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recipient criteria


  • Applicants should be based in and have opened their business in the United Kingdom.
  • Applicants will have been in business for no longer than 3 years.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of one stockist. International sales are not required.
  • The collection should consist of womenswear, menswear, childrenswear or accessories (including but not limited to: handbags, SLG, jewellery, shoes, lingerie).

Phase One

Register to apply

Designers must register their interest in the Future British
programme with Boden and the BFC by completing the
attached registration form, and emailing it to by 1 December 2017.

Phase Two

Application Process

Boden and the BFC are accepting up to five applicants per year.
Three designers join the programme in January each year,
and a further two in June.
The shortlisted candidates for January 2018 will be contacted
by Boden by Mid-December 2017.

Phase Three


When the final application has been reviewed the shortlisted
candidates will be invited to meet our panel and present their
work and their plans for their next collections.
Following this stage of interviews, the final recipients
are selected and will be announced in January 2017.

Additional Information

  • The panel: up to 10 panelists, including key
    opinion formers, media, buyers and
    representatives from the BFC and Boden.
  • The programme runs for two seasons
    or 12 months.
  • Additional support is allocated
    on a case-by-case basis.
  • A bursary is awarded to all recipients
    and will be paid bi-annually - 1st January
    and 1st June.
  • The panel is there in an advisory
    capacity only.
  • There may be certain cases where the
    BFC or Boden feels a particular applicant
    may or may not be suitable for the Future
    British Programme. The BFC and Boden
    have the final say.

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