About Make UK

Britain is one of the world’s biggest manufacturing nations. Almost 3 million people work in our sector and deliver almost half of all UK exports. Our companies drive over 60 per cent of all UK research and development. As a result of that investment, manufacturing as we know it is changing, adapting, and transforming every day.

Make UK is the voice of British manufacturing, championing manufacturers and manufacturing.

Make UK has been helping the sector to compete, innovate and grow for more than 120 years.

Make UK represents 20,000 companies of all sizes, from start-ups to multinationals, across engineering, manufacturing, technology and the wider industrial sector. Make UK strives to stimulate success for manufacturing businesses, helping them to meet their objectives and goals.

Through its work Make UK enables manufacturers to connect, share, solve problems and create opportunities together. This is achieved through regional and national meetings, groups, events and advisory boards. Make UK work at every level to ensure UK Manufacturing performs and grows, now and in the future.

From HR and employment law, health and safety to environmental and productivity improvement, Make UK advice, expertise and influence enables businesses to remain safe, compliant and future-focused.

British Footwear Association and Make UK

The British Footwear Association (BFA) and Make UK work together to ensure the footwear sector intelligence and issues are fed into Make UK’s policy and lobbying work. The partnership also entitles all BFA members to complimentary Affiliate Membership of Make UK.

This will provide you with a range of benefits to complement your BFA membership:

  • Industry reports, publications and insight
  • Member events, webinars, podcasts and briefings
  • A range of discounted products and services
  • Preferential rates on the Brexit Toolkit and Pay benchmarking reports

To take advantage of this offering, please complete the short form here.

If you have any queries, you are welcome to contact Make UK directly: affiliates@makeuk.org.

The BFA is run for and by our members – by becoming a partner you join a network of some of the foremost businesses within the UK footwear sector. Whatever business products or services you are marketing, BFA members are always keen to adopt that which enhances their business, makes their operations more efficient or increases their profits.

The BFA hold regular networking events and themed webinars, where we encourage partners to take the reins and showcase their businesses and services to our membership. We also enable partners to have an input in what we say to the Government and we ensure they receive Whitehall’s responses first-hand.

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