CONFERENCE AGENDA

DAY 1 - WEDS 3rd JUNE
8:30am Registration & Coffee
9:00 Introduction: Kate Hills (Make it British)
9:10 ‘Cottage industry to real industry’ – Patrick Grant, Norton & sons / E. Tautz
9:40 ‘High-end & Designer Manufacturing in the UK’ – Caroline Rush, British Fashion Council
10:05 Panel Discussion: ‘Can mass-manufacturing return to the UK?’
Chair: Lucy Siegle (The Observer)
Panel members: Simon Colbeck (M&S), Lorna Fitzsimons (The Alliance Project), Mick Cheema, (Basic Premier), Simon Berwin (Berwin & Berwin)
10:50 Reinvigorating the textiles industry in Leicestershire  – Corin Crane (Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership)
11:15 Networking coffee break
11:35 An institution in British menswear – Nigel Cabourn
12:00 ‘The right time to be manufacturing in the UK again’ – 
Emma Willis MBE
12:25 ‘British Fashion needs YOU!’ – Christopher Nieper (David Nieper)
12:50 Closing Remarks – Lucy Siegle
1:00 Buffet Lunch
DAY 2 - THURS 4th JUNE
8:30am Registration & Coffee
9:00 Introduction: Kate Hills (Make it British)
9:05 ‘Building an ethical British lifestyle brand’ – Tom Kay (Finisterre)
9:30 Has the wheel come full circle? – David Suddens (Dr Martens)
9:55 Ten things I’ve learned – Becky John (Who Made Your Pants?)
10:20 Effective sourcing – Russell Hammond (Scaphan Network)
10:45 Lessons learnt by a fashion entrepreneur – Michaela Jedinak
11:10 Networking coffee break
11:25

Designer / Manufacturer Q&A
Your chance to put your questions about UK manufacturing to our experienced panel of manufacturers and designers

Moderator: Pete Schonbeck (London Small Business Centre)

Expert Panel: Upender Mehra (Beaver of Bolton), Vince Crawley (Caroline Charles), ‘K’ Avery-Stallion (St Leonards Accessories), Daliah Simble (production & sourcing consultant), Birhan Bilici (Sour Grape)

12:05  ‘Why you should care about who made your clothes’ – Orsola De Castro – (Fashion Revolution)
12:30

‘Fashion brand building for middle-aged entrepreneurs’ – Simon Middleton (The Shackleton Brand)

12:55 Closing remarks – Kate Hills (Make it British)
1:00 Buffet Lunch