001 – The Making of Make it British

Who is Kate Hills? And why is she so passionate about UK manufacturing?

In this first full-length episode I give you the behind the scenes of who I am, why I do what I do and who Make it British is for.


  • Why I set up my own factory after I graduated
  • The role that the model Kate Moss played in my career success
  • The role UK factories played in the early part of my career
  • The meeting at M&S that I never forgave myself for
  • How retailers work out their margins and why it doesn’t work for local manufacturers
  • The time I jacked in my job without a plan and without telling my husband
  • Why I set up Make it British and who I aim to help

Shownotes: makeitbritish.co.uk/001

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