmacies and the Police

Finally I would like to say a huge thank you to my staff. who are working under the stress and worry for their own families and yet who turn up for their shift with a smile and a cheery hello, and you, our clients, who have thanked the BCB person on the end of the phone – it means a lot.

Until we meet again

Keep safe Keep home

Andrew Howell

Managing Director

Weekly Newsletter


As an organisation we are currently playing our part in our nations fight against coronavirus. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends who have lost loved ones and to our brilliant emergency services, our NHS staff and those working in the retail and supply chain.

At BCB we’re used to developing life-saving and protective equipment for those operating hundreds and thousands of miles away, in challenging environments. However we are currently focused on responding to the ongoing outbreak and as a result we have designed a range of products to help protect you, your family & work colleagues.

Our Personal Protective Equipment range of products

BCB International Covid-19 Banner Protecting the Protectors

See below some our Personal Protective Equipment products, for a full list visit our dedicated website page: Personal Protective Equipment

Dr Brown’s Extra Strength Hand Sanitiser

Our Extra Strength “Dr Browns” Hand Sanitiser kills up to 99.99% of Virus & Bacteria. This eco-friendly product contains over 80% alcohol denat, it is fast drying and helps stop the spread of germs by killing bacteria and viruses.

BCB Personal Protection Pack

The Personal Protection Pack (PPP) is designed by and for all front liners. It contains the essentials to protect those who put themselves at risk on a daily basis. This small easy access belt pouch has a large capacity to help keep safe in this time of need. The pouch has a water resistant double zip, two belt loops for security, a clear internal pocket and a side pouch to keep the hand sanitiser in for quick and easy access and includes essential products to protect you from the spread of the virus.

The Family Isolation Pack

The Family Isolation Pack is very helpful to protect a family during self-isolation, or as a preventative measure to remain as germ free as possible. Keep this pack all contained within the sealed 5 litre container in a designated place in your home so it is ready for immediate use.

Supplying our public services and organisations

At BCB International we are proud family-run, Welsh-based business. We have a proven track record of supplying quality products to public services and organisations and in the past week we’ve been busy preparing orders for dispatch.

British Transport Police.

Officers from the British Transport Police visited our Cardiff HQ to collect personal protective equipment and our Dr Brown’s Extra Strength Hand Sanitiser. We are pleased to supply our Transport Police with these protective products as they continue to keep our public transport safe and secure during these challenging times.

Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice

Our Managing Director Andrew Howell visited Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice to deliver face masks and our Dr Brown’s Extra Strength Hand Sanitiser. We are pleased Ty Hafan can put our BCB product to use in the service they provide to sick and vulnerable children.

The Morriston Hospital Psychiatric Liaison team

We supplied a package of lifesaving PPE equipment and Dr Brown’s Extra Strength Hand Sanitiser to the team of staff at Morriston Hospital in Swansea. We are pleased the team are putting our BCB products to good use- thank you for all that our NHS do!

Gearing up for battle

We at BCB International have dedicated our Llanelli factory to making high-strength Dr Brown’s Hand Sanitiser with 80% alcohol, which kills 99.99% viruses.

Working on shifts around the clock, we are working to support the country’s heroes in the NHS, police, fire and rescue services and defence forces as they fight the killer disease.

We have hired an extra 50 staff to deliver and manufacture the potentially lifesaving product.

We are stronger together. Our priority is to protect the protectors and the new front line during this pandemic.
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