LCF Fashion Business School alumnus Marc Hare has been announced as a finalist in this year’s Black British Business Awards. He has been nominated for the Leader award in the Consumer and Retail category.
London-born Marc, studied at London College of Fashion before graduating and working in public relations, and soon after setting up London’s first dedicated surf shop ‘Low Pressure’ in 1992. Over the past two decades, Marc flourished as a design and marketing consultant for some of the world’s leading fashion and sportswear brands including Nike, Adidas and Dr Martins. He founded his own brand Mr Hare in 2009. We caught up with Marc to find out what the nomination means to him.
It is always nice to get outside recognition for what you are doing but the focus must remain the same, awards or no awards. I chose a very competitive business which throws up challenges daily and as a relative newcomer to the world of luxury shoes I still have much to learn in the shoe world and the business world. The other finalists have all done exceptionally well to be in the same position of recognition, so I am looking forward to meeting like-minded peers and I hope that our joint efforts go a long way in encouraging others to follow our paths.
We also asked Marc about his own brand, and the implications of starting your own business.
The hardest thing to maintain is a clear idea of where you want to get to and what you want to achieve. Launching is the easy bit. You have to be very, very focused on where you are going, with a meticulously planned strategy of how to get there – no one ever got successful by accident.
The Black British Business Awards were launched in 2014 to showcase and celebrate the outstanding achievements of black people in businesses operating across the UK. This year’s winners will be announced at the end of October.
London College of Fashion is also happy to announce a recent collaboration with the MOBO Awards as part of their new initiative #RiseWithUs. We’ll be working together with MOBO to create a stronger relationship between fashion and music of black origin. Like Marc Hare, we’re looking for LCF alumni to help build this relationship and mentor students throughout their education. If you would like to be part of this collaboration then please get in contact in one of the following ways:
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