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Kate Hills shines the light on British brands and UK manufacturers, and goes behind the scenes of their businesses.
With tips, hints and tricks to help you manufacture in the UK.
New episodes every Tuesday and Friday

20 tips for building a great UK-made business

200 – 20 tips for building a great UK-made business

To celebrate 200 episodes, I’m bringing you a summary from 21 of the Make it British members that I have interviewed over the last few years.

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199 – 11 tips for starting a UK-made brand

Starting any business can be tough – especially one that involves making products! Here’s my 11 tips for starting a UK-made brand.

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198 – How long does it take to launch a new product?

How long will it take me to launch a new product if you make it in the UK? It involves taking into account several different variables. All of which I cover in this episode.

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The importance of quality Maria Grachvogel podcast

197 – From the archive: The Importance of Quality – Maria Grachvogel, Maria Grachvogel London

Maria Grachvogel, renowned fashion designer, talks about reshoring her production to the UK and the importance of garment quality

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How to follow up with a manufacturer podcast episode 196

196 – From the archive: How to follow up with a manufacturer

In this episode I give you some great tips on how to make sure that you get a response back after you follow up with a manufacturer

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English Fine Cottons Andy Ogden Podcast episode

195 – From the archive: Made in Britain Starts Here – Andy Ogden, English Fine Cottons

Listen to this episode of the Make it British Podcast (41:48) 0.75x 1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 0:0041:48 195 – From the archive: Made…

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194 – From the archive: What To Do When Manufacturing Goes Wrong

In this episode, we look at the main reasons why manufacturing mistakes occur and how to resolve the situation if they come up

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Podcast episode 193 Running the oldest factory in the UK

193 – From the archive: Running the Oldest Factory in the UK – Ian Maclean MBE, John Smedley

John Smedley are known as one of the finest knitwear manufacturers in the world. Join me as I interview Ian Maclean, managing director

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192 – From the archive: Why you should visit a factory

If you’re developing a product, it’s essential you plan a factory visit! Find out my 7 reasons why you should visit a factory

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Julie Deane CBE Podcast Episode

191 – From the archive: Building a great British brand – Julie Deane CBE, Cambridge Satchel Company

Julie Deane CBE, who set up The Cambridge Satchel Company, tells me how she got the now multi-million-pound business to where it is today

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Why UK manufacturers don't sample for free podcast episode 190

190 – From the archive: Why UK manufacturers don’t sample for free

Find out why UK manufacturers don’t make samples for free and how this can actually be a good thing for developing a partnership with them

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Podcast 189 Labour Behind the Label

189 – From the archive: Calling out Boohoo for using unethical garment factories – Dominique Muller, Labour Behind the Label

In June 2020, Labour Behind the Labour produced a damning report against Boohoo for using unethical garment factories

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Podcast epsiode 188

188 – From the archive: 10 things that make British-made businesses great

To commemorate the 100th episode of the podcast, I looked back over past interviews to see what makes British-made businesses great

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Podcast episode 187 Lindsey James Violet Flamingo

187 – How to make sales on live video – Lindsey James, Violet Flamingo

Find live video terrifying? If so, you are going to be inspired by Lindsey James of Violet Flamingo who makes sales via her Facebook lives!

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Podcast 186

186 – Taking a break!

Find out why I’m taking a break from releasing new episodes from next week and what you can expect in the meantime

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Podcast 185 Rita Britton

185 – How we are reeducating customers to buy better and buy less – Rita Britton, Nomad Atelier

Rita Britton is somewhat of a fashion legend. Enjoy some of her best bits from when Rita was a guest panellist at MiB Live! Online 2020

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Podcast 184

184 – Should you use a production consultant to help make your products?

Listen to this episode of the Make it British Podcast (19:52) 0.75x 1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 0:0019:52 184 – Should you use a…

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Podcast 183 Brant Richards, HebTroCo

183 – It was a stupid idea in the pub and now it’s a million pound business – Brant Richards, HebTroCo

Listen to this episode of the Make it British Podcast (51:45) 0.75x 1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 0:0051:45 183 – It was a stupid…

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Podcast episode 182

182 – Why Google is the last place to look for UK manufacturers

Listen to this episode of the Make it British Podcast (11:37) 0.75x 1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 0:0011:37 182 – Why Google is the…

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181 – Looking after Scotland’s oldest cashmere brand – Simon Cotton, Johnstons of Elgin

Listen to this episode of the Make it British Podcast (35:06) 0.75x 1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 0:0035:06 181 – Looking after Scotland’s oldest…

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Podcast Ep > 180

180 – LIVE: How to make more money making in the UK

Listen to this episode of the Make it British Podcast (15:49) 0.75x 1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 0:0015:49 180 – LIVE: How to make…

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Podcast ep 179 Rebecca Mills

179 – Growing a UK-made lifestyle brand – Rebecca J Mills

Listen to this episode of the Make it British Podcast (46:31) 0.75x 1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 0:0046:31 179 – Growing a UK-made lifestyle…

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Podcast Episode 178

178 – The real reason you aren’t making any money with your UK-made business

Listen to this episode of the Make it British Podcast (10:55) 0.75x 1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 0:0010:55 178 – The real reason you…

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Podcast 177

177 – A guide to digital textile printing – Debbie McKeegan, Texintel

Listen to this episode of the Make it British Podcast (56:20) 0.75x 1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 0:0056:20 177 – A guide to digital…

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