Alumni Opportunity as Centre for Fashion Enterprise comes to Leeds

20 May 2014

With a 10 year track record of successfully growing fashion designer businesses and positioning them in the international marketplace, Centre for Fashion Enterprise is now taking its popular New Market Entry Programme to Leeds.

In partnership with Leeds City Council and Lambert’s Yard, CFE will deliver the New Market Entry Programme in June 2014 to a group of emerging Leeds based designers.

This is an amazing opportunity for all fledgling designer labels, wishing to grow their business in Leeds (designers don’t necessarily have to currently be living or working in Leeds), but intend to grow their business in Leeds. They should have essential know-how and tools to develop their own business infrastructure and growth strategies, enabling them to support their already apparent creative abilities.

Leeds College of Art would like to offer support to any alumni who would like to apply, we have a wealth of resources to help you articulate your areas for business growth and help with marketing/PR strategies and financial planning. Please contact us by email to find out more.

Thursday 26th and Friday 27th June 2014
9am-5pm on both days
Lambert’s Yard, 162-163 Lower Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6LY

What Does It Include?

The fully subsidised programme consists of a 12-hour workshop over 2 days, including advice on: Business Planning, Finance, Legal, Range planning, Costing & pricing, Production, Sales strategies, Marketing & PR

Who Can Apply?

Designers eligible for the New Market Entry Programme are relatively new to the industry, have been trading for at-least 6 months, wish or are intending to grow their business in Leeds and demonstrate drive and entrepreneurial flair to match their creative talent and potential for growth.

How To Apply

For full details visit the website here and complete the online application form here. Don't forget to email us if you have any questions or would like to access our business start up resources and tool kits.

NB: Please do not leave any fields blank on the application form and insert N/A if not applicable. Applications need to be in no later than Friday 20th June, but the sooner the better.