Zaun hosts Made in Britain event

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A 1,000-strong manufacturers’ organisation that promotes the value of British manufacturing as a differentiator is coming to Wolverhampton for its first sales and marketing workshop of the new autumn season.

Pioneering steel fencing systems manufacturer Zaun will host the Made in Britain workshop on Wednesday, 19 September, focused on marketing, sales, exports and PR.

Delegates will hear about digital marketing for manufacturers and receive a marketing masterclass from Young’s Seafood’s marketing team.

They will also hear from Zaun about its sales, marketing and export journey and enjoy a Zaun factory tour.

Made in Britain workshops highlight the community spirit of the British manufacturing industry, and four events in the spring brought together members to share stories, ideas and advice.

Previous events have taken place at pioneering recycler Axion in Manchester, iconic British car maker Vauxhall, Knowsley cable manufacturer Tratos and global coffee machine manufacturer Fracino in Birmingham.

Made in Britain chief executive John Pearce says: “All the greatest British manufacturers have a story to tell, and the workshops offer them a chance to sell those stories to each other.  British SME manufacturers need each other more than ever to increase the strength of the British-made supply chain.

“Typically, at each workshop, two or three new trading relationships are born – as we’re all united in the use of the official collective mark to point to the quality, innovation and excellence of British manufacturing.”

Zaun marketing manager Steve Roberts said: “As a company, we are very proactive at trading on our Britishness throughout our business.  We have seen major success through this route, especially in the Middle East and following our work on the London 2012 Olympics.”

After the Zaun event, the final two workshops of the year will be at ethical luxury brand The Soap Co London on 10 October then the ESSE foundry in Barnoldswick, Lancashire, on 14 November.  The Made in Britain event is for members across all 50 product sectors and costs just £20.

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai.  They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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