I was fortunate to attend the recent Go Global trade mission to Berlin, organised by Enterprise Nation, along with a number of our Start Up Loan designers.
The three day trip was designed help brands planning to export, explore the Berlin and wider German market. It comprised of a packed programme of meetings and presentations from industry experts, cumulating in a pop-up shop for the designers to showcase their products.
Designer Lilly-Joe Cullen from Vintage Licks took part, as winner of our competition for an all-expenses paid place on the mission, sponsored by Start Up Loans*. Our Start Up Loan alumni were out in force as I was also joined by loan recipients Isabelle Ugochukwu from luxury handbag brand Isabella Queen, Rachel James from her eponymous Rachel James menswear label, and Gemma Vanson from womens wear label Rein.