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Best of 2017: The top news, views and posts from Make it British in 2017

Here we round up our highlights of 2017 as we continue to celebrate another great year for UK manufacturing

2017 has been a great year for UK manufacturing and for us here at Make it British, as we continue our campaign to support British-brands that make in the UK.

Traffic to the Make it British website has doubled this year, and we now have over 300,000 page views a month. That shows the growing interest for making in the UK and buying British-made products.

Interest from overseas has also increased massively, and International visitors to the website now make up 30% of the site’s traffic. USA, Canada, Germany and Singapore have shown the biggest growth in our visitor demographics.

So as we reflect on 2017 we take a little look back at our highlights from the past year.




Make it British team

The Independent ran an article about the Make it British story in March 2017




  • Meet the Manufacturer, the only 100% British sourcing event, is declared a resounding success, as 185 exhibitors and 5,000 visitors from 27 different countries attended our yearly trade show at the Truman Brewery in London
  • – We got something we didn’t bargain for when a fire alarm went off during a Facebook Live broadcast on the second day of Meet the Manufacturer
Highlights from Meet the Manufacturer 2017

Our biggest ever event took place in May 2017, as MTM opened the doors to 5000 visitors


  • – Our interview with womenswear designer Justine Tabak, who left corporate life to launch her own label struck a cord with many and was our most popular post on Facebook that month





  • – We visited manufacturer Surface Print to find out how they’re continuing the tradition of making wallpaper in the UK


The Make it British Forum in November welcomed 250 delegates


UK textile manufacturing made primetime news on Boxing Day


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