Programmes

Building brand equity (bbe)

What is it?

Building Brand Equity is a 3-month programme of workshops and bespoke 1-1 support for London based fashion and fashion tech businesses looking for investment from angel investors or VC funds. The programme will help businesses understand investment, develop strategies for maximising brand equity, build a funding proposition and market themselves as an attractive investment proposition.

What does it include?

The programme includes workshops and 1-1 mentoring sessions delivered by industry experts on:

  • Maximising Brand Equity
  • Brand valuation and proposition
  • Funding options pros and cons
  • Building your proposition
  • Preparing your business and team
  • Legal side of investment
  • Tax incentives
  • Alternative forms of finance
  • Funding pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • How to prepare a killer pitch

The programme concludes with a demo day where businesses will have the chance to pitch for investment in front of investors and network over drinks.

2018 DATES & ACTIVITIES

  • Workshop Day 1 – Tuesday 2nd October
  • Initial 1:1 – Tuesday 9th October
  • Workshop Day 2 – Tuesday 16th October
  • 1:1 – Tuesday 23rd October
  • Workshop Day 3 – Tuesday 30th October
  • Pitch Deck Creation Workshop – Monday 5th November
  • Pitch Rehearsal Session – Tuesday 13th November
  • Pitch Feedback 1:1 – Tuesday 20th November or Wednesday 21st November
  • Demo Day – Thursday 6th December

WHO CAN APPLY?

FashTech: 

  • All businesses must be operating in a London Borough
  • All businesses must have been operating for a minimum of 12 months
  • Businesses should have had successful transactions in the previous12 months

Fashion + Jewellery:

  • All businesses must be operating in a London Borough
  • All businesses must have been operating for a minimum of 24 months
  • Designers should have a minimum of £50,000 sales in the previous 12 months

SUPPORTING EVIDENCE TO BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION

Fashion + jewellery

Limited Company 

  • Proof of operating for 24 months. Please submit:
    • Companies House Registration document.
  • Proof of Current Business Address. Dated up to 30 days prior to application date. Please submit:
    • Companies House Registration document
  • Proof of 50K Sales in the previous 12 months. Please submit one of the following:
    • Sales invoices confirming receipt of successful transactions
    • Bank statements showing sales income
    • Accounts

* If current business address is different to the registered address, please submit proof of current business address dated 30 days prior to application date with one of the following:

  • Invoice
  • Rental Agreement
  • Bank Statement
  • Utility Bill

Sole Trader 

  • Proof of operating for 24 months. Please submit one of the following pieces of evidence:
    • Invoice
    • Rental Agreement
    • Bank Statement
    • Utility Bill
  • Proof of Current Business Address. Dated up to 30 days prior to application date. Please submit one of the following pieces of evidence:
    • Invoice
    • Rental Agreement
    • Bank Statement
    • Utility Bill
  • Proof of 50K Sales in the previous 12 Months. Please submit one of the following:
    • Sales invoices confirming receipt of successful transactions
    • Bank statements showing sales income
    • Accounts
FASHtech

Limited Company 

  • Proof of operating for 12 months. Please submit:
    • Companies House Registration document.
  • Proof of Current Business Address. Dated up to 30 days prior to application date. Please submit:
    • Companies House Registration document.

* If current business address is different to the registered address, please submit proof of current business address dated 30 days prior to application date with one of the following:

  • Invoice
  • Rental Agreement
  • Bank Statement
  • Utility Bill
  • Proof of successful transactions in the previous 12 months. Please submit one of the following pieces of evidence:
    • Sales invoices confirming receipt of successful transactions detailed on application form
    • Bank statements showing sales income
    • Accounts

Sole Trader

  • Proof of operating for 12 months. Please submit one of the following pieces of evidence:
    • Invoice
    • Rental Agreement
    • Bank Statement
    • Utility Bill
  • Proof of Current Business Address. Dated up to 30 days prior to application date. Please submit one of the following pieces of evidence:
    • Invoice
    • Rental Agreement
    • Bank Statement
    • Utility Bill
  • Proof of successful transactions in the previous 12 months. Please submit one of the following pieces of evidence:
    • Sales invoices confirming receipt of successful transactions detailed on application form
    • Bank statements showing sales income
    • Accounts

 WHen to APPLY?

The programme is currently open for application. Click the button below to download the application form and send the completed form to fashion.enterprise@fashion.arts.ac.uk before the deadline.

Fashion + Jewellery BBE

FashTech BBE