How to Start a
A 6-part video course with Kate Hills to get your product made in the UK.
So you've decided to start a brand and get your products made in the UK, but you don't know where to begin?
You've got a great idea for a product but don't know where to start.
Maybe you've reached out to manufacturers but none of them have got back to you.
You're new to the industry and not sure what order you need to do everything in.
You want to find manufacturers that can make small quantities and work with start-ups.
What if I told you that I'm going to give you a proven formula for getting your ideas off the ground, so that you have everything you need to start working with UK manufacturers?
Hello, I'm Kate
I’ve been passionate about UK manufacturing ever since I had my own recycled clothing company and micro-factory in the early '90s! After 20 years as a designer and buyer developing products all over the world, I launched Make it British to support creative business founders that want to make locally.
Over the last ten years, I've helped 1,000s of businesses to work with UK manufacturers. Now it's your turn!
6 info-packed modules and bonuses! Here's what you'll learn:
By the end of this course you'll have everything you need to start working with UK manufacturers.
Here's the Nitty-Gritty of What We'll Cover in this Course:
Module 1: Customers
You'll get clear on who your product is for and why it's important to know this before you reach out to manufacturers.
By the end of the module you'll have defined who your ideal customer is and know how you're going to reach them.
Module 2: Competitors
You'll understand the market you're selling in and who you're really competing with (I doubt it's who you think).
By the end of the module you'll have done your market research and got a sales and marketing strategy worked out.
Module 3: Collection
We'll get into the details of what products you're making and why what you leave out is as important as what you include.
By the end of the module you'll have a definitive range plan that is affordable to produce, and that both customers and factories will love!
Module 4: Components
You'll compile a list of all of the raw materials and components that you need and find out where to source them. As well as why you need to do this if you make in the UK.
By the end of the module you'll know where you can source raw materials and have a bill of materials (BOM) mapped out.
Module 5: Costings
You'll learn why it's important to have target selling prices at this stage, and what goes into your costings. Plus the one thing everyone leaves out!
By the end of the module you'll have a cost sheet for each of your products with a realistic target cost price to aim for.
Module 6: Communication
In this final step you'll put all of your research together and begin to reach out to manufacturers. You'll also find out how best to communicate with a manufacturer to guarantee a great response.
By the end of the module you'll be ready to start contacting manufacturers!
You'll finish with the skills you need to confidently work with UK manufacturers.
Six In-Depth Video Sessions
This course to start a UK-made brand will guide you through my simple, but very effective method that I have used to help hundreds of businesses start a UK-made brand.
All Lessons Available in audio-format, delivered to your favourite podcast app
Everyone that signs up to How to Start a UK-made Brand will get all of the lessons delivered into their favourite podcast app as a special private podcast feed.
How Much is the Course?
(Vat @ 20% will be added at checkout)
Refund Policy: If you sign up and decide that this isn't right for you I'll refund you in full provided you let us know within 7 days.
Here's a Recap of Everything You Get
6 In-Depth Video Sessions
Each of the modules are covered in a video or audio track for you to watch or listen to in your own time.
Easy to Follow Framework
Inside our learning portal. Find everything you need to start your UK-made brand all in one place.
12 Months Access
All of the sessions are available for twelve months so you can go back and watch them at your own pace.
You'll get downloadable workbooks for each module to help you move forward.
What Students Love About Our Course:
Imagine having a product ready to launch within weeks!
By the time you've finished this course you will have everything in place to start your brand by working with UK manufacturers with confidence.