​The Accelerate Programme (formerly known as ‘New Fashion Venture’ programme) fast tracks emerging London-based designer labels, identifying and strategising areas for growth and funding towards developing a new product process or service.

What's Included

The programme supports designers for upto four seasons and provides regular one-on-one mentoring sessions and expert workshops on:


  • Business Planning
  • Finance
  • Range planning
  • Costing & pricing
  • Production
  • Sales analysis
  • Marketing & PR
  • E-commerce & Digital strategies
  • Studio space
  • Wholesale production software
  • Accountancy
  • Legal


A diagnostic review of the business takes place every season in order to assess progress and tailor the programme to best suit and benefit the business.

Exclusive offers are available for programme participants with:

  • Zipcar
  • Fashion & Beauty Monitor
  • Business of Fashion
  • WGSN
  • Mintel Academic
  • Google Cloud Startup Program
  • HubSpot
  • BizSpark


  • Operating and trading for a min of 4 Fashion Seasons or 2 years within a London borough
  • Annual sales will total £50,000 – £100,000 ​
  • 10-20 stockists or ecommerce​

This programme is currently closed

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