Manufacturing Locally - The Pros and Cons, and Best Practices

Kate Hills Friday, 1 February 2019

Kate Hills is the Founder of Make it British & Make it British Live.

Kate launched the website in 2011 to encourage more people to buy British and make in the UK. Since then, the platform has become the go-to for news, reports and interviews about British-made products.

In 2014, Kate launched "Make it British Live!" which is a unique trade show that prides itself on being the only sourcing event exclusively showcasing British manufacturers and producers.


In this video, you'll learn:

  • The benefits of manufacturing locally.
  • The do's and don'ts when working with a manufacturer.
  • Tips for managing production.
  • How to find manufacturers.
  • The terms and conditions to have with a manufacturer.

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