Pitch to buyers from Selfridges, John Lewis, River Island and more

Pitch to buyers from Selfridges, John Lewis, River Island and more
Enterprise Nation
Enterprise NationEnterprise Nation

Posted: Thu 28th Apr 2016

Focused on fashion and jewellery entrepreneurs looking to hit the high street, The Fashion & Jewellery Exchange is a one day event to pitch to buyers from major stores, hear from top fashion and jewellery entrepreneurs, find out about raising and managing money, how to pop up with Top Shop, and attract customers to your online store.

Taking place on Friday 13 May at Birmingham's School of Jewellery, the event includes lead buyers from Selfridges, John Lewis and River Island as well as the region's finest entrepreneurs. Book your place today as tickets are going fast!

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The programme

09.30am: Registration

10am: Welcome from Emma Jones, Enterprise Nation

10.10am: Meet the buyer: Selfridges

Eleanor Robinson, head of women's buying team, Selfridges

10.40am: How to delight your customers

Emma Mortimer, former managing director, THE OUTNET and director of customer care for the Net A Porter Group

11.00am: How to raise funds and manage your money

  • Alison Lewy, founder Fashion Angel and Start Up Loans delivery partner for fashion

  • Darryl Bannon, senior manager, KPMG, and British Fashion Council mentor

11.30am: Coffee

12.00pm: Meet the buyer: River Island

Helen Colclough, e-commerce development manager, River Island

12.30pm: Jewel in the crown

Chaired by Alison Lewy, a panel of successful entrepreneurs explain how they got started and accessed support to keep growing:

  • Henry Deakin, jeweller and silversmith, Deakin & Francis

  • Rebecca Struthers, co-founder, Struthers London (based in Birmingham Jewellery Quarter)

  • Mark Thomas, operations director, WB Creative Jewellery Group

  • Natasha Bagnall, national accounts executive, WB Creative Jewellery Group (formerly jewellery design and new product development at Vivienne Westwood)

1.00pm: Lunch

2.00pm: Getting into the mind of a buyer

Debra Hepburn, founder, Young British Designers

2.30pm: How to pop-up with Top Shop

Denizer Ibrahim, special projects, Appear Here

3.00pm: Meet the buyer: John Lewis

3.30pm: How to get noticed

PR panel incuding:

  • Anna Chapman, jewellery PR specialist, Facets PR

  • Midlands Fashion Awards

  • Style Birmingham

  • Chris Brown, editor, Quarter Life magazine

  • Drapers magazine

4.00pm: Finish

You can find out more here and book tickets below.

If you're an Enterprise Nation Classic member, log into your account and go to our events section where your 25% off ticket discount will be automatically applied.

Fancy selling your fashion and jewellery products to Europe? Then join us for the unmissable Go Global mission to Berlin from 19 to 21 May. Find out more here and book your seat on the plane below!

Enterprise Nation
Enterprise NationEnterprise Nation
Enterprise Nation has helped thousands of people start and grow their businesses. Led by founder, Emma Jones CBE, Enterprise Nation connects you to the resources and expertise to help you succeed.

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