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188 – From the archive: 10 things that make British-made businesses great

Podcast episode 188

In this episode, I look back over the first 100 episodes of this show to find out what makes British-made businesses great.

There are many common themes running through the last 100 episodes and that I’ve heard again and again from those I’ve interviewed.

Here are the 10 things that make British-made businesses great:

UK manufacturers are partners to the businesses they make for
Katya Wildman (Ep 10), Sian Reekie (23), Tom Glover (72)

Transparency is integral to their supply chain
Jenny Holloway (21), Adam Robertson (51), Sophie Slater (94)

Sustainability is at the forefront of everything they do
Ian Maclean (14), Mick Cheema (31)

They are finding different ways to reach the customer
James Eden (2)

Many of them are family businesses
Edward Sexton (12), Martin Lowe (47), Peter Phillips (54), Lance Mitchell (55), Chris Woodford (88)

Authenticity is important to them
Simon Middleton (074)

Craftsmanship is worth preserving
Keith Hanshaw (6), Genevieve Sweeney (39), Kate Dawson (64), Jenny Holloway (21), Barbara Burton (70)

Quality is at their core
Andy Ogden (33), Tony Kelly (77), Joel Chudleigh (82), Richard Ince (96), Elaine Stewart (92)

It’s not about the money
Hebtroco (68), Heraldic Pottery (84)

They wouldn’t manufacture anywhere else!
Katherine Hooker (35), Tori Murphy (61)

If you want to find UK manufacturers to help make your products, the best place to start is browsing through our manufacturers directory. It is free to browse, we only ask that you mention you found them through Make it British.

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