Made in Britain launches initiative to boost business for #1000Makers

Various stands. Best of Britannia is proud to return for its third year transforming London’s iconic Farmiloe Building once again into Britain’s largest pop-up department store. On October 3rd and 4th, over 200 brands will exhibit current and future collections of exclusively British made fashion, art, furniture, grooming and cosmetics, lighting, food and drink.

The Made in Britain Campaign, a not-for-profit organisation supporting British manufacturing, recently launched its #1000Makers initiative; a drive to find and recruit a further 500 British manufacturers by December 2015, helping them sell more by applying the Made in Britain marque.

The announcement was made last month at Best of Britannia London, a pop-up department store showcasing cutting-edge British design, innovation and craft. 

The Made in Britain Campaign supports and promotes British manufacturing, enabling customers at home and abroad to identify British-made products and buy with confidence knowing that goods carrying the marque are legitimately made in the UK.  The #1000Makers initiative will target all British manufacturers, from young entrepreneurs to multi-national corporations; companies selling locally to those already exporting around the world. 

John Pearce, CEO of Made in Britain said: “The Made in Britain Campaign is a community of amazing makers, from specialist craftspeople right through to mega-corporations employing thousands. The goal we all share is sustainable economic growth and the creation of manufacturing sector jobs. 

“Our membership is growing fast. We’ve recently passed the milestone of 500 manufacturers and we aim to reach 1,000 ready for January 2016, when we’ll also be engaging with the general public and businesses through retail promotions and online stores. With a little more than 12 months to go until the Rio Olympics and Paralympics, there has never been a better time to be shouting about British-made products and championing the UK’s amazing manufacturing sector.”