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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.

For a UKFT member introduction to secure the discounted rate, email info@ukft.org

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

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.

UKFT MEMBERS: Get a free consultation regarding your company’s excess stock management. 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

Envantage

www.envantage.co.uk/

UKFT has partnered with energy and low carbon consultancy Envantage to provide specialist knowledge and best practice specifically for the UK fashion and textile industry. This would be of particular interest to our manufacturing members but all members can enquire to see how Envantage may be able to support their energy requirements.

Envantage will support UKFT members to find out more about everything from buying effectively to optimising energy usage, reducing carbon and meeting regulatory obligations. The team can also answer questions about compliance, access to energy discount schemes, or if you simply want to check if you could pay less for your energy.

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Email paula.mcilwraith@ukft.org for your member introduction.

Eurofins Softlines & Leather

www.eurofins.com/textile-leather/

Eurofins ensures product quality and safety for textile, leather and footwear supply chains.

Services offered: Testing, Inspections, Factory audits, Sustainability guidance, Regulatory and compliance, Tailored solutions

Sectors covered: Apparel and fashion; Leather; Technical Textile Safety Products; Footwear; Home Textiles; Materials and Components.

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Email info@ukft.org for your member introduction.

Lectra

www.lectra.com/en

From ideation to production through to optimization, Lectra develops premium solutions and technologies for fashion, automotive and furniture markets.

Contact: info@ukft.org

SIPS

sips.asia/

Trusted IP advisors for Greater China: SIPS is a dynamic, market-leading intellectual property firm servicing the needs of multinationals and SMEs in Greater China.

Contact: info@ukft.org