Fashion Brand Accelerator
Designed to help develop new and emerging fashion businesses, this unique 10 month accelerator programme is open to a maximum of 12 companies. This course only requires you to attend four London based workshops (please see timetable below), the remainder of the programme can be delivered virtually via Skype / FaceTime...
Taught by: Toby Meadows, Sanjeev Davidson.
Designed to help develop new and emerging fashion businesses, this unique 10 month accelerator programme is open to a maximum of 12 companies. This course only requires you to attend four London based workshops (please see timetable below), the remainder of the programme can be delivered virtually via Skype / FaceTime.
The programme will support you in defining your brand strategy, make sure you are working to the best business model to deliver long term growth, and provide you with a network of industry contacts for you to nurture.
The accelerator programme is broken down into four London based workshops over the ten months, interspersed with monthly one to one consultancies delivered face to face or via Skype / FaceTime (depending on location) in order for you to maintain a consistent level of mentoring from your consultancy team.
Leading the programme are Fashion Business Consultant Toby Meadows, Author of How to Set Up and Run a Fashion Label and Creative Brand Consultant Sanjeev Davidson. Alongside one to one mentorship with these two industry experts you will throughout the programme be personally introduced to an experienced network of industry professionals so you can broaden your contacts list and gain fresh up to date insights into the current fashion market.
Toby Meadows says, “We’ve purposefully kept the programme very limited in numbers and have designed it in such a way as to give participants ongoing mentorship that fits in with the hectic schedule of running their business. We totally appreciate the struggles and needs of new and emerging labels and are totally focused on driving a results based bespoke programme through personal face to face interaction.”
The programme starts with a two week workshop in London in February, Monday to Friday, 10am-4.30pm, but all further workshops will be one week long. Please see below for actual dates.
If you have any questions about the programme that you would like to discuss before completing your pre-course questionnaire please call Barbara, LCF Short Course Business Manager, on 020 7514 7411.
|London Workshop 1||26 February - 9 March||Brand Strategy||Brand DNA, objectives, routes to market, brand positioning, specialisation, product review|
|London Workshop 2||4 - 8 June||Design Development||Range planning, trends, price architecture|
|London Workshop 3||10 - 14 September||Product Development||How to best source suppliers, working with manufacturers, critical path management, quality control.|
|London Workshop 4||3 - 7 December||Sales, Marketing and Distribution||What buyers want, trade shows, e-commerce, working with a PR, social media, payment terms, selling tools.|
"Toby was highly recommended by my sister who already took a course taught by him. Now I know what she meant by 'You can't miss a class taught by Toby'. he makes it interesting, fun yet very informative. His vast experience in the industry adds much value to the course. Thank you Toby!" - Fatima, Dubai
£9,950 (including vat). The fee for the programme includes all tuition, personalised mentoring and support. Travel and accommodation is not included.
This programme is suitable for fashion business owners in their first or second year of trading. Any fashion product type including womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, lingerie, jewellery or accessories can be supported
If you are a small London based fashion business you may also be interested in programmes offered by Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) supported by London College of Fashion. To find out more visit their website here.
Toby Meadows is the author of bestseller 'How to Set up & Run a Fashion Label'. He is the founder and director of Three's Company Creative Consultancy, a collective of fashion professionals providing creative and business services to the fashion industry, as well as a director of the London based womenswear designer label Belle & Bunty. As well as consulting to many of small to medium size fashion enterprises, Toby has worked with some of the world's largest and most recognisable fashion business from Zara and Topshop to high end labels Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood. He currently acts as a consultant to the Centre for Fashion Enterprise working with the next generation of highly talented emerging designers.
Sanjeev Davidson has a Master of Arts degree from Central Saint Martins, London. He is a Brand Consultant and leading international expert for fashion brand development. He is the originator of ‘BRAND dna X’, a pioneering formula and methodology to manage brands for relevance, sustainability and growth. His masterclasses, seminars, and corporate workshops, cover industry topics from innovation, creativity, brand management, consumer trends, the future of luxury, marketing and communication, as well as starting your own fashion label. Sanjeev has extensive international experience, his talks have been delivered across the world ranging from the UK, China, Indonesia, USA, Spain, India, UAE, Russia, Japan, Argentina and Switzerland. He is the Founder and Director of London Fashion Consultancy, which is a company that provides brand diagnostics and business strategies to the fashion industry. He is also CEO of stylefutures.com, Zurich’s leading brand innovation and entrepreneurship resource. In addition, Sanjeev is founder and pioneer of Mindtastics™, a mindfulness training for modern balanced lives. He teaches a unique technique to unlock the potential in individuals as well as companies. Alongside consulting to many small to medium size enterprises, Sanjeev has worked with some of the world's largest brands and lifestyle businesses including Hackett, Aston Martin, Pepe Jeans, Levi’s, Adidas, Reebok, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Firetrap, Diesel, True Religion, Ben Sherman, Fox Racing Inc, G-Shock, I-D magazine (Vice Group), Harrods, Fenwicks, ASOS, Zara, Massimo Dutti, Agent Provocateur, Ellassay, Aimer Lingerie, Rapsodia, Jazmin Chebar, Dian Pelangi, Woolmark and the BBC. At the moment Sanjeev is working as an international consultant to the Centre for Fashion Enterprise and the British Council in London, Jakarta Fashion Week and Fashion Forward in Jakarta, plus the Ahead Foundation in Geneva. In these roles he is working with highly talented emerging designers and brand start-ups, in order to develop an infrastructure and strategy for their business and increase their chances of success.