Kate Hills is on a one-woman mission to save UK manufacturing.
In this podcast she shines the light on British brands and manufacturers, and goes behind the scenes of their businesses.
With tips, hints and tricks to help you manufacture in the UK and buy British.
Never has there been a more critical time to get behind 'made in Britain'.
11 Trends for 2021 and beyond
What will 2021 hold for businesses that make in the UK?
In the last episode of 2020, and the new series, I look at some of the trends that I think will impact businesses that make in the UK in the coming 12 months.
Listen to this episode to hear my predictions - and let me know if you think I've missed anything out!
A look back on 2020
Today's episode is part one in a two part series where I'll be looking back on our year in 2020 and then looking forward to 2021.
There is no doubt that 2020 has brought its share of challenges for everyone, but I am not going to dwell too much on the negative today. Instead, I take a look at what positives have come out of this most unusual year.
How to promote a UK-made brand
UK-made goods have huge value both at home and abroad. If you have a UK-made brand are you doing enough to shout about your own British-made brand?
In this episode, I share my 7 foolproof tips you can action right now to sell your UK-made goods.
Catherine Erdly, The Resilient Retail Club
Catherine is the founder of The Resilient Retail Club. She has a background in retail as a merchandiser for some of the best-known High Street retailers but now works exclusively with independent retailers and small businesses.
In this episode we discuss what went wrong at Debenhams and Arcadia, how the buying model of the big retailers is now becoming less relevant, and how now is a good time for small and independent businesses to thrive.
LIVE: No Black Friday
This is a recording of an Instagram live that I did on the last Friday in November. A day often referred to in the retail calendar as Black Friday.
I discussed why the heavy discounting from many stores at this time of year are not really deals at all, and why many UK-made brands don't do heavy discounting.
James Eden, Private White V.C.
In this episode, I revisit an interview I did back in 2018 which is still very relevant today.
It's a ‘no holds barred’ interview with James Eden, owner of Private White V.C. who tells me how he’s turned a clothing factory that solely manufactured for other brands, including Burberry, into one that makes 90% own-brand luxury clothing sold direct to the customer.
James gives some great advice for any British-made brand or UK manufacturer.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Kate is a force to be reckoned with. Doing an amazing job promoting and helping Brit made businesses. I’m yet to launch mine but will soon, fingers crossed, and I’ve learned a lot from these podcasts. Thank you!
Honest, optimistic and informative
I had the pleasure of interviewing Kate for a feature I am writing about the state of the British garment manufacturing sector post Covid-19. Prior to this interview, Kate's podcast provided me with so much insight, knowledge and expertise about the sector, which informed my research significantly.
You do not need to be in the fashion industry or passionate about British manufacturing to enjoy or benefit from this podcast.
I’ve listened to these podcasts from the very beginning and love what Kate and her team have achieved. Kate highlights so many fascinating businesses and people and champions all those who are helping to boost British manufacturing.