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Looking for UK manufacturers? Come to our trade show!

Clothing manufacturers, bag makers, fabric mills, knitwear factories, a wool room and an enterprise room specially for small businesses…find it all at ‘Meet the Manufacturer 2017’ One of the questions that I most often get asked is: ‘Where can I find UK manufacturers to make my products, I’ve looked everywhere!?‘. So in 2014 I set up an event…

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'Partnerships, Production and Provenance’ in UK manufacturing

MTM Speaker Montage

Talks at this year’s Meet the Manufacturer event will explore ‘Partnerships, Production and Provenance’ in UK manufacturing. Will you be joining us for our free drop-in seminars at this year’s Meet the Manufacturer? At this year’s Meet the Manufacturer event Make it British will be hosting free to attend, drop in seminars which will provide the perfect opportunity…

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Mums that Make it British

Press Release: Mums that Make it British Around 54,000 new mothers lose their jobs each year, according to an Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report.  It was statistics like this that prompted Kate Hills, a mother of two young children herself, to employ an army of mums to support her when she launched her…

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British Wool – From sheep to loom

Find out how wool is processed from fleece to fabric and why using British wool is important, as we chat to Laura Rosenzweig, the founder of Laura’s Loom. Laura, can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you first learnt to weave? I first learned to weave in the US, over 20 years…

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12 Questions to ask a UK manufacturer

questions to ask a UK manufacturer

So you want to get something made in the UK? Even if you have the experience of developing a product before you might not have visited a manufacturer.  Choosing a manufacturer is one of the most important decisions you can make in the development of a product, so it’s not something to enter into without…

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Buy British Day Competitions: Winners Announced!

Nearly 20,000 entries for our Buy British Day Competition Extravaganza – lucky winners now selected!  Saturday 3rd October was Buy British Day (in case you missed it) and to mark the occasion we had 23 British-made prizes to giveaway, worth over £1000! What we really hadn’t predicted was the enormous response our readers. We had 19,732 entries, and…

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British-made footwear brand Marion Ayonote to launch in House of Fraser

Marion Ayonote Avalon Peep Toe Shoe

Make it British favourite, Marion Ayonote, is about to become the first UK-made luxury footwear brand in high street retailer House of Fraser Luxury footwear and handbag designer Marion Ayonote has long been admired by the team at Make it British and we have regularly lusted after her beautiful shoes since running a competition on our site…

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The Great British Debate – "Can we make it all here?"

The Great British Debate

The Great British Debate will see a prestigious panel of experts come together to raise awareness about buying British Taking place on Tuesday 22nd September at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, The Great British Debate aims to engage consumers into thinking about the provenance of products ahead of Buy British Day on the 3rd October. The…

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Made in Britain in the news this week: 14 September 2015

Buying British

UK manufacturing in the news this week: A week of buying only British goods, UK breweries hit 80 year high but The Economist says making Britain make things again is proving difficult… A week of buying only British goods. How hard can it be? The Telegraph Elizabeth Anderson, business journalist at The Telegraph has written a…

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V-MARQ announces MTM competition winner

V-MARQ ran a competition to win a GPS Tracker at our MTM 2015 event – and we are pleased to announce the winner! At our Meet the Manufacturer event in June, one our sponsors, V-MARQ, ran a competition for visitors to win a GPS Tracker. V-MARQ is an independent certification scheme, founded by Lucideon CICS, that verifies…

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UK Lanyard Makers help us to keep every last detail made in Britain

At our Meet the Manufacturer event in June, we wanted to keep everything made in Britain where possible. With tight deadlines and so much to get done, UK Lanyard Makers came to the rescue! Back in early June we held our second Meet the Manufacturer event, with great success. The purpose of the event is to…

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