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 Commercewww.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/
Contact: Jonathan Crosbie
Tel: 0121 607 1785
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 Companywww.cciclondon.com/en/
Contact: Whisky Xishan Li
Accessing the Chinese market. An independent third party inspection, testing and advisory company for companies trading in China.
Contact: Suzanne Reid
Tel: 07808 318437
Worldwide logistics and fashion fulfillment in China, India, the Middle East, USA, Japan, Australia and South Africa.
Design and Crafts Council of Irelandwww.dccoi.ie
Contact: Karen Hennessy
Tel: 00 353 567761804
Development agency for Irish craft and design.
Contact: Alison Lowe
Tel: 020 7377 6030
PR, sales and business support for emerging designers.
Contact: Stephen Sidkin
Tel: 020 7628 2000
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 Groupwww.ilguk.com
Contact: Jane Middlemiss
Tel: 020 3780 2790
Fulfilment and courier services for the fashion industry.
Image Coming Soonwww.imagecomingsoon.com
Contact: Beth Spurr
Apparel design agency specialising in sportswear, athleisure and streetwear providing bespoke comprehensive design services
Joelson JD LLPwww.joelsonwilson.com
Contact: Jo Gregory
Tel: 020 7580 5721
Legal services provided to the fashion/retail sector from fashion designers to fashion houses and retailers.
Contact: Azhar Sadique
Tel: 020 7329 8888
Patent, trade mark and design attorneys – providing advice on establishing and enforcing intellectual property rights.
Contact: Eddie Ferrao
Tel: 01737 305666
Insurance Brokers – commercial insurance broker specialising in all aspects of business insurance.
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLPwww.olswang.com
Contact: Helen Newman
Tel: 020 7067 3625
Legal services tailored for and covering all aspects of fashion business, corporate, IP, litigation and property.
Smart Currency Businesswww.smartcurrencybusiness.com
Contact: Alex Bennett
Tel: 020 8108 5181
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.
Contact: Amy Roberts
Tel: 020 3432 0112
Provides business loans of up to £250k to businesses in the fashion and textile industry.
Contact: Suzanne Craig FCA
Tel: 01903 816699
Financial expertise ranging from core accountancy needs to specialist services
Tel: 0113 2636444
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: Austin Robson
Tel: 0330 303 3303
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