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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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
If you’ve got an idea for a product but you’re tearing your hair out because you don’t know what the next steps are, this episode is for you. You may have tried approaching manufacturers to help you and had no
Are you making this one big mistake when developing a made in the UK product? On today’s episode I tell you how to make sure you avoid this costly error if you’re launching a brand made in the UK. It
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
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.
If you’re purchasing something new does seeking out a product that is made in the UK offer sustainability benefits over one made overseas? There’s a lot of talk about sustainability at the moment when it comes to the products that
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
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
Tori Murphy trained in textiles at the Royal College of Art and established her home textiles brands in 2012. Starting with just 12 metres of fabrics to produce a few cushions, she now manufactures 8,000m of fabric a year, with
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
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
What makes a great British brand? In this episode I chat to brand guru Simon Middleton about what makes an average brand stand out from an extraordinary one. Simon is my go-to authority on anything to do with creating a
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
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
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
Are you thinking of starting a brand that is made in the UK, or developing a new product? In this episode I cover the 10 mistakes that people make when launching a new product, and give tips on how to
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
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.
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