London College of Fashion UAL has announced the appointment of former Jaeger and Aquascutum owner Harold Tillman CBE as its new Business and Enterprise Adviser.
Tillman’s appointment comes in recognition of his long term support for London College of Fashion.
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.
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, he will use his experience and expertise to develop important links with industry.
Earlier this year, 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.”