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Fashion and Textiles Sector

Free support for the Fashion and Textiles industry

Ready to change your business?

The fashion and textiles manufacturing sector is incredibly important to Leicester and Leicestershire. Like many other sectors, the industry is experiencing challenging times, so along with our delivery partners the Growth Hub has created a comprehensive package of support to help businesses survive, recover and grow. Benefits can include:

  • Tailored one to one support, based on your actual needs – delivered by industry experts
  • Awareness-raising events and strategic workshops
  • Digital marketing and digital diagnostics – to adopt or further develop digital technologies
  • Identification of new markets
  • Membership on to our Peer Networks programme

Tailored one to one specialist support

Find unique solutions that reflect the circumstances and aspirations of your business. Focussing on improved performance, our specialists provide specific technical knowledge and skills. Complimenting the wider support provided through this programme, if you enrol you will receive up to two days of consultancy, free of charge covering:

  • Initial discussions including a review of existing practices and audits (Business Health Checks)
  • Identifying good practices, gaps and areas for improvement
  • Support with HR Management, Health and Safety Improvement, Social and Ethical Compliance
  • Action plans for improvement and reviews

How will this help my business?


Improve your business performance

In order to remain sustainable and grow your business, you need to demonstrate continuous improvement across all business practices. The learning and implementation of these actions will help your business demonstrate continuous improvement to meet your client’s audit requirements- learn to get it right first time.


Free specialist consultants

The service will be delivered by a highly experienced team of associate consultants, drawn from senior positions in manufacturing, HR, health and safety, risk assessment and compliance roles. Practical, no-nonsense support and advice from true subject matter experts.


Dedicated Business Adviser

You will receive dedicated support from the Growth Hub's highly experienced fashion and textiles manufacturing sector specialist. Having your own business adviser on hand to help you get the most from local and national support programmes.


How do I get involved?

If you have any questions or for more information about how to get involved please email altaf.ahmed@leicester.gov.uk or complete the "Get in Touch" form below and a member of the team will be in touch. Please be aware that there is limited funding available, so get in touch today.


Webinars and Action Planning Workshops

Our comprehensive programme of workshops include topics such as health and safety, ethical and social compliance, employing people and well-being at work, providing practical steps and action plans. They are complemented by support clinics providing case studies and insights from fellow manufacturers. Book a free place now. (You will be taken to a pre-filtered events page, scroll down to view these webinars).