Halo first software company to join Made In Britain
23rd September 2020
We are the first software company to join the UK’s leading collective mark for British-made products, Made in Britain. On 4 May 2020 Made in Britain opened its membership up to digital makers for the very first time giving Britain's thriving creative community of software and app developers and digital control system creators the chance to use its protected mark to showcase their wares worldwide.
Until recently, only makers of physical products were considered for accreditation but with Britain's digital sector adding £149 billion to the overall UK economy in 2018 and accounting for 7.7 per cent of the UK economy*, it was decided to open up to this section of the business community.
Made in Britain licenses its official and protected mark to 1,200 manufacturers currently, certifying their products’ country of origin and recognising their ethical and sustainable business practices. By displaying the mark on their product, website and packaging, buyers and consumers are reassured of the truly British provenance of a product or brand.
John Pearce, CEO of Made in Britain, says: “We are moving with the times. Smart factories have revolutionised manufacturing and the smartest digital control systems and software are now an integral part of business in Britain.
"Britain is respected the world over as a powerhouse of software and app development, and this sector of manufacturing is set to grow and grow. It’s now time that these companies are recognised as Made in Britain."
Halo is end-to-end, from design to delivery, conceived, made and hosted, in Britain. We’re not just a front for an overseas developer, like so many others and we invest in the British Economy to protect British jobs, pay British taxes and support British Innovation for the future.
The Made in Britain accreditation is external validation of our own strong values and beliefs. It's a mark of quality that reinforces and showcases all the things that we’re proud about as a software company. Our company is proud to be values led, we were the first tech company in the World to be Carbon Negative, have always paid above the living wage, are 50% female owned and can now show we’re ‘Made in Britain’ which is the cherry on top of our values baked cake. We’re proud to stand out as innovators, have a series of world firsts and awards under our belt and this one is the latest in a range of wonderful things we’ve set out to achieve, ahead of anyone else in our sector.