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Fashion focused Investment Workshop

If you’re raising money in London, you can’t afford not to attend!

This Investment Readiness workshop is designed to specially support fashion/retail/design based businesses looking to grow and gain investment. It is an intensive and very practical hands-on workshop.

This workshop costs £75.00 plus VAT for the 2 days, if you would like to attend, please email Gaby.Rose@uk.gt.com / 0207 728 2715

Day 1 – Wednesday 10 November 2010

An intensive and interactive programme designed to give you the inside track on

how investors view your business and what you need to do to get over the elusive

investment line.

9.00 – Welcome & Introduction

9.15 – The Investment Landscape: Mike Bowman, Investment Director, E Synergy

9.30 – Inside track from an established business angel and VC: Mike Bowman, Investment Director, E-Synergy

10.30 – Building a brand: Rose Lewis, Partner, Pembridge Partners

11.30 – Entrepreneurs become investors! Give a short pitch to your fellow entrepreneurs

13.00 – Networking Lunch

13.45 – The Buyers perspective; pricing your product for retail margins, Jason Heller

14.30 – Interactive investor Q&A session: Andrew Small, Nesta

15.15 – The Investment Gap In The Fashion sector: Wendy Malem, Director of the Centre for Fashion Enterprise

16.00 – The Buyers perspective: Debbie Beumont Ex Senior Buyer House of Fraser and Harrods

16.30 – British Fashion Council: Promoting British Fashion Designers

17.00 Feedback and wrap up

18.00 Event close

Day 2 – Thursday 11 November 2010

9.00 – Welcome & Introduction

9.30 – Protecting your IP in a Consumer Products Market: Rebecca Swindell, Field Fisher Waterhouse

10.30 – Manufacturing: London Manufacturing Advisory Service

11.30 – Growing your business: Cate Han, Two Birds Bridesmaid

12.30 – Route to Investment Plan Rose Lewis

13.00 – Event Close


With support from NESTA, Skillset and The Centre for Fashion Enterprise

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