Meet the Manufacturer gets first headline sponsor

Meet the Manufacturer, the only sourcing event launched exclusively for British clothing, textile and leathergoods manufacturers, has gained its first headline sponsor, as the exhibition doubles in size for 2016.

Segura, an independent UK technology house that delivers supply chain protection for various industries, has thrown its weight behind the two-day event, which will take place on May 25-26 at The Old Truman Brewery, London.

The company’s software enables businesses to understand, monitor and control their supply chains, allowing them to make cost savings and mitigate risk.

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Kate Hills, founder of Make it British, the organiser behind the event said: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Segura for our next event. Their innovative and transparent approach to supply-chain issues makes them the perfect partner for Meet the Manufacturer, which is the platform for leading industry figures to come together to support UK manufacturing.

“This comes at a time when there’s an ever-growing enthusiasm and passion for reinstating Britain as the world centre for fashion and textile production and we look forward to working together.”

Now in its third year, Meet the Manufacturer promises to be bigger and better than ever before, with double the amount of space at 50,000ft2, compared to last year, to accommodate more stands in the exhibition and more workshops and seminars than in previous years.

Peter Needle, CEO and co-founder of Segura, said: “We’re very proud to be the headline sponsor of Meet the Manufacturer. British brands are more aware than ever of the value of manufacturing in the UK and this event represents a key date in the retail calendar.”

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