Make it British Podcast

Make it British Podcast by Kate Hills

Kate Hills

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'.

Categories: Arts

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In this episode I discuss some of the hidden costs of manufacturing, and offer tips on how to avoid them.

Whether you're starting a new brand, or growing an existing one, there's typically five common areas where costs can spiral out of control, but the good thing is, they are all easily avoidable.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • The five hidden costs in UK manufacturing and how to avoid them
  • How you can minimise sample costs
  • Why it's easy to overspend on raw materials
  • How to avoid buying too much stock
  • Why making in the UK eliminates some of your logistics costs

Resources mentioned in this episode

25 Hidden Costs of Starting a Brand

Enjoyed this podcast? I also have a private podcast called ‘British Brand Bedrock’.

The British Brand Bedrock private podcast feed answers more than 30 of your most commonly asked questions on starting and growing a British-made Brand.

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Stay in Touch

British Brand Accelerator – My group programme for small businesses who want to manufacture clothing, accessories and homeware in the UK.

Make it British website

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Make it British on YouTube – subscribe to my YouTube channel to watch many of the podcast episodes as videos.

Previous episodes

  • 396 - 260 – 5 Hidden Manufacturing Costs and How to Avoid Them 
    Fri, 05 May 2023 - 0h
  • 395 - 259 - The Impact of Brexit on Small Businesses in the UK Textile Industry - Tamara Cincik, Fashion Roundtable 
    Fri, 28 Apr 2023 - 0h
  • 394 - 258 – How Do You Define an ‘Ethical Factory’? 
    Fri, 21 Apr 2023 - 0h
  • 393 - 257 – From the Archives: Labour Behind the Label Call out BooHoo for Using Unethical Garment Factories 
    Fri, 14 Apr 2023 - 0h
  • 392 - 256 – The No.1 Reason That Product Businesses Fail 
    Fri, 07 Apr 2023 - 0h
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