BusinessGiftUK supports the first Made in UK Day

By BusinessGiftUK.com

05 Mar 2021

As Brexit recedes and the roadmap out of lockdown has started, the appetite to shop locally and support local businesses grows. We are taking part in the first-ever Made in UK Day on Tuesday 9 March 2021.

The Made in UK Day campaign has been created by Make it British to celebrate their 10 year anniversary. It all started as a blog by ex-retail buyer Kate Hills to champion all the wonderful products that are made in the UK. The Make it British website has now been visited by more than 6.5 million people looking to buy UK-made products and search for UK manufacturers. This year alone has seen a 68% increase in enquiries since the UK left the EU’s single market and customs union.

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.

BusinessGiftUK.com are distributors of promotional gifts manufactured in Lancashire. By purchasing UK-made goods from 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.

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 to our local economy.

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.

Promote UK craftsmanship

When you buy a product that is made in the UK you are helping to preserve craftsmanship and skills that have been passed down through generations.

Boost local economies

Buying locally-made business gifts directly contributes to our Lancashire economy.

Spend your money wisely and help contribute directly towards the area in which we 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!

Spend your money wisely on Tuesday and help our UK manufacturing thrive.

Why we are getting involved

The team at BusinessGiftUK,com and BlankKeyrings.co.uk have worked closely with UK manufacturers of promotional products since 1985.

Working with home grown manufacturers gives us greater control over design, quality, and delivery. This helps to consistently meet the needs and deadlines of our customers

We also believe that buying locally is one of the key pillars to checking and overcoming climate change. We are proud to supply gifts made from 100% recycled “Prevented Ocean Plastics” that are made in a nil-to-landfill Blackpool factory, that are also 100% recyclable.

How to 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 Share your purchase pictures on social media using the hashtag #madeinukday

For more information and to download a championing pack visit madeinukday.co.uk

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