Get a BOOST in Marketing & Manufacturing with CRL!


Get a BOOST in Marketing & Manufacturing!

They’re very proud of their BOOST programme to date and the tens of businesses it’s supported since it was established less than a year ago, so they’re especially pleased to release the next round of sessions and see it go from strength to strength.


BOOST is a fully funded programme, part funded by European Regional Development Fund, offering support in manufacturing, marketing and investment for companies who are taking products to market and looking to scale. The next programme will run from April – July 2018.


The latest marketing and manufacturing sessions up for grabs – run by the wonderful Marija Butkovic, Founder & CEO of Women of Wearables, Stephen Holland, Founder of Pleasefindattached & Jim Reeves, Founder of GravityLight – are all specifically tailored towards product-focused / hardware businesses.

The BOOST marketing and manufacturing sessions with availability include!!!

19th April, 5.30pm – 8.30pm: Digital Marketing Workshop – Marija Butkovich, CEO of Women of Wearables – Blooms London, 19-23 Featherstone St, EC1Y 8SL

  • How to put together a digital marketing plan / strategy
  • Basics of media relations and and PR
  • What are the essential digital marketing, social media and PR tools

Read more here.


24th April, 5.30pm – 8.30pm: Social Media Masterclass – Marija Butkovic, CEO of Women of Wearables – CRL, The Old Vinyl Factory, 252 Blyth Road, Hayes, UB3 1HA

  • How to navigate your way through the ever-changing world of social media
  • How to build an effective online presence for your business
  • How to attract more customers to your business

Read more here.

1st May, 2pm – 5pm: Branding session – Stephen Holland, Founder of Pleasefindattached – CRL, The Old Vinyl Factory, 252 Blyth Road, Hayes, UB3 1HA

  • System thinking – How people see your brand
  • Turning your business idea into personal narrative
  • Designing for change or branding for the unknown

Read more here.


2nd May, 9am – 5pm: Brand Definition and Development – Jim Reeves, GravityLight, one hour mentoring sessions – CRL, The Old Vinyl Factory, 252 Blyth Road, Hayes, UB3 1HA

The development and implementation of a coherent physical product design language: signature visual features, functional feature set, materials, product detailing, product and company naming and logo design. Brand recognition and the reinforcement of brand values across digital and physical touch points.

Read more here.

They have some incredible mentors supporting them on the wider BOOST programme, see full list here.

The manufacturing sessions they’re running from 26th April to 29th May include:

  • Getting product to market & manufacturing partnerships
  • Building up an early sales channel
  • Scaling production & sales
  • IP Manufacturing & start-ups

If you have any specific questions on any of the sessions, the programme more generally, or your eligibility, please email


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