Celebrate Made in UK Day on March 9

On the 10th anniversary of the founding of Make it British we are answering the call for everybody to celebrate UK makers by taking part in Made in UK Day.

Make it British was founded on 9th March 2011 by ex-retail buyer Kate Hills, who started a blog to champion all of the wonderful products that are made in the United Kingdom. She comments:

“It has never been more important to buy products that are made in the UK and support local manufacturing. By pledging to buy products that are made in the UK you are lowering your carbon footprint, saving essential skills, helping local economies and creating job opportunities. We want everyone to get behind Made in UK Day to celebrate the wonderful makers that we have in the UK.”

UK manufacturing is worth £192 billion to the UK economy and employs 2.7 million people. 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!

championing pack for visual and written resources that your business can share across all platforms.

We would love to see your own ideas for content too. Create posts and videos sharing with your audience why they should champion UK-made on 9 March 2021.

Businesses that make in the UK are being asked to share stories about the people that work in UK manufacturing and use the hashtag #madeinukday to help consumers find UK-made products to buy. You can also download the championing pack for ideas of how you can get involved with the Made in UK Day campaign. It’s even easier for consumers to get involved, simply pledge to buy UK-made products on 9 March 2021 and help UK manufacturing to thrive.

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