Westerham couple buying only British hope to throw Blighty business fayre

PUBLISHED: 15:54 06 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:05 06 March 2013

Emily, James and Lucan Bradshaw with a selection of their British goods.

Emily, James and Lucan Bradshaw with a selection of their British goods.


A Westerham family striving to buy only British goods for a year are to host a celebration of UK manufacturing.

James and Emily Bradshaw are hoping businesses ranging from high-tech electronics manufactures to farmers will showcase their products side-by-side at the event.

In an open letter to Westerham Parish Council, the pair say they want businesses to explain how their goods are made and why they still produce in this country.

The couple said: “Despite what you may think, Britain still has the capability of making great quality products at a price to rival foreign imports.

“We feel that a greater public awareness of our domestic capabilities would lead to more people seeking out and buying British goods, strengthen our manufacturing, lead to more skilled jobs and thus helping our ailing economy.”

The couple are hoping to be given the go ahead for the event scheduled to take place in the summer.

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