As a fellow of the Higher Education Academy Tina has an extensive academic background and is currently involved in the development of executive education at the London College of Fashion providing innovative programmes linking professional practice with the development of human skills such as creativity, team building and communication. She also reviews and validates MA courses in Fashion and Luxury Brand Management and acts as an external examiner at BCU. As an entrepreneur, she has set up an award-winning fashion jewellery business running collaborations with global brands such as Paul Smith, Anthropologie and The British Museum.
Niklas Vila Karpe
Having worked for a vast array of international companies such as Levi’s, Allsaints, DC Shoe Co., Quiksilver, Timberland and Abercrombie & Fitch, Niklas has an in-depth understanding of the industry and the technicalities of the corporate world. His expertise lies in design, creative direction, brand strategy, trend analysis, sourcing, product development, and project management. With a passion for brand building, he has an understanding of what the journey of building a start-up into a large organisation entails – a clear vision, mission and putting systems in place to enable scalability and growth.
With the support of:
London & Partners, the business growth and destination agency for London – Business Growth Programme (European Regional Development Fund) 2020
University of Cambridge – Institute for Sustainability Leadership – Sustainability Innovation for Fashion Designers (European Regional Development Fund) 2020
British Library – Innovating for Growth (European Regional Development Fund) 2021
Department for International Trade (DIT) – Internationalisation Fund Programme (European Regional Development Fund) 2021
University of Cambridge – Institute for Sustainability Leadership – Accelerator to Net Zero programme (European Regional Development Fund) 2022
UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) Innovate UK Edge – Tailored Innovation Growth Support (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) 2023/24