Startup Britain offers British fashion start-ups a pattern for success

StartUp Britain has announced it is to stage a one-off start-up fashion event on 28th November, which will take fashionistas through the key stages of setting up a fashion business from the planning, branding, marketing and sales aspects, through to advice on where to find funding and support. The event will feature high profile speakers including Founder of Charles Tyrwhitt, Nick Wheeler, Etsy’s online Guru, Nicole Vanderbilt and founder of business accelerator Fashion Angel’s Alison Lewy, to name but a few.

StartUp Britain co-founder Emma Jones said: “There is no shortage of British fashion talent, but many designers fail to reach their potential because they don’t get adequate and specific help to start a business.

“Unlike other areas of business, success in the British fashion industry largely relies on being ‘talent spotted’ and being in the right place at the right time. We want to help small start-ups realise that they can start a business and that they can be in charge of their own destiny – however big or small their ambitions may be.”

The day-long event is set to take place at the London HQ of creative agency Iris on the South Bank. It will be hosted by 27-year-old fashion entrepreneur Richard Hurtley who set up Rampant Sporting and saw the need for an event to inspire enterprise in fashion. It will feature panel discussions, Q&As, hints and tips from top fashion brands and business experts.

There will also be a chance to hear from fashion buyers about what they look for and how new start-ups can make the most of opportunities.

Those interested should go to and register.