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About us

This web site has been designed, written and co-ordinated by Syd Partridge with the help of
many others including our suppliers, customers and local businesses.

About the site

The author is a director of a small manufacturing company based in the Black Country.
He has found it increasingly difficult to purchase materials that are manufactured in Britain
and to locate companies producing British goods- often they are small businesses who
gain their work by word of mouth.

The final straw came, whilst trying to locate a cast iron fireplace insert.
A manufacturer's representative, when asked if the part was made in Britain, was unable
(or unwilling) to say.

This led to a fruitless search on the web; although individual companies could be found
along with directories of British or U.K. businesses, there did not appear to be a catologue
specific to British manufacturers and producers or British made products.
- if you know of one please let us know.

We talked about the feasabiltiy of creating a directory of British producers, not only to
reach the general public but also a directory for businesses to use.
Apart from the occasional "You've got no chance, their aren't any left", most people
thought it a good idea.

The one comment we came across quite often, was that small businesses do not always have
a web site.
This led to the development of our 'customer dedicated web pages' which enable a pseudo web
site within the directory.
To learn more about customer dedicated web pages - click here, to see examples

The intention was to create a site that is easy to use and competively priced so enabling
even the smallest business to become involved.

We believe that the marks - 'Made in Britain' and 'British Made' were synonymous
with quality and this is still the case today!

We hope you like what you see.

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