Made in Britain
Back in 2011 Stoves & Co., one of the UK’s largest and best-loved cooking brands, launched a national campaign to call for a standard ‘Made in Britain’ marque to be applied to all products manufactured in the UK.
Since that time the campaign has gone from strength to strength – with over 600 manufacturers signed up to the logo and backing from a number of prominent MP’s, and referred to in a speech made to the EEF in March 2012.
The campaign was originally launched after research uncovered widespread confusion amongst consumers about Made in Britain goods. The findings revealed that half of UK consumers are baffled when it comes to buying ‘British’, two-thirds (67%) want an official seal of approval to show products made in Britain and the majority (52%) think British brands should bring manufacturing back to the UK.
Following this call from the public, in early 2011 Stoves launched a national competition amongst UK university design students asking them to create a logo which could be used as a standard marque. Receiving hundreds of entries the winning design, by Cynthia Lee from Nottingham University, is now proudly displayed on hundreds of web sites, products and documentation.
What’s does this mean to Topline? More specifically, what does this mean to our customers?
Topline Electronics Limited proudly offer UK manufactured products and services to the UK leisure market, and in doing so offers direct and indirect employment to well in excess of a hundred skilled and semi-skilled workers, and dozens of suppliers, offering quality British made products to local authorities, NHS facilities and military establishments.
We help preserve engineering skills and a knowledge base within the home market, constantly innovating to introduce new products and to extend the product life cycle of the existing equipment offered. Of course we do not manufacture everything we supply, and not everything we buy in comes from the UK. Topline do have ties with international global businesses and offer valued added engineering, stock holding and customer aftersales support to their products.
Topline are in complete control of the design and manufacturing process of our controllers, LED lights, UV units and wireless buttons, and so are proactive to ensure the products we supply work to the industry standards and recommendations, and are fast to react to customer enquiries without the need to refer back down the supply chain.
In all Topline is a British success story in the making.