Manufacturing in the UK – Challenges and Advantages Wednesday 8th July 11:00am – 12:30pm

The PCIAW® ‘Manufacturing in the UK – Challenges and Advantages’ Webinar, in partnership with Gerber Technology, will take place on 8th July 2020 at 11:00am – 12:30pm. 

Join a team of industry experts to learn more about the challenges and solutions of ‘Manufacturing in the UK – Challenges and Advantages’. With representatives from the PCIAW®, Gerber Technology and a variety of sectors within our industry, this webinar will offer attendees the chance for education, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We have had an overwhelmingly positive response for the Webinar so far, with nearly 100 people registering their attendance. With such a vast platform, we feel it is our responsibility to be highlighting the most important topics. 

This webinar will feature: 

This webinar will cover some of the most pressing topics facing the professional clothing industry today. 

With presentations on the economic pressures facing the PPE sector, the importance of textile manufacturing in the UK, the problems highlighted by the pandemic and the necessary planning that needs to be implemented to prevent the same mistakes being made in the future. 

How can the government help with manufacturing in the UK?

We will also be highlighting the societal issues that exist within the textile manufacturing sector. Emerging evidence from Labour Behind the Label, reinforces the need for the government to invest in the economy of the professional clothing industry, to fully ensure that slave labour and any derivation thereof, does not continue as a prevalent and sustained practise in the UK. 

Reports such as these highlight the clear need for transparency across the industry and that is something we hope to achieve with this amalgamation of knowledge on offer through this Webinar.  

Eight industry experts from across the sector will come together to explore these issues and many more. The webinar will look into each panellist’s experience with their specific topic, alongside their expert advice for the industry as a whole. 


  • Richard Jessup – Gerber Technology UK, Sales Director EMEA 
  • Jonathon Jones – Plimsoll, Senior Analyst 
  • Samantha Fernando – Keela International, Sales Director 
  • Jenny Holloway – Fashion Capital, CEO 
  • Louise Becart – Pincroft, Project Engineer 
  • Adam Mansell – UKFT, CEO 
  • Simon Hunter, MBE – Hunter Apparel, CEO
  • Yvette Ashby – PCIAW®, CEO

If you have any questions for any of our panellists, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at and pass on your query so we can ensure we get your voice heard!

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