As a marketing agency working with primarily small businesses, CB Digital Design are 110% behind the Made in UK Day campaign. We understand how important it is to support and shop local.

Make it British is running an amazing campaign on 9th March 2021 called Made in UK Day to celebrate their 10-year anniversary. They are building a huge community of British brands to encourage more people to shop within the UK.

Small businesses and entrepreneurs have had to get creative to survive the Covid-19 pandemic and BREXIT restrictions.

People have started selling handmade gifts, turning a hobby in to a business. Sellers have turned to British manufacturers to supply their products. The benefits of this are huge, from job prospects to global warming. There are so many reasons why we should shop within the UK as much as possible.

Made in UK Day

WHY DID MAKE IT BRITISH START MADE IN UK DAY?

Make it British started as a blog by ex-retail buyer Kate Hills to champion all the wonderful products that are made in the UK. The Make it British website has now been visited by more than 6.5 million people looking to buy UK-made products and search for UK manufacturers. This year alone has seen a 68% increase in enquiries since the UK left the EU’s single market and customs union.

UK manufacturing is currently worth £192 billion to the UK economy and employs 2.7 million people. More than 65 million people live in the UK and if everyone bought just one item made in the UK worth £20 on Made in UK Day, it would be worth £1.3billion.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MADE IN UK DAY?

LOWER YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

Buying products made closer to home means you can significantly reduce the number of miles something has travelled. In turn, this reduces its carbon footprint.

UK-made products are often made in much smaller quantities, too. Many can be made to order, discouraging waste within the supply chain.

SAVE ESSENTIAL SKILLS

Manufacturing requires skill. Not everyone suits working in a service-based industry. By purchasing a product that is made in the UK you are helping to save skills within local communities. Skills that would otherwise be lost.

CREATE JOB OPPORTUNITIES

2.7 million people work within manufacturing in the United Kingdom. When you buy a product that is made in the UK you are directly contributing to keeping someone in employment.

PROMOTE UK CRAFTSMANSHIP

When you buy a product that is made in the UK you are helping to preserve craftsmanship that has been passed down through generations.

BOOST LOCAL ECONOMIES

Buying locally made directly contributes to your local economy.

Spend your money wisely and help contribute directly towards the area in which you live.

PRESERVE UK MANUFACTURING

If everyone living in the United Kingdom bought just one item made in the UK worth £20 on Made in UK Day it would be worth £1.3bn!

Spend your money wisely and help UK manufacturing to thrive.

SO, HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

It really is SO simple! You can get involved by pledging to buy something that is made in the UK today and share your pictures on social media using the hashtag #madeinukday.

For more information and to download a championing pack, please visit CLICK HERE.

Credits to Make it British for imagery and content.