Posts Tagged: UK Made

Made in the UK – Sold to the World

The UK manufacturing sector accounts for almost 10% of the UK’s economic output, and we are the ninth largest manufacturing nation in the world. Not only that, but the UK is also regarded as global leader in creative services. We caught up with David Johnson, MD at Newmor, the largest independent, privately owned, commercial wallcovering… Read More >

25 July 2022

UK Made: Edmund Bell

Established in 1855, Edmund Bell first started out producing apparel fabrics. They then expanded throughout the 20th century becoming a major supplier of blackout fabrics during World War II; inadvertently entering the domestic furnishings market and quickly establishing a reputation for quality and service. Fast forward 166 years, and today, Edmund Bell is a leading… Read More >

30 March 2021


The Kelso collection has been woven in a charming village on the border of Lancashire and Yorkshire and draws on the centuries-old tradition of British textile weaving. [Find ILIV on the BCFA Product Finder] Manufacturing to high ethical standards, from all-natural, wool fibres without the use of harmful chemicals, we are proud to be using… Read More >

29 March 2021

UK MADE: Franklite

Franklite has state of the art production and testing facilities at its factory right in the heart of Milton Keynes. It’s here that our technical team conducts in-house production, testing and assembly of our renowned LED technology. Being the first producer to innovate and introduce chandeliers with low energy consumption within the hospitality sector many… Read More >

27 March 2021

UK MADE: Silentnight

Delivering a great night’s sleep to the nation, powered by renewable energy… The Silentnight Group factory is based in the heart of Lancashire and produces over 800,000 mattresses each year. Silentnight Group ensures that the environment is front of mind in everything they do and that sustainability is a key part of the strategy, from… Read More >

25 March 2021

UK MADE: Bisley

Why Bisley supports Brand Britain. Bisley has been designing and manufacturing office furniture in the UK for over 80 years. The business started off life in Surrey when founder Freddie Brown, established the company in the post-war era, following its early years as a supplier to the British war effort, where it designed and manufactured… Read More >

23 March 2021

UK MADE: Roman

There has never been a better time to buy British Roman, Europe and the UK’s largest shower designer and manufacturer are proud to be able to offer you the certainty of supply and price in a very uncertain world. As strong advocates for the official Made in Britain organisation and with every aspect of manufacturing… Read More >

23 March 2021

UK Made Supply Chains

Supply chains are often a complex and layered discussion and my recent interviews with BCFA members Ocee Design and Camira confirm just how much so. This isn’t to paint supply chains in a negative light but highlight how much work and thought is required in developing and maintaining them especially when it comes to sustainability…. Read More >

15 March 2021

Webinar: UK Made

On Thursday 4th March at 3pm Paul Jones, Gavin Thatcher and John Richardson discussed their experience of manufacturing in the UK, including touching upon best practise, lean manufacture, UK focused supply chains, as well as UK training and apprenticeships. You can watch our webinar in full here. Paul Jones General Manager, Morgan Paul Jones is a… Read More >

15 March 2021


The Isle Mill is part of the Macnaughton Group, a family company founded in 1783. The Isle Mill is recognised as the foremost weaver and wholesaler of soft furnishing and upholstery fabrics in Scotland. Production The Isle Mill’s manufacturing process is based 100% in Scotland, The Isle Mill’s weaving facility is based in Keith in… Read More >

12 March 2021

UK MADE: KI Furniture

Design Insider speaks with Jonathan Hindle, Group Managing Director – E.M.E.A about KI Furniture’s Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Partnerships and Design, as part of our UK Made Campaign. “Founded in 1941, KI has grown to become one of the world’s largest, most-respected furniture manufacturing groups. Our furniture helps leading organisations create happy, healthy, high performing working… Read More >

10 March 2021

UK MADE: Johnson Tiles

“WE MAKE IT” Johnson Tiles heritage in the UK is a cornerstone of our company culture. With 120 years of experience with the design and manufacture of ceramic tiles, Johnson Tiles use this technical knowledge and expertise to inform not only their products and processes but also the teams’ attitude towards the future. Johnson Tiles… Read More >

10 March 2021

UK MADE: Q&A with Fameed Khalique

In January, Design Insider launched our UK MADE Campaign. Since then, we have shared an array of articles all about manufacturing, supply chain, export, brand and much more. We are delighted to share another Q&A with Fameed Khalique, an internationally renowned company specialising in surface materials for the global interior design industry. Please can you… Read More >

6 March 2021


Inside Out Contracts offer a large and diverse range of products in the hope that there will be an option for every design scheme. When clients are after something a little more exclusive or have a vision in mind, Inside Out Contracts have an in-house design team on hand to create the bespoke solution. Based… Read More >

5 March 2021

UK MADE: Q&A with Camira, Designed and Made in Britain

With roots stretching back to 1783, Camira has truly established itself as both a leader and pioneer of the British textile industry; employing over 650 staff, selling over 8 million metres of fabric each year, providing to approximately 80 countries worldwide, and offering over 2,500 products in a colour palette that covers the spectrum. Design… Read More >

23 February 2021