Fashion Business Consultant and the international best selling author, Toby Meadows, will be on the Barclays New Business Award judging panel at Graduate Fashion Week’s 25th Anniversary.

He is the founder and Director of TNM Consultancy, a collective of fashion professionals providing creative and business services to the fashion industry, as well as a Director of the London based cult womenswear designer label Belle & Bunty. For the past 10 years he has been a Visiting Lecturer at the London College of Fashion, invited to host conferences on Developing a Fashion Label, Brand Communication and the Future of Fashion as well as writing and delivering short courses for professional development within the fashion industry both in the UK and abroad. Toby is regularly invited to speak and run workshop at international Fashion Weeks and has been asked to contribute as an industry expert in media publications around the world including the Financial Times.

As well as consulting to hundreds of small to medium size fashion enterprises Toby has worked with some of the worlds largest and most recognisable fashion business from high street giants, Gap, Zara, Topshop to high end designer retailers, Harrods, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood to name merely a few.  He currently also acts as a consultant to the Centre for Fashion Enterprise in London, Fashion Incube in Istanbul, FashionForward in Jakarta and Inkubaator in Tallinn working with the next generation of highly talented emerging designers helping to develop an infrastructure for their business and increase their chances of longevity.

Toby is running a one day Masterclass on June 11th, in London, around his book ‘How to Set Up & Run a Fashion Label’ and is kindly offering a 30% discount to graduating design and management fashion students that may be interested, use code ‘GFW30’. He will also be prizing the winner of the Barclays New Business Award with a free ticket to the event!