26/02/2020

We'll soon be asking you for an "Annual Return"

The British leather industry encompasses all stages of production from production of raw materials to point of sale of finished products to the consumer. The direct supply chain extends across tanners and manufacturers of leather goods, including handbags, luggage, accessories, footwear, garments, upholstery etc., and wider to traders, major brands and retailers.

We will soon be sending a you a brief online survey about your business. In previous years this has been referred to as the "annual return"; a summary of key facts and figures about your company.

We will ask you to provide us with details about your turnover, export sales, employee numbers, raw materials provenance, and a couple of other key performance indicators. The results will be strictly confidential and will not be shared in any individually identifiable format. All data will only be used in generic terms in order to outline the shape and size of our industry.

A current and accurate overview of the British leather sector is essential in our approaches to government. The data gathered will demonstrate that although we are a small industry, we are part of an important and valuable supply chain, creating wealth and jobs in the UK, and doing so sustainably.

The ability to demonstrate the size and scope our sector is also of value in reassuring our customers that the leather they buy in the UK is manufactured to the highest possible standards.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping us to build the true picture about the industry we work in.

 

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