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Associate Members

Associate membership is open to companies who are specialists in their areas of expertise and would like to provide services or information to UKFT core members.

The following is a summary of benefits to associate members:

  • Opportunities to promote services to UKFT member and wider network
  • Listing in UKFT’s members’ directory, distributed worldwide
  • Sponsorship opportunities of UKFT events and promotions
  • Raise company profile within the fashion and textile industry
  • Networking opportunities with other Associate Members and Federated Members

Birmingham Chamber of Commerce

www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/

Contact: Jonathan Crosbie
Tel: 0121 607 1785
Email: j.crosbie@birmingham-chamber.com

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.

CCIC London Company

www.cciclondon.com/en/

Contact: Whisky Xishan Li
Email: market4@cciclondon.com

Help with:

Accessing the Chinese market. An independent third party inspection, testing and advisory company for companies trading in China.

D&G International

www.dgint.co.uk

Contact: Suzanne Reid
Tel: 07808 318437
Email: suzanne.reid@dgint.co.uk

Help with:

Worldwide logistics and fashion fulfillment in China, India, the Middle East, USA, Japan, Australia and South Africa.

Design and Crafts Council of Ireland

www.dccoi.ie

Contact: Karen Hennessy
Tel: 00 353 567761804
Email: ceo@dccoi.ie

Help with:

Development agency for Irish craft and design.

Felicities

www.felicities.co.uk/

Contact: Alison Lowe
Tel: 020 7377 6030
Email: alison@felicities.co.uk

Help with:

PR, sales and business support for emerging designers.

Fox Williams

www.foxwilliams.com

Contact: Stephen Sidkin
Tel: 020 7628 2000
Email: slsidkin@foxwilliams.com

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.

International Logistics Group

www.ilguk.com

Contact: Jane Middlemiss
Tel: 020 3780 2790
Email: jane_middlemiss@ilguk.com

Help with:

Fulfilment and courier services for the fashion industry.

Joelson JD LLP

www.joelsonwilson.com

Contact: Jo Gregory
Tel: 020 7580 5721
Email: info@joelsonwilson.com

Help with:

Legal services provided to the fashion/retail sector from fashion designers to fashion houses and retailers.

Keltie LLP

www.keltie.com

Contact: Azhar Sadique
Tel: 020 7329 8888
Email: azhar.sadique@keltie.com

Help with:

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

Langton London

www.langtonlondoninsurancebrokers.co.uk

Contact: Eddie Ferrao
Tel: 01737 305666
Email: info@langtonlondon.co.uk

Help with:

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

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

www.olswang.com

Contact: Helen Newman
Tel: 020 7067 3625
Email: helen.newman@olswang.com

Help with:

Legal services tailored for and covering all aspects of fashion business, corporate, IP, litigation and property.

Smart Currency Business

www.smartcurrencybusiness.com

Contact: Alex Bennett
Tel: 020 8108 5181
Email: fashion@smartcurrencybusiness.com

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.

Taylor Cocks

taylorcocks.co.uk/

Contact: Suzanne Craig FCA
Tel: 01903 816699
Email: suzannecraig@taylorcocks.co.uk

Help with:

Financial expertise ranging from core accountancy needs to specialist services

Torque

www.torque.eu

Tel: 0113 2636444
Email: enquiries@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.

Utilitywise

www.utilitywise.com

Contact: Austin Robson
Tel: 0330 303 3303
Email: austin.robson@utilitywise.com

Help with:

Utilitywise helps businesses reduce their energy and water consumption and lower their carbon footprint.

Zedonk

www.zedonk.co.uk

Contact: Marcia Lazar
Tel:  020 3651 1470
Email: marcia@zedonk.co.uk

Helps with:

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