The people of Britain are increasingly favouring products which are marked as ‘Made in the UK’ or ‘Made in Britain’. At Wade, we are proud to produce our products right here in Britain, in our factory in Stoke-on-Trent. We think this is such an important thing and provides huge benefits to the UK.
More products being produced in Britain of course means manufacturing is on the rise! There was a huge drop in manufacturing due to the purchase of products overseas but this has recently changed. It is such a positive thing for the UK and its residents for the following reasons:
More manufacturing in the UK means more jobs are available for UK residents. Instead of cutting jobs due to outsourcing our produce, we are now investing in our own country which results in a better standard of living for those working and residing in Britain.
INCREASED SKILL SET
Having more people working and manufacturing in the UK allows its residents to produce a wider range of skills and abilities. We are allowing those from the UK to expand their knowledge and work on a trade by training them effectively and investing our time to develop their skill set. The alternative is to simply import goods and produce from overseas which may leave these people jobless which is not good for our economy or society.
When products are made in the UK, it is much easier for us to be able to check their quality. It is easier to make amends to the manufacturing process or the materials used since it is being produced inland. Changes can be made to ensure the quality of the product is up to the highest standards.
FAIR WORKING STANDARDS
In the UK we have laws and legislations in place to ensure workers are treated fairly and are paid a certain amount of money for the work that they are doing. This cannot be guaranteed overseas but it is such an important thing. By manufacturing products in the UK, we can ensure they have been produced in fair working conditions and without the mistreatment of workers.
NO NEED FOR HIGH COSTS
If we manufacture in the UK rather than importing overseas, we save a huge amount of money on transportation. Less people are involved in the process of getting the product from A to B which can also help to decrease costs.
AN ADDED GREEN BONUS
For British people purchasing the products which have been ‘Made in Britain’, produce is travelling much smaller distances which also helps to reduce our carbon footprint!