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Kate Hills shines the light on British brands and manufacturers, and goes behind the scenes of their businesses. With tips, hints and tricks to help you manufacture in the UK and buy British.
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The Making of Make it British

001 – The Making of Make it British

Who is Kate Hills? And why is she so passionate about UK manufacturing? In this first full-length episode I give you the behind...

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Could British-made goods tempt shoppers back to the high street?

A survey has found that 91% of shoppers would visit high street stores more frequently if they could buy items that are hard...

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Find the perfect British-made Christmas gifts with our fun quiz!

Looking for the perfect Christmas present? Want to give a gift that’s made in Britain? Take the ultimate quiz to help you find...

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000 – Introducing the Make it British Podcast

Welcome to the first ever episode of the Make it British podcast! In this trailer you’ll hear why Kate Hills set up the...

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UK shoe maker Hotter Shoes boosts sales to over £100m

Make it British member Hotter Shoes have increased their sales to over the £100m mark after ‘re-focusing’ during the year. Hotter Shoes started out...

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Innovation and authenticity to drive growth in manufacturing post-Brexit

Innovation and authenticity will be the key drivers of growth in manufacturing post Brexit, was the overarching message of over 100 leading British...

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Not got a ticket to the Make it British Forum? Here’s how to follow it online…

For the third year in a row our Make it British Forum is a sell-out. Our one day conference, which we tour around...

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10 Reasons why you should buy British-made gifts this Christmas

Why buying British-made gifts really is the only way to give this Christmas. Here are our 10 reasons why you should buy Christmas...

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How to make a British-made heritage brand relevant for today’s market

Brand Consultant, Andrea Freeman, joins us to discuss her work with heritage brands to keep them relevant for todays customer, and share how...

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Top 40 British-made Knitwear Brands

The ultimate guide to British knitwear brands – all made in the UK British knitwear is world-renowned. It’s no wonder – the mechanical...

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Speakers announced for the Make it British Forum 2018

Join industry experts at the Make it British Forum who will provide you with the knowledge and expertise you need to successfully promote...

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Top 40 British-made Home Textiles Brands

If your home is in need of an update, look no further than this, our Top 40 British home textiles brands. There’s nothing...

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Crown Northampton collaborate with innovative British goat leather brand

Heritage shoemakers, Crown Northampton, team up with a local sustainable goat tannery to produce an innovative sneaker range. Make it British member, Crown...

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Live from my new British sofa!

Facebook Live 27 September 2018   Every Thursday at 1pm I do a Facebook live on our Make it British Facebook page. If...

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Would you think this kettle was made in the UK?

When I surveyed our followers on Instagram with this image over 30% of them thought that this kettle was made in the UK....

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How valuable is a Made in Britain label to your brand?

Do you ever wonder what consumers think about a made in Britain label? Does it carry enough sway to encourage people to purchase?...

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Top 20 British-made sock brands

It’s the Make it British top 20 list of socks Made in Britain! Socks are often an afterthought when pulling together your outfit,...

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7 Reasons why you should attend the Make it British Forum

The Make it British Forum is taking place in Huddersfield on 2nd November 2018.  Wondering about whether you should take time out of...

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Make it British Forum

Learn how to build your made in Britain business at the Make it British Forum

Our third Make it British Forum, the yearly conference that we tour around the country, will be coming to the historical textile town...

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Top 25 British Yarn Producers

Where can you buy British yarn? Loads of places! Read on to find out who’s making yarn here. From local farms and hand-dyers,...

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How to build your British-made brand with Ruth Farrell

Starting a British-made fashion brand? Watch our video interview with fashion consultant and British-made brand owner Ruth Farrell, to gain valuable insight into...

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Make it British Weekly News Round-up: 26 August 2018

UK manufacturing and British-made brands in the news this week: Fast fashion and the British textile industry; Last footwear factory in Norwich to...

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Top 30 British-made dog accessories brands

They are man’s best friend and we love to accessorise our pooches! We’ve pulled together a list of the best British dog accessories brands....

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Why every manufacturer should be on Instagram

You’re a manufacturer so you don’t think it’s worth being on Instagram? Right? Wrong! If you are a UK manufacturer, especially if your...

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