For people thinking about starting up or expanding a business, Make it British will have a team of experts on hand at this year’s Meet the Manufacturer event, offering one-to-one practical advice and hands-on experience on different aspects of manufacturing and business development. The Meet the Expert team will be on-site to answer questions on the hot topics of sourcing, production, branding and finance. The team includes David Reay, previously Manufacturing and Sourcing Director at J Barbour and Sons, Daliah Simble, previously Production Director at Roland Mouret, set up her own fashion consultancy in 2015, Alison Lewy MBE, founder of Fashion Angel and mentor and author of Design, Create, Sell.
Kate Hills, founder and CEO of Make it British, will also be on hand to offer her advice. “Our carefully-selected team of experts will be sharing their insights and practical advice in these free, drop-in sessions,” says Kate. “We’re expecting this service to be very popular, so visitors will be able to book their slot on the day and will be invited to leave any unanswered questions with the panel, to be answered in one of our weekly Make it British Facebook Live sessions at a later date.”
The only sourcing event exclusively for British fashion, accessories and homeware, Meet the Manufacturer takes place on 24 and 25 May at The Old Truman Brewery, London.