Welcome to the new BuyBritish.com website. We hope that this website is helpful and informative to you – providing a rich source of detail on British brands and manufacturers.
We have launched it because we believe in the U.K. and believe that there are some fantastic manufacturers and businesses all over the British Isles. Our aim is to showcase these brands and only promote the ones which provide value – that is to say we believe in competition and innovation.
To help you get started, we provide 5 simple reasons to buy British:
- British goods provide quality and value
- Buying British supports the economy and your communities
- Buy British to save the planet
- You are better protected when you Buy British
- Support British Farming
1. British goods provide quality and value
The U.K. has a rich history of innovation and creating some of the world’s most important products – from the telephone to the internet to the jet engine, the U.K. has been at the forefront of manufacturing.
Through years of experience and trained staff the quality of British products is ensured by extensive inspection and testing. Instead of investing in ‘plastic tat’ and products that might fall apart, be sure to consider the well made British alternative which provides excellent value for money.
2. Buying British supports the economy and your communities
Always look at a product’s label of origin and ask which company profits from its sale. If that company is based in the U.K. and employs staff who manufacture the product in the U.K, this will mean that more money is put back into local economies and communities.
By employing local staff, wages and taxes will flow directly into the U.K. economy which means more money can be spent on things like the NHS and wages can be spent within the local community.
3. Buy British to save the planet
Shipping and transporting imports thousands of miles across the world increases your carbon footprint. If there is a similar or better alternative to the product you desire, buy British so that the goods travel a much shorter distance from the supplier to consumer.
Cutting down on CO2 emissions and traffic will create a more pleasant environment for us all to live in.
4. You are better protected when you Buy British
If you buy a product from abroad which is faulty or has a defect, it might be difficult to get a replacement or refund. When you buy from local British manufacturers, consumer laws are more strictly applied and it would be easier to make representation in person.
5. Support British Farming
Farming trends are rapidly changing and there is a move away from the mammoth super farm factories we have seen in previous years. Technology is making it easier for the U.K. to set up niche farms and the demand for local produce is booming.
Our farmers have some of the highest standards in the world and, by supporting them, we can improve further. Look out for the Red Tractor logo on British products which tells you that a farm has complied with important animal welfare, environmental and medicinal rules – rules we have had a say in, unlike for imported food.