BFC Patrons play a key role in supporting BFC to deliver significant and impactful programmes that benefit the industry at large. 

The BFC exists to empower and engage all within the British Fashion industry to play their part in positive change and becoming an industry with purpose; our Patron’s contribution to this is vital. 

British Fashion Council Patronage provides your organisation the opportunity to be a part of the BFC’s work to achieve Positive Change within the fashion industry.  

As well as providing invaluable support to BFC and the whole fashion industry Patrons receive access to news before anyone else, invites to exclusive networking events and access to the BFC Members & Patrons Online Platform.  

Patronage is available at a number of levels to accommodate your stage of business. Please see full criteria, benefits and pricing below. 

Patrons

Accenture
AllSaints
Amazon Fashion
Bicester Village
Browns
Burberry
Chanel
Clearpay
Conde Nast UK
Covent Garden capco
DLA Piper
Dweet
FACEBOOK
Farfetch
FORA
Hearst
Jimmy Choo
John Lewis
Kering
Klarna
LVMH
M&S
Matches Fashion
Mayfair
McArthur Glen
Mishcon de Raya
Mulberry
Otrium
Rakuten
River Island
Rodial
RSM
Selfridges
Sheridans
Taylor Wessing
Tomorrow
Yoox Net-a-Porter
Zalando

Criteria

To become a patron of the British Fashion Council you must be:

  1. An individual / Freelancer with an interest in supporting and contributing to British Fashion Industry
  2. Any business type with an interest in supporting and contributing to British Fashion Industry
  3. Based anywhere in the world
  4. Registered business for a minimum of 2 years (not sole-trader)

Pricing

Type 

Annual Turnover 

Annual Fee  

BFC Associate Patron 
(Freelancer / individual)  

n/a 

£2,500 + VAT 

BFC Associate Patron 
<£10 million 

Up to £10million 

£5,000 + VAT 

BFC Associate Patron 
>£10 million  

£10million to £50million 

£10,000 + VAT  

BFC Patron 
>£50 million  

Apply now

Over £50million 

£30,000 + VAT  

BFC Designer Patron 
>£100 million  

Apply now

Designer businesses over £100million 

£30,000 + VAT 

Why Join

Your annual membership will enable the British Fashion Council (BFC) to represent you and host global events giving you a strong voice, shaping the organisation’s future.

Patron

  • Opportunity to help scope government lobbying reports/strategy
  • Opportunity to participate in relevant industry roundtables and think tanks (online and offline)
  • Opportunity to contribute to industry insight reports
  • Opportunity to host business development events, seminars and workshops

  • Dedicated Account Manager from BFC Senior Management Team
  • A seat for a representative of your organisation on BFC’s Industry Advisory Board
  • BFC news, releases and opportunities shared with Patrons first
  • Weekly BFC Newsletter sent to all nominated Patron contacts – unlimited recipients per Patron
  • Access to BFC Members & Patrons Online Platform – up to 6 logins
  • Access to BFC Patron logo for editorial purposes – subject to approval
  • Invitation to BFC Chairman bi-annual events (AGM and Christmas Drinks) – 2 invites per Patron
  • Invitations to BFC announcement events (e.g. initiative announcement) – 2 invites per Patron
  • Invitations to two Patron Briefing events per year – 2 invites per Patron
  • Opportunity to utilise BFC and LFW social media assets for editorial purposes
  • Opportunity to use of LFW logo in store and access LFW City-Wide Celebration
  • Opportunity to list Patron’s events on London Fashion Week events schedule free of charge (subject to approval)
  • Opportunity to publish content on London Fashion Week ‘Explore’ page free of charge – subject to approval
  • Invitation to London Fashion Week Opening Event – 2 invites per Patron

  • Logo on BFC website
  • Written Listing on BFC Headed Paper
  • Listing on the BFC Members Network Portal
  • Listing on relevant printed materials where other Patrons are mentioned
  • Listing in BFC Annual Report
  • Listing on printed London Fashion Week materials where other Patrons are mentioned

Associate Patron

  • Opportunity to help scope government lobbying reports/strategy
  • Opportunity to participate in relevant industry roundtables and think tanks
  • Opportunity to contribute to industry insight reports

  • Become part of the UK Fashion industry’s only network for key businesses, brands, individuals and supporters
  • Introductions and networking opportunities
  • BFC news, releases and opportunities shared with Network first
  • Weekly BFC Newsletter
  • Access to BFC Members & Patrons Online Platform
  • Access to BFC Institute of Positive Fashion resources
  • Invitation to BFC Chairman bi annual events (AGM and Christmas Drinks)
  • Invitations to BFC announcement events (e.g. initiatives announcement)
  • Invitations to two Patron Briefing events per year
  • Access to a programme of webinars, workshops and insights arranged specifically for members
  • Access to a suite of logos and assets to promote involvement in BFC Network for editorial purposes

  • Logo on BFC website
  • Listing on the BFC Network Portal
  • Listing on relevant printed materials where BFC Network is mentioned
  • Listing in BFC Annual Report

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