The first Make it British Forum, to be held in association with the UKFT, will launch on 26 October 2016 at De Montfort University as part of the Leicester Business Festival. The one day conference will provide designers and business owners with the knowledge and tools required to successfully develop a ‘Made in Britain’ brand, covering all aspects of design, branding, manufacturing and marketing. Designers, buyers, students and manufacturers will also have the opportunity to forge links with one another and fill the gap on ‘how to source in the UK’, following the success of the Meet the Manufacturer conference and trade show held in London earlier this year.
Kate Hills, founder and CEO of Make it British, said: “This one day event will provide answers to many of the questions around product development and promotion that we are frequently asked by businesses wishing to grow brands with a ‘Made in Britain’ label. We are delighted to be hosting the conference as part of The Leicester Business Festival in a region of the country traditionally known for textile manufacturing, and to have the opportunity to be the first public event to be held in the new art and design faculty at De Montfort University is amazing.”