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'The 3-part framework for developing profitable, UK-made product with ease'

Are you ready to finally master your production and create profitable

UK-made products?

ATTENTION: Due to popular demand we are hosting another private training on June 29th 2021.

'HOW TO DEVELOP PROFITABLE UK-MADE PRODUCTS'

The last time to apply is June 28th at 5pm 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.

Are you ready to finally master your production and create profitable UK-made products?

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're juggling every aspect of your business including making the product yourself. It's time-consuming and you're not making any money!


⏰ 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 struggling to find a manufacturer that can do small quantities for an affordable price.


😕 You've contacted UK manufacturers but they've not got back to you.


ℹ️ You don't understand what information manufacturers need from you to bring your designs to life.



If this sounds like you, you're in the right place.

Keep reading...

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.



Imagine what it would feel like if…

  • You had a roadmap of what you needed to do and how to build the UK-made brand you feel so passionate about.


  • You had reliable manufacturing partners that could bring your vision to life.


  • You could create sustainable products that your customers love and that fly off the shelves.


  • You finally reach a point where you're making a decent profit on your products and you're able to pay yourself properly.

It's all totally possible!

But you are probably thinking...


I have a vision for where I want to get to but I'm juggling so many different things I don't know how I will ever get there!

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.

How will I ever find a manufacturer in the UK that can make the products at a price where I can make any money?

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.

Where do I even start? I'm trying to build a business in an industry I know nothing about!

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!

Without guidance and support,

it can be difficult to make any progress at all!

Introducing...

Manufacturing Made Easy

An exclusive, six month personalised coaching programme for product-based businesses that

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 UK 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.


✏️ Work on your marketing and selling strategy so that you're reaching the ideal customers that want to buy UK-made goods.

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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:

Fortnightly coaching sessions with Kate and her team

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.

Submit your work for weekly feedback

Each week, you will submit your work for feedback and critique. This is where we actually look at your strategy, 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 business and product development.

Direct access to Kate's little black book of manufacturing contacts

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.

Private, client-only Slack group

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.


A full curriculum in a dedicated online portal

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.

All the tools and templates you need to create your UK-made products and grow your business

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.

Inside Manufacturing Made Easy you'll have everything you need to build a profitable, UK-made product business!

Here's what we'll do together in the Manufacturing Made Easy programme...

Module 1 - Research

Following your 1-2-1 onboarding call we will work with you to define your brand positioning, USP and ideal target customers.

Module 2 - Review

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!

Module 3 - Design

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.

Module 4 - Prototyping

With Kate's unparalleled knowledge of the UK manufacturing industry, we'll ensure that you find the right production partners for your products and get your samples ready for production.


We'll then work with you on your costings to ensure that your products are profitable.

Module 5 - Manufacture

The programme will provide you with the knowledge you need to build a successful working relationship with your suppliers and manufacturing partners.


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.


Module 6 - Marketing

Our workshops on marketing will help you to devise a strategy to increase your visibility and get your products in front of the right people in a way that is is cost-effective for your business.


Module 7 - Sales

There's no point developing your fabulous made in the UK products if you don't know how to sell them.


We'll help you develop a sales strategy and optimise your website.


Want to know how to get your brand in front of the press and retail buyers? We'll show you how to do that too..

Here's what we'll do together in the Manufacturing Made Easy programme...

Module 1 - Research

Following your 1-2-1 onboarding call we will work with you to define your brand positioning, USP and ideal target customers.

Module 2 - Review

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!

Module 3 - Design

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.

Module 4 - Prototyping

With Kate's unparalleled knowledge of the UK manufacturing industry, we'll ensure that you find the right production partners for your products and get your samples ready for production.


We'll then work with you on your costings to ensure that your products are profitable.

Module 5 - Manufacture

The programme will provide you with the knowledge you need to build a successful working relationship with your suppliers and manufacturing partners.


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.


Module 6 - Marketing

Our workshops on marketing will help you to devise a strategy to increase your visibility and get your products in front of the right people in a way that is is cost-effective for your business.


Module 7 - Sales

There's no point developing your fabulous made in the UK products if you don't know how to sell them.


We'll help you develop a sales strategy and optimise your website.


Want to know how to get your brand in front of the press and retail buyers? We'll show you how to do that too..

Here's what we'll do together in the Manufacturing Made Easy programme...

Phase 1 - Research & Review

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!

Phase 2 - Design & Prototyping

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.

Phase 3 - Manufacture

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.



Phase 4 - Sales & Marketing

There's no point developing your fabulous made in the UK products if you don't know how you're going to sell them.


Our workshops on sales and marketing will help you to devise a strategy that gets 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 show you how to do that too.

Here's what we'll do together in the Manufacturing Made Easy™ programme...

Phase 1 - Research & Review

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!

Phase 2 - Design & Prototyping

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.

Phase 3 - Manufacture

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.

Bonus: Sales & Marketing Made Easy

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.

Real people...making in the UK!

From overseas production with constant delivery issues...to local, flexible manufacturing partner with lead-times under a week.

"Without Kate I would not have found my amazing factory.

I moved production of my dresses back to the UK four years ago and have never looked back.”

An innovative product idea but no industry experience. Now working with UK manufacturers and the business is thriving because it's made locally.

“It has totally changed the way we think about manufacturing and most importantly our customers are actually buying from us because it's British-made”

Making the products themselves and working with local individuals meant they were struggling to keep up with demand. Working with a factory has proved to be cheaper and quicker than they ever dreamed possible!

"Kate has opened up channels in an instant. The relationship I’ve struck up with the manufacturing company she introduced me to is incredible. She has made my business come alive."

Working with a production consultant who outsourced overseas, causing delays and quality issues. Now connected directly to UK manufacturers with much more control over the brand's quality and production.

"A big win for me was finding a manufacturer. The other big win was learning how pricing strategies work in the industry.

I was a bit lost with James Thursby. I had a good idea in the beginning, then got messed around by people and kind of got stuck.

Kate had a very good way of going 'this is what your brand's about, this is the direction you should go in'. And then from there it's actually managed to develop in a direction where it wasn't before."

Real people...making in the UK!

From overseas production with constant delivery issues...to local, flexible manufacturing partner with lead-times under a week.

"Without Kate I would not have found my amazing factory.

I moved production of my dresses back to the UK four years ago and have never looked back.”

An innovative product idea but no industry experience. Now working with UK manufacturers and the business is thriving because it's made locally.

“It has totally changed the way we think about manufacturing and most importantly our customers are actually buying from us because it's British-made”

Making the products themselves and working with local individuals meant they were struggling to keep up with demand. Working with a factory has proved to be cheaper and quicker than they ever dreamed possible!

"Kate has opened up channels in an instant. The relationship I’ve struck up with the manufacturing company she introduced me to is incredible. She has made my business come alive."

Working with a production consultant who outsourced overseas, causing delays and quality issues. Now connected directly to UK manufacturers with much more control over the brand's quality and production.

"A big win for me was finding a manufacturer. The other big win was learning how pricing strategies work in the industry.

I was a bit lost with James Thursby. I had a good idea in the beginning, then got messed around by people and kind of got stuck.

Kate had a very good way of going 'this is what your brand's about, this is the direction you should go in'. And then from there it's actually managed to develop in a direction where it wasn't before."

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 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.

😊 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'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.

There's never been a better time to make in the UK.

Hello, I'm Kate

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!

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