The UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) has set out its agenda for 2011 to coincide with its move to new headquarters at 3 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London.

UKFT said its board and new CEO Eric Musgrave have been talking to members and non members about its strategy. The findings have helped shape the strategy for 2011, including export promotion through UKTI’s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) scheme, the Climate Change Levy scheme and the running of HR and legal helplines.

New initiatives include the development of the Let’s Make it Here database held on the UKFT website to make it easier to locate many firms still producing in the UK, the association added. 

“We hope the association’s new home will invigorate existing members while attracting companies that may not have been interested in joining a trade association in the past,” says Musgrave. “We will be utilising our new home to develop our role as a facilitator, a bringer-together of people and information.”