French Connections HCB was born from a friendship between two young rugby players, one French and the other British, playing alongside each other on the rugby fields of the South West of France. With a shared passion for home improvements, we are now a family run business with a strong network of artisans who we are pleased to call our friends. We all share the same love of helping others improve their living situations and homes in France, allowing our customers to focus on the more important things in life. With our unique team of both British and French individuals, we can fully understand your requirements whilst offering you competitive, honest, local prices.
RICHARD - Business specialist
Richard is a proud Gers native born to British parents, so naturally became fluent in both French and English as he grew up here in the beautiful french countryside. Since graduating from the University of Toulouse, he has enjoyed working in France, America and Britain, with companies such as AUDI, BMW, LEXUS, WIV WINES and REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES. Since 2009 Richard has had a great deal of experience in the property field- buying, renovating and selling both private and commercial properties, and finding himself involved in all sorts of exciting new business endeavours. Along side other properties and after himself relocating recently back to France he is currently renovating a 680m2 300-year-old Manor House, and really knows first-hand how much is involved with renovation projects, which of course makes him the perfect person to help you with yours!
YANNICK - Project manager
Our Project Manager Yannick has over 15 years' experience in providing excellent craftsmanship. After completing his apprenticeship in Auch at the age of 16, he has continued training throughout his career and is skilled in many areas of the building trade. In addition, he has built up an incredible network of local artisans to assist him in specialist projects. Yannick has worked on projects both in France and the UK and understands the different styles and requirements that come with both cultures. He loves helping our customers and prides himself on offering practical, honest and professional advice. Yannick is a natural leader and he is the man you need on any building project.
DIANA - Relocation specialist
Diana has spent the last 14 years assisting families and individuals relocate to new countries, and has helped over 80 nationalities overcome the stress that can come with relocating. During her career she has lived in 6 different countries over 3 continents, where she often did not speak the local language, so can really understand what it is like to take the plunge abroad! She is fluent in English and French, and after living in France for the last 11 years she is perfectly placed to guide you through the labyrinth that is French administration. She prides herself on understanding each customer's individual needs, so you can rest assured she is the right person to choose to be your moving buddy!
RYAN - Digital Marketing
Born in the Gers to British parents, Ryan is naturally bilingual and graduated in International Business at the University of Tarbes. He has since worked in both France and the UK and specialises in new business marketing, so loves helping customers with their website designs and social media channels. From both his personal and professional experiences, he understands first hand the cultural and administrative differences found in France and the UK, he is the guy you need on your team if you are thinking of creating your own business here in France.
Our fully bilingual admin team comes with a wealth of experience in all types of French admin, so let us take the stress out of your paperwork!