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Couture – Made by Britain

With thanks to Suzie Turner for the beautiful silk georgette cowl back long dress featuring swarovski crystals between the crepe de chine lining and outer fabric –  pictured in our recent photo shoot for the launch of The Sussex Fashion Awards 2012.  Couture – strictly designed and made to order in Great Britain. Read more > Fashion Sussex

The Sussex Fashion Awards 2012 are open for nominations from the public voting for their favourite business or individuals based in Sussex, including Brighton & Hove.

Export help for Sussex fashion firms

There’s a new pdf issue for those fashion firms considering exporting from Sussex, UK –  Your export opportunity: an insight. Your guide to getting started in exporting.  A guide that outlines the points your business may need to consider before venturing into international business. The guide explains the benefits to a company with case studies and provides  contact information within UK Trade & Investment and sources of help and guidance and elsewhere. Read more >
Business Innovation Skills

Sussex Fashions Celebrated

The Sussex Fashion Awards 2011 saw hundreds of public nominations made for celebrating the best in the industry across Sussex. Industry experts and professionals donated their time to The Sussex Fashion Trust to raise the profile of fashion across the region including Brighton & Hove, to judge the 12 Awards up for grabs.

Claire Wallace, Editor of ETC magazine, the free glossy magazine, publishes a regular monthly fashion feature, showcasing quality fashion offers from a round the region, donated her time to be an industry & professional judge for the first Sussex Fashion Awards 2011, held at The Royal York Hotel, Brighton during September 2011.

ETC Magazine,  distributed to most major towns across Sussex, celebrate The First Sussex Fashion Awards 2011, including Brighton & Hove, held during September 2011. Read more > Fashion Awards magazine feature.

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Retailers preparing now for Christmas 2011

Retailers across Brighton & Hove offered a fantastic opportunity by Metamorphosis, South East’s leading visual merchandise company, to help prepare shops ready for Christmas 2011 with a  one-to-one tuition basis! The “Dressed for Success” campaign has started – call – 0845 437 9648

The Best Christmas Shop Windows in Sussex

Brighton & Hove City Council bring retailers a fantastic opportunity to get dressed professionally this Christmas with one-to-one special coaching sessions by top South East based visual merchandisers, Metamorphosis Group.

A special one- off for Indies based in Brighton & Hove, be ‘Dressed for Success’ and enjoy the opportunity of entering a special Awards events – contact Metamorphosis direct on 0845 437 9648

Information about Creative Industry contracts

The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) reveals that over the next six months around 100,000 contracts will be made available for small businesses and UK suppliers for The London Games 2012. Many of these contracts will be for creative industries.

Brighton & Hove Sussex Business Show is hosting LOCOG representatives, 27 October 2011, who will be offering presentations at The Hilton Brighton Metropole commencing 12.30pm about the many millions of pounds tendering.  It’s free to visit, scores of exhibitors to meet and quality presentations offered to visitors during the day. Open at 12 and closed at 5pm.  Ideal opportunity to register your FREE visitor admittance today. (Online closes at 6pm, 26 October2011).

Read more >Brighton & Hove Sussex Business Show

Games 2012 Visual Merchandising for Retailers at Brighton & Hove Business Show

The Brighton & Hove Business Show welcomes LOCOG – The huge body behind The London Games 2012 who will be providing quality presentations for businesses across Sussex with up to date business news about 2012 and The Olympic Torch Relay route making its way across Sussex during July on its way to London.

Eve Reid from Metamorphosis will be providing a short overview on the do’s and don’ts that retailers will be facing on how they can  promote their retail businesses during the Olympic period, Summer 2012.

Eve oversees the vision and direction for the Metamorphosis Group, working with leading International and National brands in the past and currently with a number of independent retail businesses across Sussex. Eve is a merchandising expert, specialising in Brand Evolution, Concept Design, and Visual Merchandising.

Read more > The Brighton & Hove Business Show Autumn 2011

Retail Crime Survey 2011

BRC Retail Crime Survey 2011

Government, police and crime partnerships rely on data provided by The British Retail Consortium’s annual Retail Crime Survey and analysis.

The BCR need to keep up to date and this is Brighton & Hove’s Sussex chance to help provide necessary information by completing a short survey.


Reasons for completing this years survey:

1. It is the only comprehensive and up-to-date view of crime trends in UK retail
2. It provides key statistics which underpin the BRC’s media activity, ensuring retail crime achieves a high profile
3. It underpins the BRC’s political and lobbying activity, giving an evidential basis to our submissions
4. It gives credibility to BCR’s position and gives retailers a stronger voice
5. It provides retailers with a baseline on sector norms in crime losses and investment in crime reduction

Conference & Hotel space Brighton & Hove Sussex

Photography by Paul Fletcher Photography

The Royal York Hotel

The Royal York Hotel in
is the perfect destination if you’re looking for a unique and
opulent boutique hotel in the centre of lively Brighton with stunning views.

The Royal York offers space for conferences, meetings, and awards

The recent prestigious Sussex Fashion Awards 2011 being held here.

Situated at The Old Steine Brighton.

Call 01273 766700

Walk in Wardrobe – The Best Place to Shop in Sussex

Sponsors ‘The Best of Brighton & Hove’ and winner ‘Walk In Wardrobe’ celebrated at The First Sussex Fashion Awards, September 2011

Walk in Wardrobe has established itself as one of The South Coasts leading supplier of prom dresses, cocktail dresses, ball dresses – day and evening special hire specialists – and recently won “The Best Sussex Fashion Place to Shop” in the First Sussex Fashion Awards 2011  last month held at The Royal York, Brighton.

More than 700 public nominations and a panel of nine professional industry experts including REISS fashion directors, The Head of Fashion and Business Development at Brighton University, Hove & Portslade MP, Members of the Press, an RCA trained professional colourist and local premier model agency entrprenuer decided that this was really the Best Place to Shop in Sussex 2011.

Read more > about the sponsors ‘ The Best of Brighton & Hove’  and Walk In Wardrobe based in Hove

The Fashion Industry celebrated in Sussex

The First Sussex Fashion Awards 2011 –  in print – The Argus

Read more here > click here

The First Sussex Fashion Awards – UK’s regional fashion at its best

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The Sussex Fashion Awards - The Sussex Fashion Trust

The First Sussex Fashion Awards including Brighton & Hove, UK. 

The Sussex Fashion Trust is delighted to announce Suzie Turner as winner of the prestigious Sussex Fashion Designer of The Year Award 2011.

Eleven other winners from the fashion industry across Sussex, UK, were honoured at the lunchtime event held at The Royal York Brighton, September 2011.

The Awards saw numerous regional industry figures gather, for the first time, hosted by trustees Jake Leith, President Elect of The Chartered Society of Designers, and Head of Business & Professional Practice for Fashion & Textiles (and Design & Craft) at the  University of Brighton, and Mike Weatherley MP representing Hove & Portslade.

The Sussex Fashion Emerging Talent Award 2011 went to young designer, Julius Arthur Quinn, an ex graduate of Brighton University with fantastic print ability, and renowned and influential ladies wear stockist, Katherine Tansell of Walk in Wardrobe, won The Best Place to Shop Award 2011.

The fabulous stunning collection, and highly praised exhibition, ‘Dress for Excess’ was awarded The Sussex Fashion Outstanding Achievement Award 2011, to the team headed up by Martin Pel at Brighton Museum, whilst Sarah Bird won Fashion Photographer of the Year Award 2011.

All Awards were decided by public nominations this year, and included the sustainability store, Gossypium, as the winner of the Sussex Fashion ECO Award and following on, Tess Georgia as Sussex Fashion Model of the Year 2011.

Brighton & Hove legendary stylist Igor Srzic Cartledge tied with dashing Gresham Blake, the tailor, for the title of Sussex Best
Fashion Ambassador Male 2011, whilst a similar situation was entertained with Liz Bishop, of Brighton Fashion Week, and Jane Busby, stylist for Sussex Best Fashion Ambassador Female.

Sussex Fashion Independent Retailer of the Year Award 2011, was won by Peggs & Son, Brighton. This Award received many differing
public nominations.

Edit Boutique of Haywards Heath Sussex was voted The Best place to Spend £250 and finally Vintage Owl Boutique won the Sussex e’tailer of the Year Award 2011.

“This is the first year and I am delighted that so many nominations were made by the public for our thriving fashion industry” stated Mike Weatherley MP and trustee “This year’s Sussex Fashion Award winners represent a great selection of regional fashion talent
from fantastic emerging young design talent, across all industry sectors, to the Fashion ECO award”
stated Jake Leith trustee

The Sussex Fashion Trust, a charity, was set up during 2010. Its primary aim to heighten visibility, engage buyers with fashion
designers, increase manufacturing and export of fashions from the local region.

The Trust offers soft mentoring support, one to one with top professional industry specialists, and online regional support
information to showcase fashion.
The Sussex Fashion Awards initiative was designed as part of the programme to heighten visibility of the fashion industry in the South of England. 


Magazine of The First Sussex Fashion Awards – pdf download

For further information please call  07864971662  Email  Website

The IPO is visiting to help growing Sussex brands

The Intellectual Property Office will be visiting the Brighton & Hove Business Show 27 October 2011 helping fashion businesses and services to protect their brands whilst growing their brands.

The Minister for Intellectual Property Baroness Wilcox recently stated … 

“UK design has an excellent reputation. From fashion to aerospace and from graphic design to technology, the UK design industry is held in high regard across the world. However, we must maintain that excellence and the Government is committed to doing more to support the design industry. I urge the business community to participate in this call for evidence and help shape the future of design in the UK.”

Take this opportunity to visit  – and even exhibit in the special ‘MADE BY’ exhibiting zone – an area dedicated to highlighting the products designed and made in the region of Brighton, Hove and Sussex.

Simply complete the 3 minute exhibit enquiry form at

Fashion Awards 2011 Sussex including Brighton & Hove

The final announcements have been made of the First Sussex Fashion Awards 2011 including the city of Brighton & Hove, recognising regional talent across Sussex. View our special emagazine at about the trustees, judges, finalists and winners.

Brighton, Hove, Sussex, Business – Unique Speed Networking – Last few spaces remain!

GET IN QUICK –  Last few spaces available  – Take a front row seat with one truly unique speed networking session at The Brighton & Hove Business Autumn 2011 

Meet new suppliers – hear about new products or services – get your business information out to new sources.

To ensure you grab the last few seats –  book now  –  enjoy the best of some of UK’s  speed networkers.

It’s essential to register to gain admittance at The Brighton & Hove Business Show to be able to book your speed networking session.

Book your visitor registration here to visit and speed networking 

Sponsors 2011 – The Sussex Fashion Awards

Thank you to all those businesses who have so generously sponsored The Sussex Fashion Awards 2011 including

MCR Print Ltd

MudPie or

The Best of  Brighton & Hove

BM Models

Wire World Media

Metamorphosis Group

My Identity Ltd


LadyM Presents

Star Communications  org  uk

Brighton & Hove Sussex Business – fashion creatives and digital industry

There’s plenty on offer for fashion creatives and digital media industries at Brighton & Hove Sussex Business Show this Autumn 2011 including seminars and workshops.

We’ve teamed up with The Intellectual Property Office

The IPO offer your firm FREE information about the right protection for your intellectual property; offering IP awareness, seminars, advisors and support, IP health checks, patent information, centres and more and thus, offering you the opportunity to grow your brand. Click here for more information about the Intellectual Property Office

We’ve teamed up with Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis are one of the UK’s top visual merchandising consultancy businesses. Click here for more
information about

The team will be providing presentations on how to project your British manufactured / Sussex manufactured / Brighton & Hove manufactured products and services ready for 2012.

Simply click on today and register for your free online admission to The Business Show.

  • FREE park & ride for Business Show visitors operating for A27
    and A23 at Withdean Stadium – traffic from Crawley – Horsham – Haywards Heath -
    Burgess Hill – Lewes – Eastbourne – Hastings and Worthing -Littlehampton -
    Chichester – Steyning – Lancing – Shoreham by Sea – Portslade  – Hove.
  • Second FREE park & ride operating from Jubilee
    Street Brighton for digital and creative industries based in central

    Brighton and City College, Brighton University students who wish to

Sussex Fashion Outstanding Achievement Award 2011

The first Sussex Fashion Awards including Brighton & Hove 2011

This award is sponsored by Star Communications org. uk, South Coast Fashion Agency, providing top regional fashion emarketing services and support for autumn/winter 2011 season to the winner.

The Sussex Fashion Trust are pleased to announce the following finalists 2011 for the Award of

Sussex Fashion Outstanding Achievement Award 2011

Brighton Fashion Week

Miyala Jewellery

Dress for Excess – Brighton Museum

Cyclodelic –White Night Fashion Visibility event with Brighton & Hove
City Council and Safer Roads Partnership

Judging is nearly finalised and the Award finalists will shortly be announced

- please click here to see more

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The Sussex Fashion Awards - The Sussex Fashion Trust

Brighton, Hove, Sussex, Business Show – brand advice & free information

Brighton, Hove and Sussex Business Show – FREE Visitor online registration is now open.

Date for your diary – 27 October 2011 – don’t miss the largest networking City Business 2 Business event with special creatives help –  growing brands – protecting brands – displaying brands – great opportunity for the creative and digital media  industries servicing the fashion industry and related suppliers and services.

FREE  to attend – registration online only

Meet hundreds of businesses in one day – click here

The Visitor Registration is kindly sponsored by The Holiday Inn Hotel Brighton – seafront


have the added chance to win the use of a FREE conference meeting room  for your business for the day at The Holiday Inn Hotel Brighton Seafront, along with coffee and tea for up to 12 people!  An offer that will be awarded to one lucky visitor attending The Business Show, on the day. *

The Holiday Inn is situated on Brightons Seafront at 137 Kings Road Brighton BN1 2JF

For all business needs simply call 01273 828253 or email

*terms and conditions apply

The Brighton & Hove Sussex Business Show  has moved to new venue at The Hilton Brighton Metropole

Location Map of The Brighton & Hove Business Show Autumn 2011

Sussex Fashion Awards 2011 including Brighton & Hove

Champneys - The Place To Be

This Award is sponsored by Champneys Towns & City Spas. The lucky winner will be provided with a superb hamper of luxurious spa products available from their Shops across Sussex in Brighton and Chichester

The Sussex Fashion Trust are pleased to announce the following finalists 2011 for the Award of Sussex Fashion Best Place to Spend £250 2011

The Tree of Hope Charity

Edit Boutique

Primark Stores

Judging is nearly finalised and the Award finalists will shortly be

- please click here to see more

Sussex Fashion Awards 2010
Sussex Fashion Awards 2011

Sussex Fashion Eco Award 2011

Sussex Fashion Awards 2011 including Brighton & Hove

We are pleased to announce MCR Print as sponsors of The Sussex Fashion Eco Designer Award 2011 who is offering the winner a fantastic
printing package producing stationary, business cards and promotional material, all printed on sustainably sourced FSC paper, including our time and expertise with art working and design currently worth a value of £700.00

The Sussex Fashion Trust are pleased to announce the following finalists 2011 for the Award of Sussex Fashion Eco Designer Award 2011


Beyond Skin

Supernatural Kids Clothing

Jez Eaton

Judging is nearly finalised and the Award finalists will shortly be announced

- please click here to see more

Sussex Fashion Awards 2010
Sussex Fashion Awards 2011

Sussex Fashion Best Place to Shop 2011

The first Sussex Fashion Awards including Brighton & Hove 2011

The Sussex Fashion Trust are pleased to announce the following finalists 2011 for the Award of

Sussex Fashion Best Place to Shop 2011

The Best of Brighton & Hove are sponsoring this award and offering a fantastic 6 months special package of their 17 Essentials Marketing Package to the winner, currently worth £850.00 + VAT

The 17 Essential Tools comes with our time and expertise, helping businesses to generate local awareness of their activities and the ability to Track Business Leads to show what is working for them.

Finalists 2011 for the first year Award of Sussex Fashion Best Place to Shop Award 2011  included

Walk in Wardrobe Hove

Brighton Fashion Week

White Mischief Boutique

Judging is nearly finalised and the Award finalists will shortly be announced

- please click here to see more information

Sussex Fashion Awards 2010

Brighton Hove Sussex – Fashion meets corporate responsibility

The Corporate Responsibility sector for business startups, during 2010, has seen extraordinary growth, estimated at a reported 13% of all businesses currently trading in the UK – and this year seems to be continuing the trend.

The fashion industry has been for many years, since mid 1990’s,  engaging with corporate – and  – responsible – relationships.

Large fashion corporate businesses have for years been tying up with charities across the UK, and indeed, globally, in their search to partnership their businesses with ‘responsibility.’ These partnerships are becoming more  important and strategic as consumer demands businesses to continually demonstrate their sustainable and ethical business practices.

Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo had as far back as 2001 started collecting used garments from customers and since 2006 Uniglo has collected more than 11.51 million items of clothing, brought back into its stores by customers, and passed onto independent agencies helping with survivors of disasters, refugees and others in need. It is expanding its ‘All-Product Recycling Initiative’ to all its stores in Great Britain from 1 September 2011.

Stores such as Marks & Spencer have worked for a number of years with the charity Oxfam, on a voucher exchange programme, where customers bring back their unwanted ‘M&S’ clothing and pass these onto Oxfam in exchange for a monetary voucher, whilst TK Maxx have held twice yearly special events for their customers, to provide donated clothing to Cancer Research UK generating additional income of 2.5 million.

Your firm in Sussex can help not only reduce waste going to landfill but also participate in ” Corporate Responsibility.”

The Charity Retail Association has 325 member charities, operating about 7,000 charity shops in the UK, which most are reporting their now urgent need for quality donations, after seeing a rise in charity shop sales during 2010.

If your firm hasn’t considered a Corporate Responsibility policy, then this can be an identifiable project this year to consider in Brighton & Hove and Sussex with many individual charities appealing for help and donations and businesses helping to reduce the UK’s landfill obligations further.

News from

Sussex Fashion Male Ambassador Award 2011

Lady M Presents is an online fashion magazine. Rachel and her team will be covering ‘The Sussex Fashion Male Ambassador Award 2011′
offering a fantastic opportunity for the winner to be featured in special profile blogs for the next three months by one of the UK’s leading fashion
blogging teams.

Finalists 2011 for the first year Award of Sussex Fashion Male Ambassador Award 2011 included

Finalist – Igor Srzic Cartledge

Finalist – Gresham Blake

Judging is nearly finalised and the Award finalists will shortly be

- please clickhere to see more

Sussex Fashion Awards 2010
Sussex Fashion Awards 2011


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