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4 reasons not to make in the UK

295 – 4 Reasons NOT to Make in the UK

Regular listeners to this podcast will know that I am all about encouraging brands to manufacture locally. But in some cases, it might not make good sense to do so. In this episode I explain the 4 reasons why you […]

How to get people into your mailing list

294 – How to get people onto your mailing list

One of the questions that came up on one of our recent British Brand Accelerator group coaching calls was so good, I thought I’d bring it to you on the podcast this week. The question was about whether a small

Save English Fine Cottons

293 – Save English Fine Cottons

This week I’m bringing some very sad news – that the UK’s only cotton spinning mill, English Fine Cottons, which brought cotton spinning back to Greater Manchester in 2018, has very sadly gone into administration. In case you don’t know

why you should visit your factory

288 – Why You Should Visit Your Factory

This week I’ve been in the Midlands visiting factories, which is always one of my favourite things to do. I’d planned to take my podcast mic with me and get an episode to you today with an interview with one

How to sell your products

287 – How To Sell Your Products

Today’s episode is all about selling and sales, and how it’s closely linked to product development. A lot of creative business owners say that they aren’t any good at selling, so the natural tendency is to drop their prices or

21 tips for building a great British brand

286 – 21 Tips for Building a Great British Brand

Hear from 21 business founders as they give their tips on starting and growing a British-made brand. These snippets were taken from 21 different guest interviews on this podcast. If you want to listen to the full episodes you can

Wheres the best place to source fabrics

FAQ: Where’s The Best Place To Source Fabrics?

How to find fabrics, leathers and other raw materials for your brand, and avoid the most common mistake that many people make when sourcing fabric. FURTHER RESOURCES UK Fabric Mills on the Make it British website HANDY LINKS British Brand

How many factories should i sample with?

FAQ: How Many Factories Should I Sample WIth?

Sampling with UK manufacturers can be quite a different ball game to sampling with manufacturers overseas. Here’s why you might not want to sample with lots of different factories. FURTHER RESOURCES Quiz: Are you ready to work with a UK

should i get my manufacturer to sign an nda

FAQ: Should I Get My Manufacturer To Sign An NDA?

A Non Disclosure Agreement is a legal document you might ask a manufacturer to sign in order to protect your designs. Find out what the pros and cons are of asking a manufacturer to sign an NDA, and what the

how do i approach a manufacturer

FAQ: How Do I Approach A Manufacturer?

What are the secrets to getting a response from a manufacturer when you reach out to them? I explain how to word your approach and why you might not be getting a response. FURTHER RESOURCES How to get manufacturers to

how much does it cost to start a brand

FAQ: How Much Does It Cost To Start A Brand?

What are the main costs that you will incur to start a brand, and how can you save money by making your product in the UK? FURTHER RESOURCES 25 Hidden Costs of Starting a Brand How Much Does it Cost

how do i find the right manufacturer for my brand?

FAQ: How Do I Find The Right Manufacturer For My Brand?

Discover the best ways to the ideal UK manufacturers for your brand, and how to ensure that they get back to you every time. FURTHER RESOURCES Make it British Manufacturer Directory 5 Steps to Finding a UK Manufacturer How to

can a manufacturer source my fabric for me

FAQ: Can A Manufacturer Source My Fabric For Me?

You might think that having the factory source your fabric for you sounds like the easiest option, but that’s not always the case. In this episode I explain what your options are when it comes to fabric sourcing, and why

how long does it take to launch a brand

FAQ: How long does it take to launch a brand?

Find out how long on average it might take to launch a brand and what the main variables are that will affect it. FURTHER RESOURCES 5 Steps to Finding a UK Manufacturer How to Start a UK Made Brand HANDY

how do i go from idea to prototype

FAQ: How Do I Go From Idea To Prototype?

Discover the essential steps to turn your idea into a successful prototype. Get practical advice on how to bring your concept to life efficiently and cost-effectively and how to common pitfalls. FURTHER RESOURCES 5 Steps to Finding a UK Manufacturer

Happy New Year

272 – Happy New Year! What’s coming in 2024?

Welcome to Episode 272 of the Make it British Podcast Starting off the new year with something a bit different. This episode explains everything. Looking out for my special FAQ series, starting on Monday 7th January. HANDY LINKS British Brand