Final of British Fashion Startup Awards to take place at Going Global in Olympia, London

The ten fashion startup finalists will be making their appearance on the 18th of November in the final round of the FASHIONbasecamp British Fashion Startup Awards at the Going Global event in London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre.

This is the event where the finalists will be presenting the business aspect of their startup to a panel of expert judges and where one of the finalists will be receiving the award and prizes.

The Going Global event is run in association with the Department for International Trade. The show is a great backdrop for the awards as most of the candidates have recently started exporting or are aspire to export in the next year. Tickets to the event are free and available here:

The ten finalists (in no particular order) are:

Stacy ChanMaison de ChoupLittle Wardrobe LondonKites and BitesLily & CarterGVYNFariba SoltaniJulia McLearonTaylor BlakeVassi8.

Ben Muis, the fashion business consultant from London based Conceptable who created and funded the awards, made it clear that “it is incredibly important to our international future success in this time of rapidly emerging economies elsewhere in the world that we support and stimulate British creative startups in their business ventures, starting from the ground level.”

He pointed out that in his experience as a mentor to many startups the journey at the early stages is fraught with lonely challenges and the unknown, and that those who work hard to find their way to their first successes “should be encouraged and celebrated”.

Alongside the opportunity to be seen at this large London business show and getting hold of a great looking trophy the winner will also receive expert fashion business mentoring from Ben Muis, a promotional video and a winners PR package. All of this is aimed to help further the success of the business. Further benefits may be offered by the team or the independent judges depending on the type of business that wins or further sponsors that may wish to encourage these new entrepreneurs.

We wish all the candidates the best of luck on the day!

EVENT: Making Product Development Mobile With The Cloud

A global industry like fashion needs global, mobile and flexible tools. Feeling you and your teams are bound and tied down to the office to be in touch even though you also need to be somewhere else? If you are feeling like all those spreadsheets and files on computers and servers are just not allowing you to run your fashion business at the speed it should run, our free online event might be something you’d like to attend!

If you couldn’t attend the event but still would like to receive a recorded version of it, register anyway and we will send it your way shortly, together with all other additional information that was offered to attendees of the event.


Fashion business and technology consultant Ben Muis will share and show visuals representing his thoughts on the reasons that the fashion industry should progress towards use of cloud based tools and increased mobility.

He will also discuss the features and benefits of Cloud based product development management software during this online event.

Ben has almost 30 years of experience within the fashion industry and has extensive practical experience, crossing over between branded and online fashion business development and technology applications.

Throughout the online event we will show you how the Cloud can help a global industry like fashion develop and manage product more efficiently. Ben will also show you examples of cloud technology applications that make product development processes smooth and simple, and there will be time set aside for the attendees to ask questions.

There are limited spaces to ensure the Q&A session is with a sensible group size, so if you would like to attend please register now.

Our thanks goes out to for providing their system for the benefit of illustrating Cloud benefits.