ATTENTION: We are hosting a live private training on
'HOW TO DEVELOP PROFITABLE UK-MADE PRODUCTS' on June 22nd 2021.
The last time to apply is June 21st at 8pm BST.
Please fill out your application as soon as possible so we can send
you your private invitation to this exclusive call with Kate Hills.
A six month personalised coaching programme for product-based businesses that want to manufacture in the UK.
Does any of this sound familiar to you?
😕 You've contacted UK manufacturers but they've not got back to you.
⏰ You've had products made overseas but the quality is poor and the lead-times are long.
💰 You want to start a brand that is made in the UK but you don't think you've got the funds to get it off the ground.
😔 You're juggling every aspect of your business including making the product yourself. It's time-consuming and you're not making any money!
ℹ️ You don't understand what information manufacturers need from you to bring your designs to life.
💷 You're struggling to find a manufacturer that can do small quantities for an affordable price.
If this sounds like you, you're in the right place.
I hear you!
I know you're super passionate about what you do.
You believe in making in the UK and you want to create a sustainable British brand that you're proud of.
But you're running around like a headless chicken. Bouncing from one idea to the next and still not making any money.
You wish that someone would give you a roadmap. With directions on which manufacturers to work with and what they expect from you.
But you are probably thinking...
If you've been manufacturing the products overseas, with a local sample maker, or even making them yourself, you might think that you'll never get the numbers to add up.
There are lots of processes involved in producing a product. You're not sure you'll ever to grips with them all! You might even be thinking of hiring someone to manage it all for you, but you've seen their prices and it's eye-watering!
Finding the right balance when you're making and selling products can be really tough.
Managing your time and finances can be even harder!
You just don't know what to do next.
An exclusive, six month personalised coaching programme for product-based businesses that want to
manufacture in the UK
Here's what we'll do together in the Manufacturing Made Easy™ programme...
✏️ Working together closely over six months, we’ll define your target customer and find your brand’s USP (Unique Selling Point).
✏️ Plan out your range and ensure you are spending your launch budget wisely.
✏️ Work on your pricing so that your brand is profitable and sustainable for you.
✏️ We’ll take a deep-dive into the whole manufacturing process, so that even if you have no experience of working with manufacturers you can communicate with them with confidence and ensure that you get a quality product every single time.
✏️ We'll help you find ethical manufacturers and sample makers that are tried and tested, so you can save time and money by working with the best people right from the start.
✏️ Create systems for your business so that your supply chain runs smoothly.
What's included in the Manufacturing Made Easy™ programme?
You'll get full access to the entire programme curriculum (including all 4 phases of the programme) inside our dedicated portal.
Manufacturing Made Easy™ includes:
A chance to discuss your growing business in an exclusive group coaching opportunity.
Every fortnight we’ll get on a live group call together to cover an important aspect of owning a British-made brand. We’ll ensure that you have all the right systems in place and you’ll learn from other entrepreneurs who run like-minded businesses.
All calls will be recorded so that if you can’t make it you won’t miss anything...
This level of support is not available from Kate anywhere else.
Each week, you will submit your work for feedback and critique. This is where we actually look at the designs, tech packs, samples and products you’re creating and give you feedback.
You'll have our eyes on your business directly and we'll give you actionable, expert feedback on every stage of your product development.
Whether it's dresses or dog leads, cushions or cardigans, bags or bikinis, we'll connect you with the UK manufacturers to make your products.
We have comprehensive databases of suppliers for raw materials that are made in the UK, as well as the contact details for most of the UK's labels, packaging, printing and trims suppliers.
We'll also help you to find pattern cutters, sample makers and graders when you need them too.
You'll be in a closed group with other business-owners who are all developing products that are made in the UK.
You'll be able to share ideas, seek support and get answers to your questions whenever you need them.
Our step-by-step system delivered to you inside our private online space.
Access easy-to-consume training videos that are personalised to your stage of business.
Watch any time and anywhere that you have access to a computer.
Access to all of our exclusive resources, including templates, tech packs and calculators.
Each one is accompanied by video instructions of how to use it.
Following your 1-2-1 onboarding call we will work with you to define your brand positioning, USP and ideal target customers, so that you can confidently develop your designs.
If you are already selling your products, you'll use our system to assess what you should do more of, which new lines you could introduce ...and the non-profit generating things in your business that you need to ditch!
Using our tools and templates we will help you to design a range plan that is targeted towards your ideal customer.
We'll help you to get your ideas into a format that manufacturers can understand, and get your samples ready for production.
We'll then work with you on your costings to ensure that your designs are profitable.
With Kate's unparalleled knowledge of the UK manufacturing industry, we'll ensure that you find the right production partners for your products.
We'll give you a process to manage your production and ensure that you get quality products every time.
*We have supplier lists for everything from materials, trims, sample makers, printers, pattern-cutters, labels and packaging.
There's no point developing your fabulous made in the UK products if you don't know how you are going to sell them.
Our bonus workshops on sales and marketing will help you to devise a strategy to get your products in front of the right people in a way that is is cost-effective for your business.
Want to know how to get your brand in front of the press and retail buyers? We'll help you to do so.
"Without Kate I would not have found my amazing factory.
Your life before Manufacturing Made Easy™...
❗️You've tried manufacturing abroad and it has nearly broken you
Communication issues, lost samples, long lead-times, poor quality, deliveries of products you can't sell. I've been there!
Having spent over 25 years developing product all over the world I know how frustrating it can be to work with factories that are over the other side of the world.
❗️You're overwhelmed with the product development process and don't know what to do next
You have a great idea for what you want to make but you don't know how to get to the next stage. With no industry experience you don't know who to trust or where to start. You don’t want to get it wrong and be left with something unsellable if you don’t find the right company to work with. And you can't afford to lose loads of money getting it wrong - so you end up doing nothing!
❗️You're making everything yourself but you can't keep up
Your customers love what you do but in order to grow you know you can't continue like this. You find it so difficult staying on track with all areas of the business whilst also keeping up with making the orders.
But you don't know if you will ever find a manufacturer that can make the product like you do.
❗️You're struggling to reach an audience of people that appreciate your brand
You've got a website and your're posting regularly on social media but the sales aren't coming in as you'd hoped. You're wondering if you should drop your prices? You'd also like to find retailers that will buy from you but you just can't make the numbers add up!
Your life after Manufacturing Made Easy™...
😊 You've got the perfect manufacturing partners
A local factory that understands your brand and is as passionate about getting it right as you are.
Suppliers that are reliable. Who produce great quality products. At a price that works for both you and them.
😊 You have a timeline and a process that makes product development a breeze
You're able to communicate easily with manufacturers, and you never receive unwanted surprises when your orders are delivered! You have the tools you need for every step of the product development process and your orders arrive when you expect them to
😊 You have a loyal customer base and the sales are rolling in
You can sell your products for a price that is achievable and sustainable and your loyal customers appreciate your brand for what it's really worth.
Getting in front of your target customers is easy because you know exactly who they are and where to find them.
There's never been a better time to make in the UK.
I’ve been passionate about UK manufacturing ever since I had my own recycled clothing company and micro factory in the early '90s!
After spending 20 years as a designer and buyer developing products all over the world, I launched Make it British as a way of supporting fashion and homeware brands that want to make locally.
Over the last ten years I've helped 1,000s of businesses, from start-ups to multiple retailers, to find and successfully work with UK manufacturers.
I know the quality and flexibility that making in the UK can bring to any business - and how much more sustainable it is too!
Have any questions about Manufacturing Made Easy? We're here to help.