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Manufacturing Hero: Christopher Nieper

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Christopher Nieper, MD of David Nieper awarded OBE in Queen’s New Year Honours 💯 Congratulations to this man – Christopher Nieper, MD of clothing manufacturer David Nieper – who has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. Never has an award been more deserving. If there is one person more than…

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WIN – An Artisan Natural Tan Dog Leash from Seldom Found

Seldom Found have teamed up with us to offer you the chance to win an Artisan Natural Tan Dog Leash Seldom Found handcraft a range of leather dog collars and leashes. Every item is handmade to order using the finest materials, handcut and crafted from start to finish in one studio, without the use of…

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Made in UK Christmas Gifts for the Home

Wanting to find a Christmas present for a home lover? We have some fantastic UK-made homeware gift ideas for you, from home textiles to garden furniture. Adriana Homewares Adriana Homewares’ throws are woven and made in Yorkshire using beautifully soft 100% British Bluefaced Leicester Wool.  They pride themselves on their Yorkshire heritage as well as…

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WIN – A £500 family gift voucher from the All-in-One Company

The All-in-One Company have teamed up with us to offer you the chance to win a £500 family gift voucher From feeling Roarsome with your pride, to monkeying around, or cosying up with your cub, you could win a £500 Gift Voucher and Create-your-Own Tribe of Onesies for the whole family.   The All-in-One Company…

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11 Factors affecting manufacturing costs

There are many things that can influence your manufacturing costs. Here’s what they are – and how to mitigate them. When you ask a manufacturer how much something is going to cost right at the start of a conversation with them, chances are they’ll not give you an answer. Or you’ll receive an estimated price…

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In the Press: Make it British on C4 SuperShoppers

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How is the cost of clothing in stores calculated? Ever wondered how big retailers work out the price of clothing you see in stores? Is it genuinely related to how much it costs to manufacture? Or do they make up the prices according to how much they think you’ll pay? The cost of clothes and…

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Why the value of UK manufacturing is underestimated

value of UK manufacturing

There’s barely any manufacturing left in the UK, everyone works in the service industry instead, right? Wrong! Due to the outdated way that the Government looks at statistics, we are all being led to believe that manufacturing contributes just a small percentage of value to the UK economy. But a recent report by Cambridge University…

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Why fashion has to be valued if Brand Britain is to survive Brexit

Fashion Roundtable, the independent think tank which campaigns for fashion to have a voice in parliament, has issued a warning on how Brexit delays and the current political landscape are impacting UK fashion brands and manufacturers. Tamara Cincik, founder of Fashion Roundtable and Secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group For Textiles and Fashion, is calling on…

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WIN a luxury silk scarf from Firehorse

Your chance to WIN this luxury silk scarf from British fashion accessory brand Firehorse Firehorse is a luxury fashion accessories brand championing the best of British design and craftsmanship. Its debut collection of limited edition silk scarves is designed and hand-made in England. Firehorse scarves showcase the talent of up and coming designers, each of…

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Should I exhibit at a trade show?

In this interview with Janet Murray for The Janet Murray Show podcast, I explain why you should exhibit a trade show and how to get a great return on the investment The Janet Murray Show is a fantastic podcast from Marketing expert Janet Murray, showcasing practical marketing strategies through inspiring interviews with entrepreneurs.  I was…

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