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Zaun hosts ‘Made in Britain’ event to promote value of British manufacturing

A 1,000-strong manufacturers’ organisation that actively promotes the value of British manufacturing as a genuine differentiator visited Wolverhampton last week for its first Sales and Marketing Workshop of the new Autumn season.

Pioneering steel fencing systems manufacturer Zaun hosted and presented at the ‘Made in Britain’ Workshop on Wednesday 19 September with a keen focus on marketing, sales, exports and PR. Delegates heard about digital marketing for manufacturers and received a marketing ‘Masterclass’ from Young’s Seafood’s marketing team. They also learned from Zaun about the company’s sales, marketing and export journey and enjoyed a tour around Zaun’s factory.

The ‘Made in Britain’ initiative highlights the community spirit of the British manufacturing industry. Four events in the Spring brought together members to share stories, ideas and advice. Previous events have been hosted by pioneering recycler Axion in Manchester, iconic British car maker Vauxhall, Knowsley cable manufacturer Tratos and global coffee machine manufacturer Fracino in Birmingham.


John Pearce: CEO of ‘Made in Britain’

‘Made in Britain’ CEO John Pearce observed: “All the greatest British manufacturers have a story to tell, and the Workshops offer them a chance to sell those stories to each other.  British SME manufacturers need each other more than ever to increase the strength of the British-made supply chain. Typically, at each Workshop two or three new trading relationships are born. We’re all united in the use of the official collective mark to point to the quality, innovation and excellence of British manufacturing.”

Zaun’s marketing manager Steve Roberts responded: “As a company, we’re very proactive at trading on our ‘Britishness’ throughout our business. We’ve seen major success through this route, especially so in the Middle East and following on from our bespoke project work for the London 2012 Olympic Games.”

After the Zaun event, the final two ‘Made in Britain’ Workshops of the year will be at ethical luxury brand The Soap Co in London on 10 October followed by the ESSE foundry in Barnoldswick, Lancashire on 14 November.

‘Made in Britain’ events are for members across all of its 50 product sectors.

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Heald Ltd granted ‘Made in Britain’ marque and md Debbie Heald nominated for two awards

Security products manufacturer Heald Ltd has been granted use of the ‘Made in Britain’ marque for its solutions offering.

The company designs, manufactures and installs bollards, roadblockers and barriers from its Hornsea base with the aim of preventing aggressive criminal organisations from carrying out targeted attacks on high profile sites such as Government buildings, airports and shopping centres.

The ‘Made in Britain’ marque will enable consumers to distinguish between Heald’s British-made products and other goods manufactured abroad. The logo appears on thousands of products worldwide, supporting and promoting the manufacturing skills that exist in Britain today.

Debbie Heald – part owner and managing director of Heald – told Risk UK: “I’m delighted that Heald has been accepted for the ‘Made in Britain’ initiative. We’re firmly committed to the development of manufacturing in Britain. The ‘Made in Britain’ marque will instil customer confidence, underlining the company’s high quality products and knowledge of manufacturing processes.”

Research has found that an increasing number of consumers are keen to purchase goods that they know for certain have been made in Britain, but are unable to recognise the origin of the products that they buy.

Directors of the ‘Made in Britain’ initiative include leading business figure James Bradshaw, who’s commitment to buying only British-made goods for a year attracted considerable news coverage, Kate Hills (founder of the website Make it British) and Antony Wallis of Best of Britannia.

Northern Power Women Awards

The Northern Power Women Awards seek to encourage gender diversity in the North of England and increase opportunities for women in business. The awards, which will take place on 3 March 2016 in Deansgate, Manchester, recognise positive role models who actively demonstrate their interest in transforming business culture.

Debbie Heald has been nominated for two of this year’s awards.

Heald has a keen interest in supporting women in STEM careers and hopes to use her position in the security industry to inspire others. She has been nominated in the ‘Outstanding Entrepreneur’ and ‘Small Business’ categories for 2016.

Judges of the awards include a number of leading business figures: Ali Gayward (UK commercial manager of easyJet), former business minister Jo Swinson, Carl Wood (managing director at the Trinity Mirror Group) and Damian Walters, regional director at the CBI.

“These awards top off an amazing 2015,” enthused Debbie Heald. “It’s an honour to be recognised in what are such outstanding categories, and in particular for awards that are instrumental in championing the impact female business owners have on the economy.”


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