Today is the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar; on this special day, Interlink Direct Ltd wishes everyone a happy Mid-Autumn Festival! May the round moon bring you a happy family and a successful future. Traditionally, Mid-Autumn Festival means family reunion and peace. May we grasp this opportunity to enjoy a relaxed, cheerful and warming gathering with our close ones. No matter how busy you are with life, do not forget to pass greetings to your loved ones. Once again, Happy Mid-Autumn Festival: )
This statement is made in accordance with Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, which states out that we, Interlink Direct Ltd, have taken and are taking actions to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chain or in any part of our business. The information included in the statement refers to the financial year 2016.
Our employees are expected to report concerns and management are expected to act upon them.
We are a well-established, high-quality food and beverage importer and distributor based in London, UK. We source a wide range of quality products and supply to both large and small Oriental Supermarkets, Cash & Carry outlets and retailers throughout UK and Ireland. Our UK office is in Essex, with ambient warehouse and frozen. The company has an annual turnover of £14 million.
Interlink Direct Ltd considers that modern slavery encompasses:
- Human trafficking;
- Forced work, through mental or physical threat;
- Being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse of the threat of abuse;
- Being dehumanised, treated as a commodity or being bought or sold as property;
- Being physically constrained or to have restriction placed on freedom of movement.
Our Supply Chains
Our supply chains include the sourcing of raw material principally related to the provision of food and beverages.
Our Policies On Slavery and Human Trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain or in any part of our business. Our anti-slavery policy, together with our honest and ethical behaviour, reflects our commitment to acting ethically and integrity in all our business relations. We also implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and diminish any area of risks, we have in place systems and procedures:
- We will review current conditions and states of our supply chain
- All employees are encouraged to notify if they have any concerns that slavery and human trafficking is taking place.
- We carry out a variety of checks and reviews to ensure that suppliers we engage with have sufficient capability and capacity to comply with our policy.
- Where possible we build long standing relationships with local and abroad suppliers and make clear our expectations of business behaviour.
Further Steps to be Undertaken
Following the overall review of the effectiveness of measures we have taken to ensure there is no human slavery or trafficking taking place in our supply chain, we intend to take the following further steps to combat this.
- Training will be developed and provided to relevant member of staff
- Certain suppliers may be asked to produce a statement or report, setting out steps they have taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of their business. We may request this where we see certain parts of our supply chain has an increased risk of slavery or human trafficking.
Yin Ha Kwok
Interlink Direct Ltd
BIG CONGRATS to those who just made it to finish the academic year! We bet you guys might well be relaxing by the beach and enjoying the glorious sunshine -- with a Piña Colada in hand? 🍸
Just to thank all of your support to the Honor products over the past year, we are hosting a GIVEAWAY event! One of these adorable graduation teddies* could be yours!
Here are the reeeally simple steps to take part:
1. Take a photo of a receipt showing at least a £10 worth of Honor products (any kind!) purchased
2. Share the snap on this FACEBOOK page and tell us briefly how you like those products
3. LIKE our page ( C’mon, you haven’t?! 👀 )
Honor showcases a wide selection of products -- you name it we have it -- from authentic Chinese dumplings and filled buns to Sichuan chilli for a mid-summer spicy soup and chestnut mash to fulfill that inner desire of yours to be a pastry master! 👼
This GIVEAWAY starts NOW so act quickly and you will get it! 🐻 All winners will be contacted via private message. GOOD LUCK!!! 💓
HONOR branded products are sold in all Asian and Oriental superstores throughout the UK.
*WHILE SUPPLY LASTS
Dragon Boat Festival is just round the corner (9th June). For those of you in the UK, Honor Zongzi range is your ultimate go-to choice for the most authentic filled sticky rice dumplings (i.e. 'Zongzi') to celebrate the festival.
1. Authentic Flavour by Authentic Dim Sum Masters
Our Chinese dim sum masters are highly experienced in making zongzi, this guarantees the real Chinese flavours.
2. Best Ingredients that Bring Out the Best Flavours
Ingredients are sourced from the best suppliers across the UK and Asia, for instance pork and chicken are from farms in the UK and that aromatic bamboo leaves are from specialised bamboo farms in China.
3. 100% Made in UK
Our zongzi factory is fully approved by the UK Government. Production processes are compliant to the required standards and are monitored.
Transportation costs are also kept to minimum when these freshly made frozen zongzi are made locally in the UK.
4. Unbeatable Prices
We understand how tough it might be for those who are away from home when such an important festival is being celebrated half the globe away. So we keep the prices low regardless of the excellent quality we uphold. We hope everyone could enjoy the authentic tastes at an affordable price.
If you haven't tried zongzi, you don't have any excuse not to. We highly recommend the Pork with Salted Egg or the Braised Pork with Mushroom zongzi -- these two are the best sellers!
Latest addition to the Honor's Family -- Ready-to-use Frozen Pastry for Wonton, Jiaozi Dumplings and Fried Wonton!
No Added Preservative, just made of the best ingredients from Europe, and in Europe!
They are go-to choices for preparing DIY dumplings at home. Easy to use and 100% hassle free as they are all ready to use!
Experiment with the different thickness of these pastries for various styles of dumplings -- and please do SHARE your favourite fillings!
In the few weekends to come in March and April, there will be tasting events across the UK at selected stockists for the SELECO SEAWEED SNACKS – the range includes 7 delicious products!
NO MSG yet addictively yummy, the range features the magical combination of uber crispiness and wonderful taste of seaweed. We are assure you #OnceYouPopYouCantStop . What’s even better, they are all very low in carbs and calories, completely GUILT FREE ladies (and gentlemen who are on a low carb diets, yes please)!!
Not sure about which ones to get? Never tried seaweed before? Don’t worry, you are more than welcome to try all of them out first before you are most likely to grab all 7 back home. Well, with this 3 FOR 2 offer, it is hard to resist from not stocking up! Come ask our promoters any questions if you would like to know more about seaweed snacks!
There will be tasting events in the following cities across the UK. PLEASE STAY TUNED!
The highly anticipated Interlink Annual Dinner 2016 was held on 13rd Feb this year. Our team, together with family and friends, enjoyed this magnificent evening which, as always, featured range of amazing prizes!
Lastly Interlink would like to wish everyone a joyful New Year of Monkey!
We continue to strive to bring the best Asian gourmet food and drinks to the UK.
Interlink Direct is excited to be one of the official sponsors of the 2016 China-Britain Chinese New Year Extravaganza, to celebrate the arrival of the Year of Monkey with all the families and friends from all over the UK.
This event will be held in the evening of 7th Feb 2016, which is the Chinese New Year’s Eve. This is the 4th year of such annual event and it marks the very first collaborated event between the Cross-Strait China Culture Communication Foundation, UK Chinese Dance & Culture Association, and the UK-China Economics and Cultural Promotion Association, supported by the Chinese Embassy in the UK. The variety show aims to promote the cultural exchange between the Chinese and British and to bring the most authentic Chinese New Year traditions to the UK, offering Chinese expats, British Chinese and Chinese overseas students living abroad a warm sense of being home away from home.
This performance features a fascinating mix of Chinese, British, Russian, and Indian artists, singers and children group performers covering a number of intriguing programs, including Chinese Dragon and Lion dance, Chinese Monkey Dance, Chinese Kung Fu, traditional Chinese dance, folk music and talk show.
Interlink Direct wholeheartedly wishes a phenomenal success for this event, which brings Chinese culture to British communities. Interlink Direct would also like to thank all of our customers and suppliers who have supported us along the way all these years. We wish everyone a prosperous New Year of Monkey.
VENUE: Logan Hall, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H, 0AL
DATE: Chinese New Year’s Eve, Sunday 7th Feb 2016
SHOW TIME: 16：00—18：30
For More Details, please contact the following organizations directly:
UK Chinese Dance & Culture Association
UK-China Economics and Cultural Promotion Association
Interlink Direct Ltd has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses.
To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers.
Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Group said: “This report is a significant part of London Stock Exchange’s broader campaign to support UK high growth companies in their journeys from Start-up to Stardom and to create an entrepreneurship revolution. I’m delighted that a strong alliance between UK Government, financial market participants, investors, entrepreneurs and companies has been created to support these inspiring businesses.”
A full searchable database of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication can be found online at www.1000companies.com
On Saturday 28th February, Interlink Direct was pleased to host yet another successful annual dinner! All colleagues celebrated together along with family and friends and joyfully participated in the range of activities prepared for the evening.
The thrilling and exciting prize draw along with an amusing quiz encouraged everyone's competitive side! The evening was abundant in great food, enjoyable company and countless laughs. May there be many more to come!
Ms Rita Kwok, founder and director of Interlink Direct, was interviewed by China Daily (Europe) recently. Rita shared the various the ways to build up a successful company, to do business with counterparts in China and to become sole distributor of many popular oriental brands. The interview was featured on China Daily European Weekly. (5-11.Sep.2014)
Read full article here: http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/epaper/2014-09/05/content_18550656.htm
Interlink Direct was honoured to be invited by the HSBC and China-British Business Council (CBBC) to speak at a business seminar held at the HSBC headquarters in London, on 10th September 2014. A total of 5 speakers were there to share their expertise and knowledge about doing business in China as an SME. The event attracted over 150 guests, among whom were entrepreneurs, SME owners, CEOs, bankers, academics and other professionals.