Programmes

 

Jewellery Pioneer programme

WHAT IS IT?

The programme, delivered in partnership with Centa Business Services (CENTA), nurtures emerging London-based jewellery businesses, identifying and providing solutions for some of the issues that may be stifling growth in the early stages of business. This project will particularly assist those designers who would like to move in a more couture direction, either working with precious or semi-precious metals, as well as designers currently showing at, or applying for shows such as Rock Vault or Couture Vegas.

WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?

The fully subsidised programme supports businesses for the length of a season (6 months) and provides regular one-on-one mentoring sessions and expert workshops on any combination of the following:

  • Jewellery product development support
  • Production and manufacturing techniques
  • Portfolio development
  • Routes to market
  • Sector-specific marketing approaches
  • Industry knowledge and connections (retail, manufacture and design)
  • Project management of collection development
  • Ethical and environmental considerations specifically for the jewellery sector

This programme will run alongside the Fashion and Fash Tech pioneer programmes and will give businesses the opportunity to gain access to other workshops like business planning, finance, accountancy, legal, marketing & PR, branding, digital etc.

A diagnostic review of the business takes place at the start of the season in order to tailor the programme to best suit and benefit the business.

WHO CAN APPLY?

  • All businesses must be operating in a London Borough
  • All businesses must have been operating for a minimum of 12 months
  • Designers should have a minimum of £10,000 sales

SUPPORTING EVIDENCE TO BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION

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.
  • Proof of 10K Sales. 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 12 months. Please submit on 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 10K Sales. Please submit one of the following:
    • Sales invoices confirming receipt of successful transactions
    • 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.

Jewellery Pioneer