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Hillbrush Becomes Official Member of Made in Britain

Hillbrush, the U.K.’s longest-established and largest independent manufacturer of traditional brushes and specialist cleaning tools is now an official member of Made in Britain. Membership of the Made in Britain organization allows Hillbrush to use the Made in Britain registered mark on all its products, packaging and marketing materials.

Hillbrush manufactures more than 2,000 brushes and cleaning tools from its U.K. manufacturing site in Wiltshire. Supplied to more than 90 countries worldwide, Hillbrush’s comprehensive range includes commercial brushes and ancillary items, suitable for janitorial, council and commercial cleaning applications. Hillbrush’s traditional range includes broom heads, broom handles, hand brushes, and guttering cleaning tools, aimed largely at the agricultural and construction sectors.

The company is also the only U.K. manufacturer of hygienic color-coded cleaning equipment and brushes for food and beverage manufacturing environments, selling to a global customer base. Ergonomically designed products include hygienic brushes, squeegees, dustpans, scoops and buckets which are available in several colors, as well as antimicrobial options, to assist manufacturers with meeting HACCP and 5S requirements.

Hillbrush has invested significantly during its 100 years in business in the U.K. with state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facilities, including a new 1,800 square meter warehouse, providing additional space to hold product on site and therefore ensuring high stock availability to customers. As Hillbrush’s products are “Made in Britain,” lead times for customers can be much shorter when compared with other products in the marketplace.

Still British family-owned and run, Philip Coward, son of the original founder, is chief executive officer while his son Charlie Coward and nephew Andy Coward are joint managing directors. Hillbrush has been a Royal Warrant Holder since 1981.

Hillbrush managing director Charlie Coward says, “Hillbrush is a British manufacturing institution that has stayed true to its family values, while innovating and diversifying to stay ahead of the times. Made in Britain is an accolade that we are very proud to champion. Manufacturing locally is good for jobs and the local economy; it is a sustainable way to do business and in the current climate of difficult sourcing issues and long lead times, it’s better for our customers too.”

Established in 2011, Made in Britain is a not-for-profit organization that supports British manufacturers globally. Made in Britain works collaboratively with U.K. trade bodies, U.K. government departments Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Department for International Trade (DIT) and the UK media to support skilled jobs, responsible business and sustainable growth.

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