Make it British Live! Trade Show London 2019

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Business Design Centre

52 Upper Street


N1 0QH

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Make it British Live! - The Only 100% British Sourcing Event


Make it British Live! is the only event in the world that showcases the best of British manufacturers and producers of textiles, clothing and homeware, held at the iconic Business Design Centre in London on 29 & 30th May.

Organised by Make it British founder, Kate Hills, it’s the show for British-made brands to exhibit; for retailers looking for exceptional British-made products and for buyers and designers seeking sourcing opportunities within the UK - all conveniently housed under one historic glass roof.

  • Make it British Live! is the only 100% British sourcing event.
  • Meet 200 exhibitors showcasing the best in UK manufacturing and craftsmanship.
  • Access a programme of talks and demonstrations.
  • Source manufacturers and suppliers to produce your British-made product.
  • Find British-made brands to retail and collaborate with.
  • Make valuable industry connections & network with decision makers.

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Seminars & Speakers

Agenda - Day 1 29th May 2019

10:00 Host Introduction

Lucy Siegle
Journalist & Broadcaster, BBC/Observer

10:15 How Mass Customisation & Innovation are Keeping Skills Alive

Kate Dawson
Owner & Director, The All-in-One Company

11:15 Support on the Inside, Support on the Outside

Barbara Burton
Executive Creative Founder, Behind Bras

12:00 Panel Discussion: Fast or Slow Fashion: Which does the UK do best?

Phoebe English
Designer & Founder, Phoebe English

Jenny Holloway
CEO, Fashion Enter

Julia Redman
Head of Buying, M&Co

14:00 Panel Discussion: Craftsmanship Versus Technology

Andy Ogden
Director & General Manager, English Fine Cottons

Nick Keyte
Managing Director, Gieves & Hawkes

Mark Randle
Founder, Galaxius

Prof. Stephen Russell
Director, Future Fashion Factory

15:00 The Future of the Factory is the Factory of the Future

Hareesh Kallambella
Senior Production Manager, Burberry

16:00 How to Make a Million in Brexit Britain

Ed Oxley & Brant Richards
Founders & Directors, HebTroCo

Agenda - Day 2 - 30th May 2019

10:00 Host Introduction

Kate Hills
Founder, Make it British

10:15 100% Made in England

Tom Glover
Managing Director, Peregrine Clothing

11:15 Panel Discussion: Small Batch Manufacturing

Diana Kakkar
Founder & Garment Manufacturer, MAES London

Adam Robertson
Managing Director, Kalopsia Collective

David Williams
Managing Director, Knit Design Centre & Stoll GB

12:15 The Truth About Branding

Simon Middleton
Brand Advisor, Simon Middleton Company

14:00 How to Get Noticed by High-End Retailers

Tori Murphy
Designer & Founder, Tori Murphy Ltd.

15:00 IP - The Basics and the B Word

Sarah Talland
Trade Mark Attorney, Potter Clarkson

Dave Holt
Associate, Potter Clarkson

16:00 Made Here, Sold Everywhere

Paul Alger
Director of International Affairs, UKFT

16:45 Closing Remarks

Kate Hills
Founder, Make it British

All talks are drop-in and free. Seating is first come, first served. Talks are talks are subject to change.

Interested in Sponsorship or booking a stand? Call us on 0208 003 0108 or click here


Can I attend if I haven’t registered my company yet? Yes. We have lots of start-up businesses at our events. You’ll find loads of handy information that will help you launch your British-made brand

Can students attend? Yes. In fact we love to meet students that are interested in manufacturing in the UK. We have a discounted ticket price for students too. You just need to register with a student email address and show your student ID on the door.

Will you be doing other events like this in other locations? We also run the Make it British Forum which hosts a range of speakers and industry experts, at locations around the UK, which you may find useful. Keep an eye out for upcoming events at

Where is the event being held? Business Design Centre, London

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