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Make UK to discuss freight and trade

Make UK, The Manufacturers’ Organisation will present a webinar to members of BHETA (The British Home Enhancement Trade Association) on Wednesday January 26 at 11 am. Make UK’s chief executive Stephen Phipson will talk about the latest state of trade, the ongoing impact of Brexit (including labour, UKCA/CE marking), along with the thorny issue of freight costs and supply chain challenges.

Aimed at business leaders and organisations that are linked to manufacturing, the webinar will also cover wider headwinds for the manufacturing sector and solutions to the challenges faced by UK manufacturing. Following the 20 to 30 minute presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions directly to Stephen.

Make UK represents around 20,000 companies of all sizes, from start-ups to multinationals, across engineering, manufacturing, technology and the wider industrial sector, including over 5,000 businesses who are members of the Engineering Employers’ Federation (EEF).  Designed to help British manufacturers compete, innovate and grow, it provides business support and training, and it champions manufacturing industry in the UK and the EU.

“Despite the many positive opportunities for suppliers in the home enhancement sector, there are currently numerous practical challenges for manufacturers in general,” comments BHETA’s marketing manager, Steve Richardson. “It will be especially useful and illuminating to listen to views and advice on these from the wider community of British manufacturing.”

While this is a BHETA member-only event, housewares suppliers who are non-members can contact Seema Grantham, BHETA’s sector manager for housewares and small domestic appliances on 07946 078566 if they would like to attend.

For more information on BHETA’s 20222 events go to or contact Zara Miah or Rajni Kaur from the BHETA Member Services Team on 0121 237 1130 or alternatively, email on or


Top: The cost of international freight is a topic that will be discussed in the BHETA webinar with Make UK. Photo by Tom Fisk.

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