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May 17, 2021

Climate Change, Sustainability and Circularity

Made in Britain“It is 12,000 miles from China by sea. It is 864 miles from Land's End to John o' Groats. Imagine the small change we could all make by buying within the 864 miles & supporting products Made in Britain…

We are working hard to address the important issues around the climate change, sustainability and circularity. These current global challenges go hand-in-hand with other issues such as shipping costs, security of supply and raw material prices. 

Britain is leading the world in sustainability and climate change – if we all made the effort to find products, makers and manufacturers that are Made in Britain it is a step-wise change.”

The above is taken from a Made in Britain LinkedIn post which we thought highlights perfectly how a shorter supply chain can make a huge difference, not only to companies’ contribution to global sustainability, but in helping reduce the risk of failed delivery schedules and fluctuating shipping costs – a major issue for many businesses right now.Supply

Control over Production and Delivery Schedules

We know many of our clients have been rethinking their supply chains, as are many companies across the UK, as a recent online survey carried out by Made in Britain showed nearly 60% of the voters said they are looking to either reshore their manufacturing back to the UK or shorten their supply chain due to global supply concerns.

The reassurance of having local suppliers on the doorstep means quite simply there is far more control regarding production and delivery schedules.

British manufacturing has always been highly valued for its exceptional quality and with shipping charges taken out of the equation, is proving to be a viable cost-effective option for many businesses to go forward with.

How Plunkett’s can Help

As a member of Made in Britain we’d like to think we have proven our worth with regards to the quality, responsiveness and reliability of service we provide. So, if you have a production requirement or you are thinking of bringing your manufacturing programme back to the UK, please get in touch and we will be happy to quote.Great Britain

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