Christopher Raeburn has been shortlisted for the 2013 UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) Awards.

The British designer joins Alex Monroe and Karl Donoghue in the illustrious Designer Business of the Year category, while quirky accessories company Tatty Devine will go up against The Cambridge Satchel Company and Mark/Giusti for Accessories Business of the Year.

John Miln, UKFT's chief executive, told ''The judges had an unenviable task as the entries this year were all exceptionally strong and very diverse in what they were bringing to the market and how they had been thriving in difficult times.

''The entries were inspiring and showed us all that the fashion and textile industry is world class and still leads the way not only creatively but also commercially.

''We cannot wait to celebrate with all of our shortlisted companies at the Awards some truly remarkable achievements.''

The ceremony is set to take place on May 23 in London and will feature a fashion show for shortlisted labels to display their new collections.

Other categories include Brand of the Year, Outstanding Achievement Award, Retailer of the Year and UKFT Rise Newcomer Award.