Work With Me

From your first lightbulb-moment, to scaling your British brand, I'm here to support your business if you make in the UK (or want to).

Kate Hills Make it British

With over 30 years of fashion and textile industry experience, I have the kind of insider-knowledge that’ll turn around your business, and turn you into the expert your business needs.

Launching and growing a product-based business isn’t always easy, so I'm here to support you.

From the first email you send your supplier, to the launch day Instagram caption you publish to announce your new range, I can help you develop, market and sell your British-made products online (and offline).

Find out more about my 1-2-1 and group coaching

Kate Hills 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 in 2011 to support businesses that want to make locally.

Since 2011, thousands of business owners have used Make it British as a resource to start and grow their UK-made brands. Now it's your turn.

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What Our Clients LOVE About Working With Us:

Dom Read - Dread Decks - Circle

Dom Read

Dread Decks

"I am over the moon that I took the plunge and invested in the programme. So very helpful and exciting!"

Siwan Oldham - By Biology Circle

Siwan Oldham

By Biology

"I had very little experience in the manufacturing industry and that's one of the reasons why I joined your coaching program. Having others in the group that you can just bounce ideas off each other and having that one-to-one with Kate to understand how to move forward. It's great to have that group and that support network that you can go to at any time and it's just helped me immensely in launching my business."

Russ Jordan, T-Shirts - Circle

Russ Jordan

'It's a fantastic return on investment. It'll help you review your business, whether you're a startup or your own existing business. It helps you to overcome obstacles and you get to work in a really supportive and motivational environment.

If you want to make the most out of your business, get on board with Kate and her team and you won't regret it.'

Zara d'Abo - Acre & Holt - Circle

Zara d'Abo

Acre & Holt

"It's been an amazing resource. It's a really worthwhile, handholding exercise. But it is also the support you get from the other members of the group. As well as all the resources. I wish I'd have more time because it's a mine of information. I can't recommend it highly enough to people."

Rosie MacPherson, Where's Winnie

Rosie Macpherson

Where's Winnie

"Prior to Where’s Winnie, I had no manufacturing experience.
Kate did a fantastic job of helping me understand the jargon and how to approach factories.

Secondly, the direct introductions were a complete game-changer. Manufacturers take me more seriously and it's helpful to know who to go to and not just stabbing in the dark!"

Dawn Clarke Designs - Circle

Dawn Clarke

Dawn Clarke Designs

"I really wanted to make sure that I sourced the right person that worked with me in the right way. That gave me all the support, but wasn't just the talk, it was actually drilling down and giving me the resources and showing me how to do it step by step and that was what this programme did brilliantly.'