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Kate Hills to speak at Belfast Met’s webinar: Journey From Innovation to Manufacturing in the Fashion/Textiles Industry

Belfast Met Webinar Series

Kate Hills will be joining a panel of experts to discuss the journey from innovation to manufacturing in the fashion and textiles industry, as part of Belfast Met’s webinar series on supporting innovation. Belfast Met, supported by Connected NI, has been running a series of innovation-based webinars focused on supporting businesses on various topics. For…

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Event Round-up: Make it British Live! Online

Make it British-Live Online Round Up

Missed out on attending Make it British Live! Online? Here’s a round-up of our first virtual event, which took place on 24th and 25th September – and details of how you can still watch all of the sessions that you missed! If you’ve ever been to our yearly trade show Make it British Live! at…

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Agenda & Speakers announced for MiB Live! Online

We’re excited to announce the agenda and speaker line-up for Make it British Live! Online. As well as the opportunity to meet with manufacturers and British brands in our virtual expo hall, there are some great keynote speakers and panel discussions taking place over the two days. It’s our first virtual event, taking place on…

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8 Reasons to attend virtual events

You may be thinking ‘how can a virtual event compare to the real life version?’ Read on for our eight reasons why you should include attending virtual events in your calendar. As covid has made us shift to working, interacting and meeting digitally, many trade shows are being put on as virtual events. Our own…

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How do we future-proof the UK textile industry?

Future proof the UK textile industry

Webinar Replay Wouldn’t it be great if the UK textile industry could create less waste, increase sales and become more profitable?  Local manufacturing is an increasing focus for brands and designers looking for a fast turnaround on products that don’t leave a large carbon footprint. Textile manufacturers now have the opportunity to capitalise on this…

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Update on Make it British Events

Business Design Centre

Just wanted to keep you updated with some exciting plans for Make it British Live! and other events, both business and consumer, that we have coming up. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, our planned trade show on 17 & 18 March 2020 at the Business Design Centre had to be put on hold 🙁 Back…

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Make it British Live! 2020 Postponed

We have taken the very difficult decision to postpone Make it British Live! until further notice. This has been a heart-wrenching decision to make, but in light of recent developments of Covid-19, and after extensive conversations with many of our exhibitors and visitors over the last few days we feel this is the right thing to…

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Julie Deane OBE to speak at Make it British Live!

Julie Deane Cambridge Satchel

Julie Deane OBE, founder of The Cambridge Satchel Company, will be gracing the stage at Make it British Live! this year to share her inspiring story with us. Julie’s tale of how she founded The Cambridge Satchel company with a few hundred pounds, and then took her brand global, is now legendary. But perhaps what…

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Inspiring Talks Pull in the Crowds at Make it British Live! 2019

Thousands of manufacturers, retailers, designers and academics gathered to showcase the creativity and diversity of UK manufacturing and to share their inspiring stories at Make it British Live! 2019 at The Business Design Centre, London. These are challenging but exciting times. In this fast-moving sector, with new products, trends and innovations emerging each year, collaboration…

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Top tips to help you prepare for your visit to a trade show

trade show, Make it British Live!

Trade shows are very busy events, with thousands of visitors trying to gain the attention of the exhibitors.  To achieve the most out of your visit you need to get organised.  Read our top tips to help you prepare for a successful trade show visit. 1. Write down your goals for the trade show Be…

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5 Reasons why you should attend a trade show

trade show, Make it British Live!

One of the best ways of finding suppliers and manufacturers is by attending a trade show, but there are many other benefits. We give you 5 reasons why attending a trade show is essential to your business. If you’re at all serious about making in the UK, trade shows should be planned as a necessary…

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Stellar speaker line-up at MiB Live! 2019

Burberry stellar speaker line up make it british live

Make it British are delighted to announce the fantastic line-up of speakers for this year’s Make it British Live!   There is an undeniable and seismic shift going on in UK manufacturing and this year’s Make it British Live! will explore the future of the industry, tackling the hot topics of ‘fast or slow fashion’…

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British Made Fashion and Textiles Industry Thriving Amidst Brexit Uncertainty

The UK Fashion and textiles industry employs 120,000 people and produces £9 billion of textiles every year.  This hugely important UK industry, with roots established before the industrial revolution, is experiencing unprecedented demand despite the uncertainty caused by Brexit. 2019 marks 200 years since the landmark Factories Act of 1819 was passed to regulate work…

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Lucy Siegle to host Make it British Live! 2019

Environmental journalist and broadcaster, Lucy Siegle, is to host the first day of talks at this year’s Make it British Live! event at the iconic Business Design Centre, London on 29 May.  Lucy Siegle is a familiar face on prime time TV, a longstanding presenter for BBC’s ‘The One Show’ and columnist for the Observer.…

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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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Speakers announced for the Make it British Forum 2018

Join industry experts at the Make it British Forum who will provide you with the knowledge and expertise you need to successfully promote and sell a brand that is made in Britain.   I am delighted to announce the speaker line up for the third Make it British Forum which is being held at the Textile Centre…

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7 Reasons why you should attend the Make it British Forum

The Make it British Forum is taking place in Huddersfield on 2nd November 2018.  Wondering about whether you should take time out of your business to attend? Here are 7 reasons why you should be there… Our yearly conference, the Make it British Forum, can help you to build your Made in Britain brand, providing you with…

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