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UKFT's new chapter to develop fashion & textile sector
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Feb '12
Industry body UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) has announced an exciting new chapter as the leading voice for suppliers to the UK fashion and textile industry. With its new board, formed in September 2011, the UKFT has united under a more streamlined structure to respond to the needs of its members quickly and effectively.

Vital to the UKFT's new chapter will be a promise to be the UK's most inclusive and influential fashion & textile business network. Regular events and seminars will be held throughout the year to bring the industry together featuring high profile guests and speakers.

This will include a re-launch event next month in London with guest of honour Lord Wolfson of Aspley Guise. Breakfasts will be held for leading industry chief executives as well as events at the House of Commons to push the importance of the industry to leading MPs. Several networking events will be arranged across the year bringing together the best people in the industry to share ideas and opportunities.

The UKFT will increase its seminars giving members vital advice and insights to help with business growth including exporting advice and how to connect and work in emerging markets.

Working as one united voice on behalf of its members, the UKFT will also firm its position as a leading industry lobbying body. It will work closely with the government and related trade bodies to make sure it is right at the heart of any issues and be at the forefront of creating opportunities for UK businesses.

The UKFT will also raise the profile of its “Let's Make it Here” database which lists and profiles UK manufacturers. In a year where Britain will take centre stage for both the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee, the UKFT will continue to champion the great British businesses which create so many key jobs and skills.

It will also be working with the next generation of the fashion and textile industry providing advice and support for budding entrepreneurs, new businesses and the rising stars of the sectors. Nurturing the stars and key decision makers of tomorrow is absolutely key to the future success and development of the industry.

UKFT Chairman Peter Lucas said: “This is a tough time for many businesses but the UKFT has provided steadfast advice and support for hundreds of fashion and textiles firms for over seventy years. This new chapter for the UKFT has united some of the leading voices across the industry on our board. The way we work is now far more streamlined and we can react swiftly to key industry issues. We are also making moves to really help the next generation of the industry make their mark both here and to export markets.”

The UKFT has appointed fashion and retail PR specialists Lisa Berwin Communications to drive forward its new message and raise its profile to the next generation. Lisa Berwin commented: “We are delighted to be working with the UKFT during their exciting new stage of development. It is an essential voice for the fashion and textile industry and has unrivalled connections and experience that can prove a vital tool for both more established and smaller businesses.”

The UKFT is the leading trade body for the fashion and textiles industry. It is a lobbying body which also provides essential business advice and resource for British businesses.

UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT)


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