The Made in UK Day campaign has been created by Make it British to celebrate the UK manufacturing industry. As one of the leading manufacturers of wire mesh products in the UK, we felt it is important to celebrate Made in UK day 2023!

It started as a blog by ex-retail buyer Kate Hills to champion the diverse range of products made in the UK. UK manufacturing is worth £192 billion to the UK economy and employs 2.7 million people. Statistics like the aforementioned demonstrate how vital the manufacturing industry is to this country.

At QTS, we have a manufacturing facility based in Nottinghamshire. It is here that we design and manufacture your wire mesh solutions. By purchasing from UK-made businesses like us, there are many benefits:

Lower your carbon footprint:

Buying products made closer to home means you can significantly reduce the number of miles something has travelled. In turn, this reduces its carbon footprint. Your end consumers know this, and it’s one of the reasons that ‘Made in UK’ has become a badge of honour for brands with an eye on sustainability. That’s why 93% of consumers are willing to pay extra for British-made products.

Additionally, QTS can create bespoke solutions with no minimum order quantity, discouraging waste within the supply chain.

Greater quality control:

It is much more stress-free knowing you are getting a high-quality solution. In most industries, there are laws in place that ensure UK suppliers manufacture to an approved industry standard. Other countries have different regulations, which can vary in quality and strictness. QTS is ISO 9001 approved, the world’s most recognised quality management system standard. Created by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), ISO 9001 helps organisations design and implement a clear, repeatable process to maintain quality.

In addition, being in such proximity has its benefits. It is much quicker and easier to visit your UK supplier during production, ensuring everything is running smoothly and to your business’s standards.

Support the UK economy:

When UK businesses help each other, they help themselves. Working together helps boost the economy and creates employment within the local community. 2.7 million people work in manufacturing in the United Kingdom. When you buy a product made in the UK, you are directly contributing to keeping someone in employment.

Reduce risk in your supply chain:

It is not a secret that the world has been particularly turbulent in the last three years. We have seen more than ever the importance of a strong supply chain. External factors, like Covid and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, have caused a lot of headaches for business owners across the UK. No business is immune, but those that work with manufacturers in the UK have fewer risks associated with their supply chain as they don’t need to import their finished products.

As you can see, there are a lot of reasons to support British manufacturing and we are proud to be a part of it all. For more information visit

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Posted on 9 March 2023 in Company News