28 Sep Why Buy British? UK Manufacturing
Our country needs us now more than ever. ‘Buying British’ isn’t about blind patriotism. It goes above and beyond supporting British manufacturing.
In modern times, the temptation to buy imported foreign goods is at an all time high for those with a tight grip on their finances.
However, is it true to say that you are really saving money in the grand scheme of things when you opt for a cheaper alternative and if you are saving – what is the true cost of those savings?
When you think of British manufacturing, the first word that springs to mind is ‘quality’. There is a specific quality to British manufacturing, and anecdotally, a lot of our members who export a high amount of their goods, say the same thing. It’s quality,
Overseas manufacturing can be fraught with problems. It can have a negative effect on product quality, vastly increase lead times, leave a company unable to trace the source of its production materials, and have an adverse impact on product innovation.
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Here are some excellent reasons why we should all be buying British made:
Quality of Merchandise
When you buy something made in Britain, you are typically buying a skilfully manufactured product that has well and truly been built to last. Although British goods can be more expensive than foreign imports, the fact of the matter is that British goods have an extra level of quality that you won’t find in products made overseas. If you want to invest in something that will last for several years without the need for constant replacements, buy a quality item that was made in the UK.
Helping the British Economy
The act of buying British goods is great news for the UK economy. When you buy British, you are investing in skilled craftsmanship that has been handed down through the generations and better quality goods – whilst helping to secure the future for British manufacturers. Money spent on British products also filters through to your local economy and enables UK companies to invest in each other.
UK manufacturing laws are in line with saving the environment and goods manufactured on home soil often have a significantly lower carbon footprint than those mass produced in countries abroad such as China and India. Although you might not see much of a difference yourself, your grandchildren will certainly be glad you invested in British made goods in the years to come! Of course, when you do buy British, those goods do not need to be transported half way across the world, which is also an enormous help for the environment.
Many goods imported from overseas are manufactured under appalling conditions. When you buy British, you can be sure that the people who have worked hard to make those products have been compensated fairly for their labour whilst working in a much safer and more comfortable environment. You can purchase UK made goods with a clear conscience – in the full knowledge that you are not supporting slave labour.
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Since our foundation in 1970, Constant Group has lived and breathed British values and manufacturing best practice.
In true British style, we’re all pulling together in the face of adversity, and a time when British manufacturers have stepped up to the plate, collaborated and innovated, supporting our NHS and Key Workers.
What we have witnessed in these last few months is what makes Britain great. It has been humbling to see the wave of patriotic pride pumping through the veins of our country, and we hope to see this renewed love for Britain and British industry continue long into the future.
We are based in the heart of the North West. If you’re a buyer based in Britain, choosing a British manufacturer is a greener, eco-friendly and beneficial for our economy, now is the time to buy British.
Contact Constant Group today to see how we can improve your process.