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


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Make it British Podcast

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...

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021 – Jenny Holloway, Fashion Enter – What I’ve Learnt from Running a Clothing Factory

Meet Jenny Holloway, owner of Fashion Enter, a social enterprise garment factory based in North London. Jenny not only manufactures for small brands and...

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020 – Get Set for Manufacturing Challenge: Day 5

Preparing to meet a manufacturer Over the last 4 episodes we’ve looked at products, materials, prices and MOQS. Today’s show covers how to...

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019 – Get Set for Manufacturing Challenge: Day 4

What is an MOQ and why do manufacturers have them? A minimum order quantity (or MOQ) is the lowest amount that a manufacturer...

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018 – Get Set for Manufacturing Challenge: Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the Get Set for Manufacturing Challenge! This episode tackles how to price a product. There are a few...

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017 – Get Set for Manufacturing Challenge: Day 2

Can a manufacturer source materials for you? Whilst some manufacturers may be able to source raw materials for you, depending on the product,...

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016 – Get Set for Manufacturing Challenge: Day 1

Ever wondered why a manufacturer didn’t get back to your emails? Listen to this episode of the podcast to find out the top...

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015 – Top 9 Manufacturing Trends for 2019

What will the next year hold for UK manufacturing in 2019? In this episode I look at some of the trends that I...

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014 – Ian Maclean, John Smedley – Running the Oldest Factory in the UK

In this episode I chat to Ian Maclean, managing director of John Smedley – the oldest operating factory in the world. John Smedley...

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013 – 10 Mistakes People Make When Starting a Brand Made in the UK

Are you thinking of starting a brand that is made in the UK, or developing a new product? In this episode I cover...

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012 – Edward Sexton, Glencroft Countrywear – Why we Support the Independent Retailers

Today I am interviewing Edward Sexton from Glencroft Countrywear, a company that have been members of Make it British from the very early...

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011 – UK Textile Manufacturing Review 2018

In this episode I look at how UK textile manufacturing fared in 2018, and what I think the future holds for 2019 and...

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010 – Katya Wildman, Bombshell – Why I Choose to Manufacture in London

What are the benefits of manufacturing locally if you are a small clothing brand? In this interview with Katya Wildman,  founder of Bombshell,...

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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...

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008 – Bhavik Master, British Christmas Jumpers – How to Succeed with Seasonal Products

In this interview I chat with Bhavik Master, director at Leicester knitwear manufacturers Jackmasters and producers of British Christmas Jumpers Did you know...

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007 – The Best Place to Find a Manufacturer

Want to know the best place to find a UK Manufacturer? In this episode I want to talk to you about how you...

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006 – Keith Hanshaw, The Leather Satchel Co. – The Joy of Manufacturing

There’s a misconception that manufacturing is unpleasant and unwanted work.  That couldn’t be further from the truth. Producing physical product can be incredibly...

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So you want to manufacture in the UK

005 – So you want to manufacture in the UK?

There are so many benefits to having your product made in the UK. But, once you’ve made the decision to make here, how...

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Jo Ashburner Farr Red Dragon Flagmakers

004 – Jo Ashburner Farr, Red Dragon Flagmakers – Flying the Flag for Made in Britain

Can running a social enterprise and manufacturing a world-class product go hand in hand? I talk to the inspiring Jo Ashburner-Farr, who has...

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003 – Why is UK Manufacturing Important?

What difference does it really make if you choose to manufacture in the UK rather than overseas? You may wonder why I think...

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002 – James Eden, Private White V.C. – Why I’m boycotting Black Friday

How do UK manufacturers and brands compete with huge overseas factories and the likes of Black Friday discounting? In this episode I conduct...

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Episode 001_ The Making of Make it British

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...

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000 – Introducing the Make it British Podcast

Welcome to the first ever episode of the Make it British podcast! In this trailer you’ll hear why Kate Hills set up the...

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UK Manufacturers List

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The Make it British UK Manufacturer & Supplier Guide contains the contact details of hundreds of hand-picked UK manufacturers and suppliers.

Get Set for Manufacturing Course

Our easy to follow online course will help guide you through the whole process of finding and working with a UK manufacturer step by step. From your initial idea, right through to getting your first products made.