We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate in a mentoring programme offered in [...]
We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate in a mentoring programme offered in collaboration between SPINNA Circle and NatWest, working together to empower women in fashion and textiles businesses in the UK.
Hear it from the people in the business! A business workshop and preview of the overall programme. Don’t miss this start-up day if you are keen to benefit from the one-on-one input for FREE. Learn from those who have been working to make small businesses in fashion and textiles sustainable for years.
10:00 Welcome – Rupa Ganguli & Emma Dick (SPINNA Circle), Nick Howe (NatWest)
10:30 Delegate introductions
11:00 Running a business in fashion and textiles
11:30 Personal audit
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch break***
13:00 Guest speaker from industry (TBC)
14:30 One-to-one consultations
15:15 Action planning, sign-up and next meeting
This is a unique opportunity to participate in this 6-month mentoring programme offered by NatWest for FREE.
As there are limited places, priority for the full 6-month programme will be given to SPINNA Circle Club members, although this first event on 23rd March is free for everyone to attend.
(Annual SPINNA Circle Club membership is £75 per person or £7 per month.)
Sign-up by Monday 16th March 2015 to avoid disappointment.
We will confirm your place and send you the confirmed agenda via email.
Full dates for the next 6 months are:
March – Monday 23rd March, Group workshop (c. 10am – 3:30pm)
April – Monday 27th April, 1-to-1 appointments (45 mins by prior arrangement)
May – no formal meeting / social evening
June – Monday 1st June, Group workshop (c. 10am – 3:30pm)
July – Monday 3rd July, 1-to-1 appointments (45 mins by prior arrangement)
August – no formal meeting / social evening
Each of the sessions will require sign-up in advance and a commitment to attend.
It is free to join our online Network membership and connect virtually with other members globally, subject to meeting eligibility criteria.
We will soon be launching a premium Gallery membership to promote businesses who are ready to connect to decision-makers in global markets.
Contact us to find out which membership is right for you: email@example.com
This is fourth round continuing on the collaboration between SPINNA Circle and NatWest to support women entrepreneurs and fashion and textile designers in the UK towards developing their businesses or ideas into strong and sustainable ventures. Over the first three rounds of this programme, we have invited specialists from Matthew Williamson, Conde Nast Digital, Hazlems Fenton, Brown Paper Bag Consulting, Fashion Capital, VISION-IPR, City Business Library and www.beonliest.com covering topics from branding, accounting, web presence, business strategy to manufacturing, distribution, intellectual property protection, market research and e-commerce. In addition to workshops from leading industry specialists, we offer our flagship custom one-to-one sessions based on your own business to help you go forward to the next level, whatever the current size of your fashion and textiles business.
SPINNA Circle is a non-profit organisation with its headquarters in London (www.spinna.hirolamobile.com). It was founded by Rupa Ganguli of Clothing Connect B.V. originally in the Netherlands and has been launched in the UK in 2012 together with Co-Directors David Eaton of Eyefix International UK Ltd and Emma Dick, Lecturer in Fashion from Middlesex University, London. Our focus is on empowering women entrepreneurs in the fashion and textiles sector and in bringing unique and interesting products to the market. In doing this, we focus on building capacity and strengthening communities where our members live and work. We have a hub and spoke approach providing our network of local ‘circles’ with the opportunity to connect with each other globally both online and ‘offline’. We aim to support our members by providing them with exposure and connections to grow their businesses into profitable ventures and offer tools and support services through partners such as the United Nations, professional organisations and corporates who support our mandate and initiatives to make the fashion and textiles industries gender inclusive and sustainable.
Our three focus pillars are: Igniting Inspiration, Empowering Entrepreneurship, Furthering Fashion
(Monday) 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
49 Charing Cross SW1A 2DX London United Kingdom
SP!NNA Circle UK
To all participants of the NATWEST SPINNA mentoring and training programme in Cohort 3, please sign up to the one on one session slots. The slots will be allotted on [...]
To all participants of the NATWEST SPINNA mentoring and training programme in Cohort 3, please sign up to the one on one session slots. The slots will be allotted on a first come first serve basis.
What to expect:
During these sessions Nick, Emma and Rupa will work with you on your current areas of work including key challenges, setting goals, providing specific connections as relevant
(Monday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Child & Co. 1 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1BD
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm