Applications for our highly acclaimed six-month Pioneer programme are now open. Nurturing emerging London-based designer labels, the bespoke programme identifies and provides solutions for some of the issues that may be stifling growth in the early stages of business.

To qualify for the programme you need to:

  • have been trading for a minimum of 3 seasons or 18 months (updated criteria)
  • show annual sales between £10k – £50k
  • have around 5-10 stockists or online stores
  • have strong industry champions

Designers who have previously benefited from this programme include J.W. Anderson, Molly Goddard, Richard Malone, House of Holland and Todd Lynn to name a few. Current designers on the programme are Keji, ROKH, Charles Jeffery, Roberts Wood, Sadie Williams, and This is Uniform.

“Meeting with professionals who specialise in key aspects of fashion business, really pushed the company forward. Things like cash flow and range plan, which are so vital to a new company, but sometimes a struggle to do at all let alone efficiently, were made achievable and easily understood by workshops and one on one meetings. We learnt an enormous amount, things we would not have learnt without the help of the CFE and their programme.” – Molly Goddard

For further information on the programme and to download the application form please see:

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Application deadline: 11:59pm, Monday 14th November 2016
Interview Dates: Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th November 2016
Scheduled to commence in January / February 2017