One day event will provide answers to many questions that businesses have about developing a Made in Britain brand
Over the past few years I have had thousands of people contacting me looking to manufacture their brand in the UK. Quite often they’ve ended up getting in touch because they have found the whole manufacturing process confusing – they don’t know how to find the best manufacturing partner, or what the best way of communicating with a factory is.
They also want advice on what truly constitutes a ‘made in Britain’ product, and how to go about promoting and selling a brand that is made in the UK.
I also know from how popular our Meet the Manufacturer event held yearly in London, that there is a huge appetite from the fashion and textile sector to find out more about manufacturing in the UK.
So we have decided to launch a one day event (outside of London), which will provide answers to many of the questions around product development and promotion that I am frequently asked by businesses wishing to grow brands with a ‘Made in Britain’ label.
The first Make it British Forum – ‘How to Develop a Made in Britain Brand’, will be held in association with the UK Fashion and Textile Association on 26 October 2016 at De Montfort University as part of the Leicester Business Festival.
Leicester is a region of the country traditionally known for textile manufacturing, and to have the opportunity to be the first public event to be held in this new art and design faculty at De Montfort University is amazing.
The one day conference will provide designers and business owners with the knowledge and tools required to successfully develop a ‘Made in Britain’ brand.
The Make it British Forum will offer a step-by-step guide on how to build a great British brand, covering all aspects of design, branding, manufacturing and marketing. Designers, buyers, fashion students and UK manufacturers will have the opportunity to forge links with one another and fill the gap on ‘how to source in the UK’.