Free 2 Day Business Course for Leeds Labels

Published : August 08, 2014

The Centre for Fashion Enterprise, in partnership with Lambert’s Yard and Leeds City council, are running a free 2 two day intensive business support course to help Leeds-based designer labels grow. The programme is open to designer labels who have been trading for at least six months who are intending to grow their business in Leeds.

Marques’ Almeida AW14 Backstage. Image by Yuvali Theis.

Course Details

When: 26th and 27th June
Where: Lambert’s Yard, 162-163 Lower Briggate, Leeds LS1 6LY
Time: 9am – 5pm (Both days)
Application Deadline: 12 noon, 11th June 2014

London’s pioneering fashion business incubator The Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) brings its popular New Market Entry Business Support Programme to Leeds for the first time. CFE Fashion Business Consultant Toby Meadows will be hosting the two days, delivering exciting workshops and expert advice on:

  • Business Planning
  • Legal Matters
  • Range planning
  • Costing and pricing
  • Production
  • Sales strategies
  • Marketing and Digital strategy
  • E-commerce

Speakers will include CFE Fashion Consultants and industry experts. This is a great opportunity to learn more about how to manage and build a successful label, network with industry professionals and fellow entrepreneurs looking to grow their fashion businesses in Leeds.


Only 20 places are available and they are expected to go fast. Successful applicants will be notified on the 13th June.

Click here for more details and to apply.

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The Yorkshire Textiles umbrella was initiated by Leeds Fashion Works, whose founder members are :-

Suzy Shepherd

  • Fashion, Retail & Marketing Adviser

Carolyn Lord

  • Project Facilitator
  • Solicitor
  • Governor of Leeds Trinity University

 Paul Forbes OBE

  • Educational Consultant

Andew Homer

  • Accountant

It is the imbued excellence, the quality of the products and specialist skills that have led to the utilisation of Yorkshire Textiles by global brands. The sector in the Leeds City Region can build further on the connections between Yorkshire Textiles and internationally renowned fashion houses.

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Supported by Leeds City Council

Supported by Leeds City Council