In recognition of his long term support for London College of Fashion, Harold Tillman CBE, and LCF alumnus 1965, has been announced as Business & Enterprise Advisor at the College. Drawing on his significant experience as a fashion entrepreneur, he will work with the College to promote and support the work of LCF’s Fashion Business School and its Graduate Futures programme, the College’s dedicated careers and business support network.
In 2006, Tillman created a £1m student scholarship fund for LCF, pledging £1 million to support a number of MA students each year. To date he has supported over 50 students, some of whom he continues to mentor. Harold Tillman’s new role will focus on supporting the next generation into the fashion industry – whether they want to set up a business or work for an international fashion brand – Tillman will work with LCF using his experience and expertise to develop important links with industry.
In the current climate it will be more important than ever to help Graduates into work – this means investing in their future and helping to ensure they have as many opportunities as possible to improve their employability.
This summer Roni Brown – Head of London College of Fashion said: “Now, more than ever, we are calling on the fashion industry to back our graduates, not only to celebrate and amplify their achievements but also to employ them and invest in their endeavours. Our graduates enter a sector that is in the process of deep reflection and change. The industry needs the resilience, imagination and creativity of our graduates. I am in no doubt that the next generation will be the ones who will help to re-set and challenge the industry to be better; ensuring the future of the fashion industry is one that values both people and planet.”
This appointment supports this call for industry to actively participate in ensuring the next generation of talent are supported and invested in, and have a future in the industry.