SPINNA Circle NatWest Business Mentoring Programme
Cohort 3 | Monday 22nd September 2014
To be held at: City Business Library, Whittington Room (lower ground floor), Guildhall, Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH.
We are very grateful to City Business Library for hosting this event.
10:00 Welcome – Rupa Ganguli & Emma Dick (SPINNA Circle), Nick Howe (NatWest)
10:15 Introduction to City Business Library – Wendy Foster
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 Fashion and e-commerce: Entrepreneur presentation and Q&A
– Adhrita Nowrin, Founder and Managing Director of http://www.beonliest.com
14:30 One-to-one consultations
15:15 Action planning, sign-up and next meeting
***Please note that on this occasion we are unfortunately not able to provide catering for lunch. Please do feel free to bring your own lunch. Alternatively there are several cafes and sandwich shops nearby including Pret, Eat and Apostrophe.
Places for the event are limited, so if you can no longer make it, please do email email@example.com – or cancel your ticket on eventbrite.
If you have any questions about Monday – please email or feel free to call Emma Dick on 07979 571 647. We really look forward to meeting you on Monday morning at 09:45am at the City Business Library.
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This is third round continuing on the collaboration between SPINNA Circle and NatWest to support women entrepreneurs and fashion and textiles designers in the UK towards developing their businesses or ideas into strong and sustainable ventures. During the sucessful first and second rounds of this programme, we have invited specialists from Matthew Williamson, Conde Nast Digital, Hazlems Fenton, Brown Paper Bag Consulting, Fashion Capital and VISION-IPR covering topics from branding, accounting, web presence, business strategy to manufacturing, distribution and intellectual property protection. 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.
This is a unique opportunity to sign up and participate in this 6-month mentoring programme offered by NatWest for FREE!! This programme is free to attend, but as there are limited seats, we would like to request that you sign-up by Monday 15th September 2014. We will confirm your place and send you the confirmed agenda and location details via email by 12noon on Friday 19th September 2014, at the latest.
Priority will be given to SPINNA Circle Club members. It is completely free to join our online Network membership and connect virtually with other members globally, subject to meeting eligibility criteria. To benefit from the overall SPINNA Circle programme and to access a range of bespoke events and collaborative projects, please do join us as a Club member of SPINNA Circle. (Annual Club membership is £75 per person or £7 per month). We will soon be launching a premium Gallery membership to promote businesses who are ready to connect to decision-makers in global markets. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are keen to join and find out which membership is right for you: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.