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Make it British Forum

"Building a Made in Britain Business"

Textile Centre of Excellence

2 November 2018

Make it British Live! 2019

"The Only 100% British Sourcing Event"

Business Design Centre
29 & 30 May 2019

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7 Reasons 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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Learn how to build your made in Britain business at the Make it British Forum

Our third Make it British Forum, the yearly conference that we tour around the country, will be coming to the historical textile town of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, on 2nd November 2018. Are you struggling to raise awareness for your business and feel you’re battling against a tide of cheap imports? Finding marketing your products…

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Make it British Live! has a new home for 2019

We have some exciting news about our trade show, read on for more details… We are delighted to announce that Make it British Live! will take place at the prestigious Business Design Centre in London’s Islington on 29 & 30 May 2019. The move to Business Design Centre presents a great opportunity for UK manufacturers…

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Make it British Live! 2018 – Symposium Summary

Make it British Live! 2018 included the symposium, our conference to debate the issues faced by the fashion and textiles industry manufacturing in the UK today. Chaired by renowned industry commentator Eric Musgrave (previously Drapers editor and twice named business editor of the year) the symposium was a packed timetable of debate, including 25 speakers.…

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A summary of Make it British Live! 2018

On 23 and 24 May we threw open the doors to the fifth edition of our trade show Make it British Live! and the first one with its new name. Here’s how it went… About the event Make it British Live! began in 2014 and was originally called Meet the Manufacturer.  The event prides itself on being the…

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Top 25 brands at Make it British Live! 2018

Take a look at the fabulous Brands exhibiting in the Make it British Live! Brand Hall This year we have a fantastic variety of brands exhibiting in our Brand Hall, with everything from beauty to shoes, fashion to homeware, accessories and more! Don’t miss out on seeing these products in all their live glory and…

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Top tips to help you prepare for a trade show visit

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, and download our handy checklist, to help you prepare for a successful trade show visit.   1. Write down your…

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Who will you meet at Make it British Live? Facts and Figures revealed

The countdown is on…and we hope you’re looking forward to Make it British Live! on 23 & 24 May as much as we are. This year’s Make it British Live! event is going to be a corker, and I promise you it will be our best show yet. Here are the details in facts and…

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9 reasons to attend the Make it British Live! Symposium

Whether you are a start-up brand or an established buyer, here are 9 great reasons why you will benefit from attending the Make it British Live! Symposium Investing the time and money in attending the talks at Make it British Live! will be well worth it – with 25 speakers lined-up over the two days…

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Greatest threat to renaissance of British fashion manufacturing is lack of skills

If UK fashion manufacturing is to get the revival that it is looking for the skills issue needs to be addressed URGENTLY A common concern amongst UK manufacturers that I talk to on a daily basis isn’t finding more customers at the moment, but finding enough skilled staff to keep up with the demand. This…

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