Programmes

aCCELERATE programme

What is it?

The Accelerate Programme (formerly known as ‘New Fashion Venture’ programme) fast tracks emerging London-based designer labels, identifying and strategising areas for growth and funding towards developing a new product process or service.

What does it include?

The programme supports designers for upto four seasons and provides regular one-on-one mentoring sessions and expert workshops on:

  • Business Planning
  • Finance
  • Range planning
  • Costing & pricing
  • Production
  • Sales analysis
  • Marketing & PR
  • E-commerce & Digital strategies
  • Studio space
  • Wholesale production software
  • Accountancy
  • Legal

A diagnostic review of the business takes place every season in order to assess progress and tailor the programme to best suit and benefit the business.

Who can apply?

Designers on the Accelerate Programme need to have been operating and trading for a min of 4 Fashion Seasons or 2 years within a London borough and maybe receiving showcasing support from NEWGEN or similar schemes. Annual sales will total £50,000 – £100,000 made up of 10-20 stockists or ecommerce. The brand will draw significant interest from buyers and press.

WHEN TO APPLY?

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