Birmingham Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Jonathan Crosbie
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Stephen Sidkin
Specialist advice on working with agents and distributors in UK and internationally; legal services to the fashion industry – from designers through to retailers.
Contact: Azhar Sadique
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 email@example.com for details.
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Contact: Suzanne Craig FCA
Financial expertise ranging from core accountancy needs to specialist services
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.
Contact: Adam King
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 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
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:
- Continuation and further development of Brexit related advice and solutions.
- Consolidation of sea freight, with ‘buying at source’ and ‘buffering at source’ as new elements.
- CO₂ monitoring of logistics, with formal certification and focus on improving performance.
- 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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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Eurofins Softlines & 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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From ideation to production through to optimization, Lectra develops premium solutions and technologies for fashion, automotive and furniture markets.
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.
Special offer for UKFT members: SIPS offers a free one-hour consultation for UKFT members to discuss all IP requirements and to formulate a practical and effective IP strategy for the Greater China region. In addition, SIPS offers discounted fees for members.
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Denza is an international recruitment company specialising in placing exceptional candidates in roles at every level of the fashion industry.
Areas covered include:
Design: Womenswear design, Menswear design, Childrenswear design, Lingerie design, Denim design, Knitwear design, Accessories design, Footwear design, Textile design for fashion (Print design, Embroidery design, Embellishment design) and Homeware design (soft furnishing, textiles, tabletop, gift etc). This is all roles at all levels up to and including Creative Director.
Studio and Non-design: Product development, Production, Studio management, Fabric sourcing, Design room assistance, Garment technology, Pattern Cutting. This is all roles at all levels including Director level roles.