We’re celebrating the first Made in UK Day on 9 March 2021
As the appetite to shop locally and support local businesses grows, we’re taking part in the first-ever Made in UK Day on Tuesday 9 March 2021.
Make it British has created the Made in UK Day campaign to celebrate their 10 year anniversary.
What is Make It British?
Ex-retail buyer Kate Hills started the Make it British website as a blog to champion all the wonderful products that are made in the UK. More than 6.5 million people looking to buy UK-made products and search for UK manufacturers have now visited the site. Furthermore, since the UK left the EU’s single market and customs union, this year alone has seen a 68% increase in enquiries.
Help the Economy
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.
Why we make in the UK
Make An Entrance makes many of our doormats in the UK. We set up our custom matting workshop here in Lincolnshire specifically to stop the age-old skill of traditional doormat making from being lost. We are now training a new generation of hand-stitched doormat makers to ensure that our skills are passed on.
At Make An Entrance Ltd we make all our traditional hand-stitched made-to-measure doormats here in our Lincolnshire workshops. By purchasing from UK-made businesses like us you are helping to:
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. Ours are individually made to order, not mass-produced.
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. In our case, when we opened our Lincolnshire workshop, we did so specifically to prevent the age-old skill of traditional doormat making from dying out in the UK.
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. Our business has kept people employed throughout the pandemic and increased our workforce too. Our business is growing, and more skilled jobs are being created as we grow.
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. For instance, our family has been involved in traditional doormat making for many years with skills being passed down over many decades. We are proud of our quality product and traditional family business.
Boost local economies
Buying locally-made directly contributes to your local economy. Therefore, spend your money wisely and you will 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!
Therefore, choose to spend your money with UK makers and help UK manufacturing to thrive. Every order makes a difference, and we love using our skills to make something just for you.
How can you get involved in Made in UK Day?
You can get involved in the campaign too by pledging to buy something that is made in the UK on 9 March and share your pictures on social media using the hashtag #madeinukday, please tag us @makeanentranceltd and @madeinukday too.
For more information and to download a championing pack visit madeinukday.co.uk
In conclusion, we are proud to be a UK manufacturer and love being part of the friendly community of businesses at Make It British.
As a result, we are joining with them today on #madeinUKday to celebrate all the great products made here in the UK.
To see our beautiful made in UK hand-stitched doormats click here.