Alison Lewy

Alison Lewy
Founder of Fashion Angel
Fashion Angel is a fashion business support service offering mentoring, training and access to funding to both start-up and established fashion industry entrepreneurs. Their mission is to bridge the gap between creativity and entrepreneurship by offering industry-specific guidance for fashion businesses. Alison has extensive experience having run her brand for over 15 years, being a consultant for numerous luxury brands such as Preen and Matthew Williamson, before she went on to be Commercial Director for the Fashion and Textile Museum.

What can people expect from your workshops?

Fashion Business Planning Made Easy - advice on how to build a business plan and understand the necessary financial forecasts
Getting It Made – guidance on sourcing and production management and working effectively with manufacturers
Routes to Market – a review of both B2B and B2C sales channels and how to develop a successful sales strategy
Selling Fashion Online – focuses on how to build an online brand and increase brand awareness and sales
Range Planning and Retail Merchandising – covers the principals of effective range planning and merchandising, to ensure you have the product your customer wants, when they want it
Plan, Pitch, Sell - how to approach and pitch to buyers and be stocked in retail stores
Pitching For Fashion funding – how to create a compelling Pitch Deck. This session is for businesses already trading that are looking to reach out to investors or lenders 

The workshops at the BIPC can be taken individually to fill in specific knowledge gaps, but collectively form a comprehensive programme covering everything an entrepreneur needs to know to start and scale a successful fashion business.”


Business and patents

Extensive collections on business, management, patents and trade marks