Meet the Team
We are China outsourcing specialists
Alex is the founder and director of 1.2 and thrives on helping companies to grow. When not working, eating or sleeping he’s winding his way up mountains, on a bike, preferably in France. Ask him about his 2,645m ascent of Col du Galibier – or simply call for a no obligation, confidential chat.
Forrest heads up the Shanghai office and is the first friendly face you will meet on arrival. Thanks to his passion for Chinese cuisine, he delights in taking our customers to the best restaurants. He’s a dedicated globetrotter too, travelling to at least two new countries every year.
Kelly tracks down the best opportunities for our customers, and negotiates like a demon! She loves French food, and admits that her three visits to Shanghai Expo have been driven by the gourmet experience. Our suppliers love Kelly; she’s a master in keeping everyone happy.
Spencer heads the technical side of operations in China, frequently travelling to and liaising with factories to check customer parts. Never without a smile on his face, Spencer is always cheerful, even when having tough supplier conversations.
Grace is our holder of the purse strings, who controls all financial transactions and ensures the right people get paid. At the end of the working day, she loves to dance the night away!
Jane has the challenging role of managing all of the customer shipments that we send out, and manages close relationships with factories and freight forwarders. She loves reading, and relaxing in the cafes of Shanghai.
Super friendly Steve provides our customers with technical support. He works closely with our Shanghai office as well as direct with factories, to develop products as quickly as possible. Given half a chance, you will find Steve on the golf course!
Allison is really in charge of everything, so she is the one you need to be nice to! After working for 1.2 for 8 years, she’s a walking library of client and supplier information, and is your go-to contact for updates on where your products are. Sport mad, Allison is either watching it, or leaping around badminton courts in Bath.
Phoebe manages all of our day-to-day communication with factories and suppliers. She’s a fantastically efficient communicator, managing to complete most tasks before we have thought of them. Another 1.2 fan of food, Phoebe loves baking.
Alisa helps to check all the numbers add up correctly, to keep the local authorities happy. Away from the office she loves her music, spending hours plugged into her phone!
Becky joined our team in 2017 and works closely with Phoebe to keep customers fully updated on hundreds of different products. A glass of fine wine and a book provide her ideal way to relax.
Tony is a great developer of supplier relationships, ensuring everyone is happy. If you don’t yet know the true meaning of ‘guanxi’, Tony is your man. Something of a TV celebrity in China, he recently came second in a popular investment programme.