Best of British to Speak at Meet the Manufacturer

Christopher Nieper joins line-up for Meet the Manufacturer 2015

Christopher Nieper, managing director of luxury British fashion house, David Nieper, will be speaking on day one of the Meet the Manufacturer conference in June.


Aimed at bringing about the return of the manufacturing of clothing and textiles to the UK, the two-day conference and trade event will take place on 3 and 4 June 2015 at Tobacco Dock, London.

More than 3,000 people are expected to attend the event which will be opened by Patrick Grant, creative director of Norton & Sons and E. Tautz and presenter of The Great British Sewing Bee.

Organised by Kate Hills, founder of Make it British, the campaign for British manufacturing, the Meet the Manufacturer line-up of speakers includes leading manufacturers, fashion brands and industry experts, including Jermyn Street shirt maker, Emma Willis MBE and David Suddens, chairman of Dr Martens.  Along with Christopher Nieper, the inspiring speakers will provide advice and real-life experiences of building British businesses, developing the skills for future generations and how to successfully manufacture in the UK.

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About David Nieper

David Nieper is a designer and manufacturer of women’s fashion – all Made in Britain.  Based in Alfreton, Derbyshire, the fashion house was founded in 1961 and is renowned for its use of the highest quality fabrics and the personal touch it achieves in delivering world-class customer service to its customers throughout the UK and overseas.

A family business, employing 230 skilled people, including designers, garment cutters, seamstresses and dressmakers with decades of experience, we run our own Fashion Academy to educate, nurture and develop fashion and manufacturing skills for the future.  For more information, visit:

About Christopher Nieper

Joining the family business in 1986, Christopher witnessed the huge migration of British fashion manufacturing to offshore production. Choosing to go against this offshoring trend and remain steadfast in the company’s commitment to Made in Britain, Christopher has pioneered the company’s investment in marketing, new manufacturing infrastructure and skills to deliver continuous and sustainable growth.

Today, David Nieper enjoys record sales of its luxury womenswear and employs 230 people.

Before joining David Nieper, Christopher completed a degree in mechanical engineering, started his own furniture repair business and sailed across the Atlantic. A beekeeper, school governor, and former non-executive director of Help the Aged, Christopher is married with four children and lives in rural Derbyshire. 

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