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Associate Members and Partners

UKFT works with trusted suppliers including both Associate Members and Partners in a variety of ways.

Associate Membership is open to organisations who are specialists in their areas of expertise and can offer tangible and membership enhancing benefits to UKFT members. For more information and to discuss how your organisation may be able to work with UKFT, please contact membership@ukft.org.

UKFT members wanting to discuss working with one of our associate members and partners or to take advantage of a special offer, contact membership@ukft.org

Birmingham Chamber of Commerce

www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/

Contact: Jonathan Crosbie

Help with:

Discounts on the price of an ATA carnet and other export documentation. When taking samples overseas (outside the EU), at an exhibition or on a sales trip, an ATA Carnet is the safest and most efficient way to get your goods through customs. You will need your membership number for this.

Fox Williams

www.foxwilliams.com

Contact: Stephen Sidkin

Help with:

Specialist advice on working with agents and distributors in UK and internationally; legal services to the fashion industry – from designers through to retailers.

Keltie LLP

www.keltie.com

Contact: Azhar Sadique

Help with:

Patent, trade mark and design attorneys – providing advice on establishing and enforcing intellectual property rights.

UKFT Member Offer: Keltie offers free IP Clinics for UKFT members consisting of a 45 – 1 hour slot to discuss all IP requirements and put together a blue print of IP strategies to set in place. Contact info@ukft.org for details.

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Langton London

www.langtonlondoninsurancebrokers.co.uk

Contact: Eddie Ferrao

Help with:

Insurance Brokers  – commercial insurance broker specialising in all aspects of business insurance.

Smart Currency Business

www.smartcurrencybusiness.com

Contact: Alex Bennett

Help with:

FX company specialising in foreign currency and money transfers, helping their clients to save money and minimise risk on international payments with strategies tailored to your company. UKFT members are eligible for a free risk management healthcheck.

READ THE UKFT & SMART CURRENCY BUSINESS OUTLOOK 2021

TC Group

www.tc-group.com/

Contact: Suzanne Craig FCA

Help with:

Financial expertise ranging from core accountancy needs to specialist services

Torque

www.torque.eu

 

Help with:

End to end supply chain solutions from freight, bonded warehousing, e-fulfilment and distribution through to specialist garment services including: AQLs, Returns management, Embroidery, Labelling, Tagging, Tailoring, Alterations, Steaming, Hand pressing, Shading, Ozone treatment.

Zedonk

www.zedonk.co.uk

Contact: Adam King

Helps with:

Fashion Business Software solution helping to streamline the Production, Sales and Logistics processes for your business. UKFT Members receive free introductory demo.

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CSM Logistics

www.csmlogistics.co.uk/

CSM offers tailored same-day deliveries and next-day deliveries to companies and individuals across the globe. The company can help with: International Courier Services, Import & Export services, UK Parcel deliveries, Freight Forwarding, Pick & Pack, Warehousing & Fulfilment, UK Pallet deliveries, Dedicated vehicles, Same-day deliveries.

Contact: Serge Lipski

The Brand Hangar

thebrandhangar.com/

The Brand Hangar is a specialist warehouse for designer & contemporary fashion brands. Its founders have backgrounds that enable the company to really understand your fashion business, as well as your logistics needs.

The company’s structure means there really are no barriers to entry, clients are not committed to any minimum order volumes, and they benefit from a fulfilment solution that fits their needs and their brand.

UKFT members can receive a free ecommerce consultation. Email info@ukft.org for your member introduction.

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Fashion Crossover

www.fashioncrossover-london.com/

Fashion Crossover London is a London-based designer service platform that connects global emerging designers with international fashion buyers and industry professionals by providing an online showcasing service, ecommerce function, a London-based PR showroom, advertorial print magazine publication feature, and fashion event management.

Parker Lane Group

www.parkerlanegroup.com/

Parker Lane Group is a Resale as a Service (RaaS) platform that provides a full stack recommerce solution for brands and retailers.

PLG’s special offer to UKFT members includes a free consultation regarding your company’s excess stock management. In addition, PLG will also provide a report detailing the performance of a similar brand in an off-price model (such as which countries are most responsive to it, which categories sell best etc.) Email info@ukft.org for your member introduction.

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Greenway Logistics

greenway-logistics.com/

Greenway Logistics was founded in 2008 and has offices in several EU countries, as well as in China, helping firms develop their logistics in the most efficient and cost-effective way. The services and benefits this partnership will bring to UKFT members include:

  1. Continuation and further development of Brexit related advice and solutions.
  2. Consolidation of sea freight, with ‘buying at source’ and ‘buffering at source’ as new elements.
  3. CO₂ monitoring of logistics, with formal certification and focus on improving performance.
  4. Gateway-O initiative, aimed at helping SME and larger brands with a low barrier, low cost, entry to the Chinese market through multibrand WeChat stores and others.

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Crowdcube

www.crowdcube.com/

UKFT has an arrangement with crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, offering UKFT members preferred rates on fees.

Businesses interested in raising capital can apply if they are looking to raise between £50,000 and £6 million. The UKFT preferred rate will be applied to Crowdcube fees if the raise is successful. To find out more, contact faye.williams@ukft.org