Made in the UK day was set up by Make it British, an organisation founded in 2011 by Kate Hills. Make it British promotes amazing British-made brands and helps businesses get their products manufactured in the UK.
Kate is passionate about manufacturing in the UK and has spent the last ten years shining a light on British brands and local manufacturing. In the last decade, Kate has helped thousands of businesses find and successfully work with UK manufacturers and supported many more to grow their British-made brands.
Whether you’re a business or a consumer, Made in the UK is a community that promotes and supports. Businesses can join a platform where they can promote their business to like-minded individuals who also sell UK made products. Your consumers can also find you on their brand directory, filled with hundreds of businesses from all around.
So, what is Made in the UK Day?
As the appetite to shop locally and support local businesses grows, Make it British, a community of UK-made brands and manufacturers, is calling on everyone to celebrate UK makers. Especially since the pandemic, there has been a huge increase in local support for products and services – which is one we would love to see continue.
Celebrated on March 9th, Made in the UK Day is a day dedicated to promoting and buying solely UK made brands. The day is all about supporting locals and giving back to our economy. More than 65 million people live in the UK. If everyone bought just one item made in the UK worth £20 on #madeinukday it would be worth £1.3 billion!
By pledging to buy UK-made products on Made in UK Day you will be helping to: lower your carbon footprint, save essential skills, create job opportunities, promote UK craftsmanship, preserve UK manufacturing, and boost the local economy.
How can you get involved?
If you’re a business looking to promote your UK made products and services you can download a champion pack here which will contain everything you need to know, including; ideas on how to take part, images for social media and more templates to help you spread the word.
If you’re a consumer you can also get involved by downloading a champion pack, providing social media posts, lists of businesses to buy from, and other ways to help on Made in the UK Day.
Let’s all get on board to help your local businesses and community by making sure you pledge to buy UK-made products on March 9th 2022 and beyond. For more information on #madeintheukday click here.