Make it British launches homegrown manufacturing masterclass

Make it British is going on tour to Manchester next month with its Make it British Forum on ‘How to build a made in Britain brand’.  Taking place on 2 November at the Manchester Business School, delegates will learn how to master making in the UK even if they’ve never been to a factory.

The one-day forum will provide delegates with the knowledge and expertise required to successfully manufacture, promote and sell a brand that is made in Britain.

Kate Hills, founder and CEO of ‘Make it British’, explains: “There is great value in making in the UK, from the convenience and speed of having a factory on your doorstep, to the consumer confidence that is gained by displaying a ‘Made in Britain’ label.  We know that developing a product that is made in the UK is not always easy, and this forum aims to equip you with the expertise required to help you build your British-made brand.”

A host of industry experts, that understand what it takes to successfully negotiate the UK manufacturing supply chain, will be on hand to offer advice along with an inspiring line up of  brand owners and manufacturers to help provide solutions to some of your challenges and set you well on the way to developing a great ‘Made in Britain’ business.


Speakers include:

Sara Prowse, CEO of Hotter Shoes, the largest footwear manufacturer in the UK, will be talking about what made in Britain really means to her customers

Mat Booth, founder of Both Barrels, will focus on why simplicity is key when building a brand made in the UK

English Fine Cottons will be on hand to talk about how the first cotton spinning mill in the UK for decades now affords businesses the opportunity to have a totally British supply chain

Isabelle Ugochukwu, the inspirational founder behind the Isabella Queen handbag brand, will give an honest account of what it’s really like to launch a British-made brand

Mike Stoll, co-owner of Manchester-based brand and factory Private White, will be giving the low-down on what it takes to develop a great partnership with your manufacturer

Denise Pearson, of leathergoods manufacturer Deni-Deni will be joining our manufacturing panel – which is your opportunity to quiz some of the UK’s best fashion and accessory manufacturers

Charlotte Meek from The Stitch Society will be imparting some great advice for those wanting to go down the route of setting up their own manufacturing unit

Ross Barr-Holland, will explain how his award winning British label Ross Barr has got off to such a flying start with the press and buyers

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