Family owned and operated since 1992, Chris Thorpe founded HCT with his wife Clare and eldest son James out of a spare room in his London home. Chris was a passionate innovator and a true pioneer in the beauty industry. He forged relationships with and supported young brands, some of which remain HCT’s clients today.

In 2000, Chris’ son Tim Thorpe joined the company. He officially became president and CEO in 2013 with a mission to continue building on his father’s legacy. Under Tim’s supervision, HCT has vertically integrated to provide full service, turnkey solutions for clients across the globe. Tim’s leadership fosters an environment that values entrepreneurship, innovation, and customer service. Today, the brand offers clients services from a number of divisions, including packaging, beauty R&D lab work, brushes, metals and skincare.

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