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Build a British Brand

Whether you want to grow your British-made brand, get your goods rolling off a UK- based factory production line, or get your products in front of more shoppers, we’ve got you covered.

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100 – 10 Things that make British-made businesses great

In this episode I look back over the first 100 episodes of this show to find out what makes British-made businesses great. There are many common themes running running through the last 100 episodes and that I’ve heard again and […]

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095 – How to validate your UK-made product idea

Lots of people try to launch a business or collection with a huge range of products. They then find they don’t have enough funds to manufacture everything they set out to. They make expensive mistakes and their initial vision may

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083 – Getting Your Product Pricing Right

It’s very difficult to raise your prices for a product after you have launched it or communicated it to your customers. So how you can make sure that you’ve got them right from the start? Whilst the common calculation for

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081 – What Affects a Garment’s Cost Price?

Why do two similar looking items often cost totally different prices, even in the same shop?  A lot of it is to do with the cost price of the product. Yet so many different factors can affect that cost price.

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074 Live! – Simon Middleton, Blackshore Clothing

The Truth About Branding…it’s not about a logo and it’s not about generating content Simon Middleton has had a parallel career for the last decade, as a brand strategy adviser, speaker, and author of books including the bestseller Build A

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069 Live! – Small Batch Manufacturing

What’s the best way of successfully manufacturing small quantities in the UK? In this episode, recorded at Make it British Live!, UK garment and textile manufacturers discuss how designers can work with UK manufacturers. Panellists are: David Williams (Stoll GB

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052 – Why Every Manufacturer Needs a Great Website

Simple tips for how UK manufacturers can attract the right clients by just a few changes to their websites. In the latest episode of the podcast I give some simple tips for how UK manufacturers can attract the right clients

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046 – How to Make the Most of Events

What’s the best way of maximising your attendance at an event? As an event organiser I get lots of questions from exhibitors (and visitors) that are unsure of how to make the most of attending an event. In this episode

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036 – Can I label my product as made in the UK?

What are the rules surrounding whether you can label a product as made in the UK? “Can I label my product as made in the UK?’ is one of the questions that I get asked the most. The answer to

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034 – Should I Use Made in Britain or Made in UK?

When it comes to labelling your products what is the best term to use? Made in Britain, made in the UK, or something else? In this episode I explore the different ‘Made in..’ labels that brands use to signify where

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022 – Is Making in the UK Really More Expensive?

Is it really more expensive to make in the UK? Or is there a reason that some of the most profitable retailers are using more local manufacturing? In this episode I dive deeper into prices. More specifically – how you can

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009 – How to Manufacture in the UK for Less

Do you think that manufacturing in the UK is more expensive? In this episode I dispel some of the myths around making in the UK being more pricey. Quite often it’s down to not WHERE you manufacture, but WHAT you

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003 – Why is UK Manufacturing Important?

What difference does it really make if you choose to manufacture in the U.K. rather than overseas? You may wonder why I think it is so important that we support our U.K. manufacturers and continue to make here in Britain.

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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 the scenes of who I am, why I do what I do and who Make it British