Past Event: FIPI Voices Conference 2022

Time to Restart, Rebuild and Reset

Saturday 17th September  2.00 pm to 6.00 pm




FIPI Voices Conference 2022 – Online
Saturday 17th September 2.00pm – 6.00pm GMT

2.00 pm – 2.10 pm Welcome and Introduction

2.10 pm – 2.50 pm Clarity – Confidence – Credibility
by Bridget Long, Capital Consulting Inc Ltd

My name is Bridget Long; I have been a business owner for almost 4
decades, having experienced both successes and challenges along
the way!

For over 20 years, I had a luxury high-end fashion business in Paris,
and then moved to consult in 2010. I currently have two companies,
one, which specialises in online sales and has generated over £10m in
revenue in the past four years, and I work with both online and offline
business owners to help them grow their bottom line and scale. As
business owners, both great and small, start-up or seasoned, the ebb
and flow of life demands continual reassessment, adjustment, and

I will be sharing some thoughts about the basic principles, which are
the foundation stones of success, be clear about what you want, build
confidence and belief that your goal is possible and the daily
disciplines which serve to build credibility, loyalty and trust with your

2.50 pm – 3.30 pm Sacred Sewing & Styling for a Sustainable Future
by Katie Young Gerald, BESPOKE Textiles

Katie is a multi-award-winning sustainable clothing, accessories &
uniform designer. She’s been glamourising and customising
collections since 1992 and is the author of No.1 best seller ‘The
Textile Touch: How Five-Star Hospitality Brands Create Their
Signature Style Through Textiles’.

She designs and manufactures bespoke heritage uniforms for high
end front of house brands from Bills to Buckingham Palace and works
with upcycled and exclusive dead stock to create unique couture

Katie wants to build awareness about sustainable fashion helping
people connect with their inner and outer goddess through
customising clothes in her new movement of sacred sewing circles,
style tours & soirées on Her mission is to turn waste
to wealth and women to know their true worth the world over.

3.30 pm – 3.35 pm BREAK

3.35 pm – 3.50 pm What can mentoring mean for your business?
Case study by Jenny Webb/Fiona Mobbs

Mentoring is a learning relationship between two people. It requires a
range of human qualities such as trust, commitment and emotional
engagement. It also involves a range of skills, including listening,
questioning, challenging and supporting, mentoring has a timescale, in
In some contexts, it is a life–long relationship, in others, it may only be a
few months.

3.50 pm – 4.05 pm New Unique Styling Tool for Consultants
By Fiona Mobbs, Your Colour & Style

Fiona Mobbs has created a box of 31 motivational “Confidence With
Colour & Style” cards for stylists to sell to their clients. (There are 31
cards in each box as one for every day of a month.)

There are lots of ways a Consultant can use them, but the three particular initial opportunities are:

1) Profit from sales.
2) They give another touch-point for you with your client.
3) They are designed to drive your client back to you for more of your
services because it gives them information about what further
things you can help with.

4.05 pm – 4.50 pm Keynote Speaker CLIFF BASHFORTH
From Spare Bedroom to Boardroom Stylish Way

Cliff Bashforth’s career in the image industry spans over 30 years.

In 1991 after just two years in the image industry, Cliff became the top
consultant for Europe’s leading image consultancy, Colour me

He has built up a personal client base of over 20,000 individuals,
including senior company directors, TV presenters and politicians
whom he has styled and coached to achieve their professional and
personal goals.

4.50 pm – 4.55 pm Break

4.55 pm – 5.10 pm Masters Program
by Lorraine Iles, former FIPI President

5.10 pm – 5.45 pm How to Become a Networking Ninja
by Sarah van Dort, Ab Fab Image

Would you like to become a Networking Ninja?

To know how to walk into a room or go online and feel prepared to confidently talk about your business.

Networking and word of mouth is still the best way to grow your business and also learn more about being in business, but preparation and planning is key to your success.

In this session, Sarah will talk you through the different kinds of networking available and which is best suited to you. How to prepare and present yourself at the meeting and how to make it as fruitful as possible so will become Networking Ninja, ready to grow your business.

5.45 pm – 6.00 pm Closing words and group photo.


FIPI Members – £35

Non-members – £45