The Made in Britain organisation
HELPING BRITISH MANUFACTURERS SELL MORE WITH ONE MARK
Made in Britain brings together the British manufacturing community, united with the use of the registered collective mark. The mark is protected and can only be used by members of Made in Britain that meet the criteria we set to guarantee the member is a British manufacturer. There are similar marks being used by organisations that wish to emulate the success of the Made in Britain mark. These copy-cat marks are not registered or protected and do not provide the guarantees given by the official Made in Britain organisation.
Made in Britain also offers members support in four areas: sales, marketing, exports and comms/PR. Becoming a member entitles your business to a profile page on the Made in Britain Directory alongside all the other makers in 50 product categories. We encourage buyers, specifiers and consumers to use the directory as the procurement site for British-made goods.
Many Made in Britain members use the network of membership to find new suppliers and buyers.
We promote members' stories with our news stream, social media and in local and national media. We send a regular email newsletter to members, so make sure the email address firstname.lastname@example.org is allowed through your email filters.
Journalists look to Made in Britain to know who is making what in Britain. By being a member, you’ll increase the profile of your businesses with sector-based media looking to emphasise what Britain is making right now. We also hold member workshops around the country where you can learn from other members, pitch your product, get lots of valuable social media insight and hear from experts in marketing, exports, PR and sales.
Made in Britain is a fast-growing community of like-minded manufacturers. By applying the Made in Britain collective mark to your product, packaging or website, your business is making it really clear to buyers and consumers that you're making right here to the very highest standards.
These are the key benefits of joining Made in Britain:
- Licence to use the protected mark.
- Your own manufacturer page in the Made in Britain Directory.
- Get your news published on our website and across social media.
- Support with marketing, sales, export & PR through our events programme.
We'd love to hear from you and know what you are making in Britain. Joining our organisation starts with the completion of the application form
Made in Britain annual membership fees (effective from 0001 on Wednesday 1 December 2021)
Company turnover up to and including £1m per annum - £160 excl. VAT
Company turnover more than £1m and up to and including £5m per annum - £330 excl. VAT
Company turnover more than £5m and up to and including £15m per annum - £850 excl. VAT
Company turnover more than £15m per annum - £1,650 excl. VAT
THE EXECUTIVE TEAM
John Pearce, chief executive officer
John was once affectionately described as a ‘factory-visit junkie’ by chairman Chris Harrop. Since joining Made in Britain in April 2015 he’s certainly developed a healthy obsession with provenance marketing and the amazing stories members tell of their businesses, some stretching back more than 100 years. His time off is spent with family, friends or photography – perfect leisure time is with all three.
Ilika Copeland, chief operations officer
Ilika joined Made in Britain in May 2021 from British bathroom manufacturer Ideal Standard, where she spent the previous eight-and-a-half years, primarily in trade marketing. Ilika has more than 20 years of business experience, with roles in content, IP and marketing at the likes of ITV, Sony Pictures and the BBC. She loves gardening and gardening TV shows.
Nicola Kemble, membership
Nicola runs the membership at Made in Britain and as the name suggests is responsible for managing the day-to-day membership interactions of the organisation which covers everything from talking to members to organising our events calendar. Nicola enjoys hearing how passionate our members are about supporting British manufacturing and helping them make the most of their membership. In her spare time Nicola enjoys zumba and travel.
George Middleton, international trade and government relations
International trade and export support are amongst George’s core expertise. He has worked within the area for the last decade, based in the UK and overseas. Roles with the Foreign Office and Department for International Trade, as well as in the private sector, position him strongly to assist Made in Britain and its members.
Julie Thompson Dredge, public relations consultant
Julie provides big brand experience and consultation with a flexible approach to fit today's dynamic business environment. She works with a range of experienced PR consultants cherry-picked to suit each project. These include specialists in the areas of digital, lifestyle, food, celebrity, publishing and many more.
Martyn Moore, writer and film-maker
Martyn has twice won magazine editor of the year awards and his films have won awards in Europe and the US. He has made more than 70 films for Made in Britain since 2016. He loves the contact with diverse manufacturers and telling their stories through his work with Made in Britain.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Left to right: Chris Harrop of Marshalls plc; Camilla Hadcock of Roach Bridge Tissues; Peter Atmore of Fracino; David Osborne of Roman Ltd. Our directors run member companies and give their time to Made in Britain voluntarily, so a big thank you to them for their support. If you run a member company and would like to be considered for a director role in the future, please email: email@example.com