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Make it British Live! 2019

"The Only 100% British Sourcing Event"

Business Design Centre
London
29 & 30 May 2019

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5 Trade Shows to visit if you’re looking for new suppliers in 2020

One of the best ways of finding suppliers and manufacturers is by attending a trade show. This can mean an investment of your time and money, so here we take a look at the five best sourcing shows for you to attend if you’re developing a made in UK brand. Trade shows should be planned…

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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 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…

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5 Reasons why you should attend a trade show

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

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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Why I nearly gave up on our trade show (but thanks to folks like you I didn’t)

It is now eight years since I set up the Make it British website and five years since I launched our trade show – Make it British Live! I nearly gave it all up. Here’s why I didn’t… I have to admit to you that sometimes I’ve felt like giving up on my one woman mission…

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Not got a ticket to the Make it British Forum? Here’s how to follow it online…

For the third year in a row our Make it British Forum is a sell-out. Our one day conference, which we tour around the UK every year, is packed with industry experts sharing their knowledge and experience to help you build your British-made business. If you didn’t manage to bag yourself a ticket – don’t…

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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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