Business Growth Fund (BGF), established to help Britain’s fast-growing smaller and medium sized businesses, has made a £4.2m investment in AFG Media, the fancy dress and party fashion company behind the Morphsuits phenomenon.
London Mayor Boris Johnson tried his hand at sewing while visiting a new clothing factory in East London, and after a few attempts declared that he had made a 'codpiece,' a 15th Century pouch used to cover a man's loins.
Devon-based Axminster Carpets, which has been producing carpets for over 250 years, is currently exploring rescue and restructuring options following a "difficult" period of trading caused by competition from cheaper imports.
While many manufacturing sectors are perceived as male dominated, others, like fashion and textile manufacturing, have a distinctly female profile. Ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8 TM talks to one of Made in GB’s ‘30 Under 30’ manufacturing champions about her work and the diversity of roles available in a variety of manufacturing sectors.