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What does the future hold for the British Pewter Industry?

Is one of Britain’s oldest manufacturing trades dying out? Or is collaboration between pewter makers and new designers helping them to survive? Changing…

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Does the future of British manufacturing lie in digital technology?

We look at how 3D printing is changing British manufacturing The Science Museum in London is currently holding an exhibition titled ‘3D: printing…

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New report looks at the future of UK manufacturing
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What will UK manufacturing look like in the future?

Government report looks at where British manufacturing might stand come the year 2050 Most people reading this website would probably agree that manufacturing…

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Save a British button manufacturer

British button manufacturer James Grove & Sons went into administration in December 2012 – but now there is a new business rising from…

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UK manufacturing jobs to return over next decade

Report predicts that rising oil prices and new technology will lead to more localised production and the creation of 200,000 new manufacturing jobs…

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Old Aquascutum factory is reinvented as The Clothing Works

One of the UK’s largest clothing manufacturing units is now under new ownership and ready to take on fresh challenges Last Friday I…

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UK Manufacturers say Government is failing them

Survey reveals UK manufacturers less confident now than before the coalition came to power The results of a survey of 1000 manufacturers carried…

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Make it British is featured on BBC Radio 4

Radio 4 discusses UK manufacturing on special editon of You & Yours It is great that the media is really getting behind the…

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Sunspel Factory in Long Eaten Notts Photo: Sunspel
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'Studies in Industrial Organization'- a fascinating look into post-war manufacturing

A study into the state of UK garment & textile manufacturing in 1946 foretold of its decline. Those that read this blog regularly…

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Why more British manufacturers should be taking on apprentices

As National Apprenticeship Week approaches we look at why more British manufacturers need to invest in the next generation [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFTt8PYls0I] With UK…

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Made in Britain labelling for ceramics

MP raises Fake it British issue in Parliament as foreign-made ceramics are passed off as Made in Stoke Anyone that reads this blog…

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UKFT launches award for businesses manufacturing in the UK

Entries are invited from designers and manufacturers that make their products exclusively in Britain The UK Fashion & Textile Assosciation (UKFT), a trade…

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Meet the Manufacturer: Carr and Westley

Chris Brinklow from Carr & Westley tells us why being a British manufacturer is tough in 2013 In an exclusive article written for…

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Why are British factories turning away business?

We look at why UK manufacturers might be saying ‘no’ to potential orders This week I had an email from a lady who…

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Interview: Jason Iftakhar, co-founder of Swifty Scooters

Swifty Scooters is a fine example of a company proving that British manufacturing and innovation can, and do, go hand in hand. The…

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10 great reasons to support local manufacturing

A video showing why Ally Capellino uses a Hackney factory to make 40% of her bags inspired us to come up with our…

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Heal's & Melin Tregwynt celebrate 100 years of Welsh design & manufacture

In store talk during London Design Week will discuss the importance of British manufacturing and the current trend for buying British This year’s London…

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How The Cambridge Satchel Company fought back and won

The story of how British bag makers The Cambridge Satchel Company ended up receiving an undisclosed sum from rival bag firm Zatchels in…

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British companies bring manufacturing back home

Good news for British manufacturing as survey reveals that 40% of companies are bringing production back in-house. Threats of recession and natural disasters…

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Swaine Adeney Brigg take on Aquascutum factory
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Swaine Adeney Brigg takes on Aquascutum factory

Royal Warrant holder Swaine Adeney Brigg, known for its luxury accessories, aims to re-employ Aquascutum workers at the Corby manufacturing unit After administrators were…

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Margaret Howell documents the best of British manufacturers

Designer supports British manufacturers with a map depicting location of British suppliers Margaret Howell has produced a stunning map, currently displayed in the…

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S.E.H Kelly: Meet their makers

S.E.H. Kelly scour the UK for the only best manufacturers, now they are offering a glimpse inside the factories where their truly British…

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The decline of the Lancashire cotton mills
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The decline of the Lancashire cotton mills

A little history lesson on the Lancashire cotton mills and a great video made by the British council in 1941 Did you know…

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