Buy British Day – Pop Up Event in Preston
The second annual Buy British Day will be taking place on Saturday October 3rd 2015, with mini Best of Britannia pop-up events in London and Preston, encouraging consumers to support brands and businesses that design and manufacture in Britain.
An initiative from Best of Britannia – an annual event and newly launched website that showcases more than 200 of the very best British-made brands and products – Buy British Day aims to engage with consumers who care about the provenance of what they’re buying.
This year partnering with Made In Britain, Buy British Day on October 3rd comes to London’s Kings Cross – teaming up with Wayne Hemingway’s The Classic Car Boot Sale in Granary Square – and central Preston, in a pop-up retail outlet in the middle of the Fishergate shopping centre and on the Preston Train Station concourse.
Buy British Day Best of Britannia Preston pop-up – in association with Marketing Lancashire, Preston City Council, Virgin Trains and University of Central Lancashire – welcomes tartan designer Alison O’Neill’s The Shepherdess, master leather craftsmen
The Leather Satchel Co. and ‘free from’ chocolate specialist Ayni Chocolate, as well as many more to be announced, who’ll decamp to a pop-up retail outlet smack in the middle of Preston’s Fishergate shopping centre and the main concourse at Preston Train Station.
Support Buy British Day – and buy British on October 3rd 2015, with Best of Britannia.
Additional information still to be announced.
About Buy British Day
The first Buy British Day in 2014 trended nationwide on Twitter (with 257,000+ retweets) and was featured on BBC Breakfast and The One Show. Buy British Day 2015 comprises two Best of Britannia pop-up events in London and Preston.
About Best of Britannia
Celebrating British design and manufacturing, Best of Britannia is an annual event that showcases more than 200 British brands and British-made products. The newly launched Best of Britannia website features some of Best of Britannia’s finest exhibitors.
About Made in Britain
Made in Britain supports and promotes British manufacturing with the Made in Britain marque, which enables consumers to identify British-made products.
About Marketing Lancashire
Marketing Lancashire is the destination management organisation for Lancashire, working closely with VisitEngland and VisitBritain as well as a wide range of public and private sector organisations and businesses to improve and increase the profile of the county.
About Preston City Council
Preston City Council is a district council that works alongside Lancashire County Council as part of a two-tier local government system.
About Virgin Trains
One of the UK’s most experienced, innovative and green train companies, Virgin Trains has been speeding all over the UK for more than 15 years in its Pendolino and Super Voyager trains.
About University of Central Lancashire
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston was founded in 1828, and is now one of the UK’s largest universities – an institution with a world class academic reputation that is firmly rooted in modern-day relevance.