Do you support British businesses? Do you buy British? Why should you buy from them? What are the benefits both for you and for the UK?
It seems that especially since lockdown there are numerous new small British businesses that have started up. There are many reasons to support British businesses – here are just a few of them.
1. Supporting the local economy
By buying from a British company you are helping to keep British people in employment. This is something that is especially important at the moment. The money paid to those employees will be spent in Britain and re invested into our economy. It’s a win win!
2. Carbon footprint
A big advantage is the environmental impact. Products and materials aren’t shipped around the world meaning there is a lower environmental impact. By buying British you are reducing your carbon footprint. By buying British we can all help to do our bit for the environment
British manufacturing is amongst the best in the world and renowned for its quality. You are investing in skilfully manufactured products, designed and crafted to last. You are also helping to keep these skills alive, many of which are handed down through generations. It is true that many products may be more expensive. Importantly you won’t have to replace them, linking back to the previous point and the movement away from a throwaway culture.
The “less is more” ethos is becoming more popular. Consumers are becoming more aware of the environmental impact we are having by consuming more and more. Investing in quality items that will last and you will spend less in the long run. By buying British you often get really unique designs as well. How exciting to own an item that is that little bit different, not a run of the mill product like everyone else has.
4. Great service
Who doesn’t love great customer service?! When you experience great customer service it makes the whole buying process so much more enjoyable. A British company who sources all their materials in the UK has much more control over all the stages of their process. This means that every component can checked and issues are resolved easily and quickly.
British companies generally make it easy to contact them. They encourage conversations with their customers. Being able to talk to a company and build relationships is far nicer than purchasing from a faceless organisation.
5. Ethical sourcing
Buying British allows you to have a clear conscience. For example, many products manufactured overseas are not manufactured in acceptable conditions. When you buy a British you know that the person making it are paid a fair wage whilst working in a safe environment.
Here at ARCFORM, all our products are designed, sourced and made in Britain. We are proud to be a British company. Shop our collection of British designed and made lighting here.
ARCFORM is an independent family business that handcrafts luxury and bespoke lighting to illuminate your home.
Made in our Warwickshire studio in Leamington Spa.
View our lighting collections here.