Are you struggling to find a UK manufacturer, but don't know where to start? 

My Get Set for Manufacturing Course teaches you how to Find your Perfect UK Manufacturer - without getting frustrated, losing motivation or resorting to overseas factories

Get Set for Manufacturing

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Are you struggling to find UK manufacturers and beginning to think there aren't any out there? 

Maybe you're searching online but getting nowhere, particularly if you're not really sure where to begin because you have no experience in the industry.

Are you beginning to think that finding a manufacturer that can make small quantities is impossible?

Or you're confused by all the different types of manufacturers you've found on the internet. 

And even when you do contact a manufacturer you're not getting a response or you're having trouble getting them to take you seriously.


Manufacturers don't always make it easy!

The problem is, UK manufacturers in particular are all pretty busy these days, and many of them don't even advertise.  

Trying to find them can be tough. Getting a favourable response can be even tougher.

You find yourself confused by all of the different types of manufacturers and the processes involved and even when you find a manufacturer you're not sure they're the right one for you.  

And finding anyone willing to make small quantities, or offer advice, seems impossible.  

You may even have started to lose motivation - despairing of ever getting your project off the ground!


You can spend hours looking for manufacturers and get nowhere

So many people give up because they can't find the perfect UK manufacturer. They try everything but no one gets back to them and they begin to give up hope.

They end up getting disillusioned and taking their production overseas, because someone misadvised them. 

Too many businesses use factories overseas because they think it will be cheaper, only to bring the production back to the UK because it didn't work out.

Late deliveries, poor quality products, or whole shipments of garments that are made incorrectly. 


With the current economic climate, more and more businesses are looking to source locally - and factories are filling up fast

I’ve seen people, with fantastic ideas for products, waste £1000s on trying to get them produced because they didn’t know how to navigate the manufacturing process successfully - or even find the right factory to work with.

Working with the wrong manufacturer can lead to expensive mistakes, and time and budget wasted.

As can not communicating clearly with a manufacturer right from the start. 


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I've helped hundreds of people find and successfully work with UK manufacturers - across all sorts of product areas

What others have said about the course

“Myself and my wife had an idea for a business…and we knew we wanted to make it in the UK. We had a rough idea of what we wanted to do…but we had zero experience in textiles. I feel like all of the course materials have given me a much more detailed knowledge of what factories are expecting. The materials have been really useful and being able to pick Kate’s brains is super helpful.” Oli Clark, Luxury Sustainable Sleepwear 

“The course is fabulous. It was exactly what I was looking for. I’d never approached manufacturers for a product before and its given me exactly what I need to start those conversations. The advice and the breakdown of what you need to approach a manufacturer is really helpful. There are things I had not even begun to consider. The workbook is really helpful and made me think about everything. I now feel confident and prepared.” Henny Vere Nicoll , baby leggings  

“I wish I’d done the course 18 months ago! It has given me a good framework to build on. Using the documentation provided has given me a process to work to. It has also given me a lot more confidence. When I first went to manufacturers knowing I was such a small fish, it was difficult. Then we went in with our tech packs and manufacturers started to talk to us. They said we’re talking to you as you’re the only person that has come to us prepared. I have seen first hand that Kate’s process works. Carolyn Axon - Tookie oncology vests for children 

Get Set for Manufacturing

I've spent my career in the fashion and textiles industry, the last ten years of which I’ve spent researching and supporting UK manufacturing.  

I had my own clothing label and even set up my own factory to produce the goods. Everything, from start to finish, was manufactured solely in the UK.  

In my corporate career, as a buyer for Marks & Spencer and Debenhams, I spent years in Far Eastern factories, often sorting out the problems that arose from taking the production overseas.  

Having experience of both overseas and UK production, I know the challenges you’ll face when getting your product manufactured. But, I also know those challenges are easier to overcome when working with a UK manufacturer.  

Over the last ten years I've worked with hundreds of UK factories. I know how the supply chain works in the UK, and the way to get the best from it. It doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated.  

When done well - manufacturing in the UK can be a company's best asset. I can help you find the right manufacturer for you and help you to work successfully with them to get the product you want for your business. 

Welcome to the only online programme to help you manufacture in the UK  

Get Set for Manufacturing

PLUS… One-to-one 30 minute call with me Ask me your questions and pick my brains on UK manufacturing specific to your business.  

Get Set for Manufacturing is an online course that will help you successfully find and work with a UK manufacturer.

This easy-to-follow video course is designed to help guide you through the whole process of finding and working with a UK manufacturer step by step and quickly and easily.  

From your initial idea, right through to getting your first products made.  

This course will help you to...  

  • Get your ideas down on paper and into a format that manufacturers will understand
  • Know where to look to find the right manufacturers for your products
  • Calculate the cost price you need to make your product profitable
  • Get a response from a manufacturer every time you contact them
  • Avoid wasting hours looking for manufacturers in Google  

Here's what we'll be covering on the course...

Module 1. Perfect Preparation  

If you want to get a good response from a manufacturer it's all in the preparation. 

In module 1 we'll go into detail about what you need to define before you start your search, what the various fashion terminologies mean, and how to get your ideas down on paper.

You'll also learn about how to plan a range so that you don't waste tons of money on sampling and production.  

Module 2. Finding Factories  

Finding a UK manufacturer that is perfect for your business is easy if you know where to look.  

In module 2 you'll not only learn where to find manufacturers but also who to trust and why.

I'll also show you the best way of finding the manufacturers that can make small quantities and ways to ensure success. 

Module 3. Cracking Communication 

Knowing what you want and communicating it clearly to a manufacturer is half the battle won. 

In module 3 we'll go into the nitty gritty of how to speak to a manufacturer in a language that they'll understand. I'll show you the different questions to ask, the documents to use and the common mistakes to avoid.

We'll also work on the different types of manufacturers and which one is right for your business.

Module 4. Factory Face-to-Face 

Visiting a manufacturer won't be daunting once you're armed with everything you need to know before you make that first visit to a factory.

You'll learn what to look for when visiting a factory and the right questions to ask when meeting a manufacturer for the first time.

We'll also cover NDAs, critical paths, and how to know if a factory is ethical.

Bonus content includes...

DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

You'll have access to cheat sheets, swipe files and lots of other handy resouces and tools to make your journey to getting your product manufactured easier.

CHECKLISTS AND PLANNERS

Use our checklists and planners to make sure you're prepared on your journey to get set for manufacturing. The checklists and planners are fillable online or you can print them out.  

WORKBOOK

Turn an idea in your head into something that you can actually get made by using the handy online workbook that come FREE with the course.  

COST PRICE CALCULATOR

Know exactly how much you need your cost price to be using our handy cost price calculator. Find your ideal retail price whether you're selling direct to the public or wholesaling your product. 

ONE-TO-ONE CALL WITH ME

A problem shared is a problem halved - and you won't need to go this alone. Everyone that enrolls on the course will have the oportunity to jump on a one-to-one call with me for 30 minutes to discuss their business.

LEARN AT YOUR OWN PACE

Once you sign up for the course you'll have ongoing access to the videos and resources so that you can cover each stage when you are ready.  

 

Special offer: course is usually £699 Buy today for £399 + bonuses 

The price of £399 (usually £699) includes:

  • 4 Modules containing videos that walk you through step by step 
  • One-to-One call with me to ask questions & get support about your product idea 
  • Workbooks for you to document everything as you go 
  • Templates & Tools including tech pack templates, glossary and checklist 

 

Bonuses

  • 30 Minute One-to-One call with me (worth £249)
  • 2 Day VIP Ticket to the Make it British Live! Conference (worth £279)
  • Round-the-clock Live Chat support (worth £999)


Frequently Asked Quesions

Some of the things you might be wondering...

Do you introduce me to the manufacturers? I can certainly help point you in the right direction of some, but ultimately the choice of manufacturer and approaching them is up to you. This course is designed to equip you with all the knowledge you need to find a suitable manufacturer for you, and approach them confidently with the information they require.

I've no experience of product development, will I be OK? You'll be fine! This course is perfect for you even if you're just starting out. It’s designed to give you all the information you need, step by step, to complete the process.

How much time will I need to put in? I've done all of the research and groundwork for you, and the course is designed so that you get all the information you're looking for in bitesize chunks. Complete the whole thing in a few hours or spread it out over a few months if you like - it's completely up to you.

When do I have to book my one to one call? You have up to 6 months after you've enrolled on the course to book in your 30 minute one to one call with me at a time that suits you.

Is this programme just for the fashion industry? Although the majority of the people taking the course are likely to be in the fashion, textiles or leathergoods industries, the principles apply equally well to other product sectors.