- Published on 28 March 2015
Most people don't give a second thought to their shoelaces - unless they come undone of course. Maldon firm, The Original Laces Company, has shown how manufacturing in Britain can still be viable if you have a unique enough product and service.
Nothing new about laces that's for sure, but when they're bespoke, branded and made-to-measure using coloured waxed cotton and other materials - laces become a fashion accessory worthy of the most creative tastes. The laces are tipped with embossed metal aglets which gives a quality finish and then gift packed in clear tubes with cork stoppers.
- Published on 27 March 2015
Everyone is aware of the UK’s aerospace history, which is marked by a number of world firsts; the first jet engine; first commercial jet airliner, the Comet; first supersonic airliner, Concorde (in conjunction with France, of course); and the Harrier, the world’s first wing VSTOL aircraft. In more recent times, apart from the Typhoon/Eurofighter, Rolls Royce engines and Airbus wings, the industry has largely fallen out of the spotlight.
- Published on 02 March 2015
In line with the Best of Britannia Mission Statement the BOB team are thrilled to announce BOB North. Working with the fullest support of Marketing Lancashire, Creative Lancashire and Preston City Council we are continuing the ethos of BOB and taking it to the heart of a county renowned globally as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. The BOB team are delighted to be breathing new life into the former Central Post Office building in the historic Flag Market where we will be creating our unique pop-up department store experience as well as replicating the buzz of our food and drink courtyard by utilising the wrought-iron Victorian grandeur of the adjacent covered market.
- Published on 26 February 2015
Historically, when people were asked to think about Britain’s manufacturing sector, the companies they mentioned first were often those associated with motorsport: Aston Martin, Lotus, McLaren, and so on. In recent years, as the wider sector has struggled, attention has moved elsewhere. Still, British businesses continue to play an important role behind the scenes, and it’s good to look back and appreciate some of their most impressive achievements.
- Published on 11 February 2015
Zespoke are a furniture manufacturer based in Northern Ireland. They pride ourselves on creating funky retro designs and producing high quality hand crafted pieces. What makes us different from other furniture sellers is that Zespoke make each table individually . This allows customers to choose from more than 30 different colours with endless combinations or a single colour is fine too.
- Published on 09 February 2015
Not all furniture is created equal. Great furniture should offer reliability, sturdiness, and beauty while enhancing the interior of your living or work space. British furniture has a long history of superior craftsmanship and timeless elegance that cannot be matched by competitors. When you buy British made furniture, you are continuing this tradition of excellence for future generations to enjoy, because furniture of this calibre is something that can be passed down through the years. Here are some companies—both past and present—that have greatly contributed to the history of handcrafted British furniture.