Textile and Fashion Manufacturers


Eligible businesses could receive up to 12 hours of tailored support at no cost to the business through the Collaborate project. This includes attendance at workshops, relevant networking events, and tailored 1 to 1 business Support with an industry specialist.  The business support is tailored to meet the business needs; including but not limited to:

– Business diagnostics including advice, guidance and signposting
– Business Planning
– Improving Business Practices
– Brand Development and Marketing
– Business Growth Opportunities
– Business expansion opportunities including assistance with premises search
– Workforce planning
– Recruitment support including traineeship opportunities
– Supply Chain Development

If you would like to take advantage of the free tailored business support, please complete the enquiry form here.


“The Collaborate grant has helped us upgrade our factory to the specification we need, supporting the growth of the business at the speed we need.”

Echo Fashion – Read the full case study here.


The events page on this website provides information about workshops, events and business advice surgeries for the textiles sector.

Workshops will include:

– Managing Resources and Productivity
– Legal & Social Compliance
– Effective Management & Leadership
– Managing Health and Safety in a manufacturing environment
– Brand Development and Marketing
– Workforce planning and Skills Development
– Introduction to e-commerce
– Pitching sells to large retailers

Workshop feedback:

“The advice received was very helpful. In terms of the business support, we are working our way through the information Altaf has provided. He is always willing to help and provide information.”

Harpreet Kaur, Account Manager, Galaxy Knitwear

“We’ve taken away some actions such as implementing the toolbox talks. We’ll also hold more data regarding health and safety checks carried out. In terms of the business support, Altaf has helped me with a grant application for reducing my lighting energy use.”

Riyaz Surtee, Manager, Sequin Designs. View the full case study here.

If there any other subject matters that you think would be of value to textile businesses, please email Altaf.ahmed@leicester.gov.uk


To search for availability of industrial and business premises to rent or buy new please click the heading above to visit the LLEP Property Portal.

(Please note: Collaborate grants are no longer available but if you wish to be put on a waiting list should any new funding become available in the future please email us collaborategrant@leicester.gov.uk)

Enquiry Form

If you are interested in receiving support through this project you will need to register your business by completing this simple enquiry form.