Meet buyers from top high street brands and hear from inspiring fashion experts and entrepreneurs at the Fashion and Jewellery Exchange in Birmingham on 4 October.

Enterprise Nation members also have the exclusive and amazing opportunity to apply to pitch to Helen Attwood and Hazel North from Selfridges live on stage. Apply here by 12pm on Wednesday 27 September.

Not a member? Buy the 'plus Enterprise Nation membership' ticket and get the opportunity to pitch plus lots of other amazing business benefits for a whole year.

Buy your ticket now!

Full programme

9.30am: Registration

10am: Welcome from Emma Jones, Enterprise Nation

10.10am: Launching and growing a brand that zigs in a world that zags: Selling via an online marketplace

Alice Chamberlain and Charlotte McCann, RBH Creative Communications and Young British Designers

10.40am: How I did it: Tatty Devine 

Rosie Wolfenden, co-founder and managing director of Tatty Devine, shares her story of how she built her high profile jewellery business. 

11am: Show me the money!

Hear how to raise funds and manage money for your fashion and jewellery business

  • Alison Lewy, Fashion Angel
  • Rebecca Picton, HSBC
  • Silvia Gaplovska, Startup Direct

11.30am: Coffee

12pm: Experiences of a jewellery buyer: Oliver Bonas

Rebecca Jones, former Birmingham School of Jewellery graduate and buyer at Oliver Bonas

12.30pm: Jewels in the crown

A panel of successful entrepreneurs based in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter explain how they got started and accessed support to keep growing.

  • Henry Deakin, Deakin & Francis, England's oldest family jeweller founded in 1786
  • Michele White, an award-winning jeweller selling her work in the British Museum Shop and other locations
  • Neil Grant, from Crescent Silver, who has many high profile clients including the Royal Family
  • James Newman, creative director at James Newman Jewellery and Birmingham School of Jewellery graduate

1pm: Meet the buyer: Selfridges 

Helen Attwood, head buyer for shoes & accessories and Hazel North, head of women merchandising, Selfridges

Enterprise Nation members attending the event have the exclusive opportunity to apply to give a three minute pitch to Selfridges live on stage at the Fashion & Jewellery Exchange in Birmingham. Apply here by 12pm on Wednesday 27 September.

Not a member? Buy the 'plus Enterprise Nation membership' ticket and get the opportunity to pitch plus lots of other amazing business benefits for a whole year.

1.30pm: Lunch

2.30pm: Grow your business on Facebook and Instagram

Accredited Facebook trainer, David Glenwright, offers strategies to make the most of Facebook and Instagram to connect with customers, as part of the national #SheMeansBusiness campaign.

3.00pm: Top tips on how to create a worldwide fashion brand

Tom Davies, originally from the Midlands, founded TD Tom Davies in 2001. He has become the largest maker of bespoke glasses in the world with celebrity wearers including Angelina Jolie, Kevin Spacey and Ed Sheeran. Find out how!

3.30pm: How to get noticed 

Experts share tips on how to secure press coverage for your business

  • Anna Chapman, jewellery PR specialist, Facets PR
  • Andrew Riley, director, RileyRaven and owner, Style Birmingham
  • Nathalie Griffiths, agency partner, RBH Creative Communications 
  • Susie Matthews, editor, Quarter Life, the official magazine for the Jewellery Quarter

4pm: Ends 

As an additional and optional opportunity you can bring along one sample item from your business and business cards to display.

As there will be 100 attendees at this event there will be limited space available. Attendees, buyers, journalists and bloggers can view your products during the breaks.

Please note that although all jewellery will be displayed in lockable cases Enterprise Nation are not liable for the safety and security of your products.

Follow the event on Twitter with #FJExchange and on the Facebook event page as we reveal more in the lead up to the big day!

Find out more here and buy your ticket below.

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