As a business owner I understand that we do not want people dictating to us as to how we should run our business, but to have support from likeminded individuals who can share their hindsight is often welcomed.
I am a multi award winning entrepreneur, with a career spanning over 25 years, which includes-
- Simply Bows and Chair Covers, a National Luxury Wedding & Event Chair Decor and Table Linen Business and boasts 10 Franchised offices around the U.K.
- A multi million pound Property Development company specialising in Luxury Stone Homes.
I am delighted to share my commercial experience with other Business Owners and Managers offering:-
- Brand Positioning and Strategy for new business startups to ensure your brand is aligned to reflect and support your business objectives and to reach your target audience.
- Support with Re Branding for established businesses
- Review and evaluate a business by department to measure the return on investment whether it be time, people or money. Report findings and offer solutions.
- Mystery shop by department to evaluate customer sales and service experience. Report with findings, recommendations/training needs identified and offer solutions.
Mentoring and Coaching
- Mentoring and Coaching for Business Owners and Managers to challenge and encourage creative thinking.
- Identify the opportunity for incremental revenue streams to increase profit.
- Carry out feasibility and viability studies for new projects.
Non Executive and Short Term Director Roles and Project Management
- Cover the recruitment gap that can occur whilst recruiting and filling Director positions within a business.
- Act as an Non Executive Director to support your Executive Team.
If you would like further information or if you would like to make an enquiry please contact Sarah.
"Sarah is everything a successful entrepreneur should be, creative, tenacious with a clear vision on how to develop her business. She never ceases to impress me with her energy, attention to detail and most importantly, is always comfortable leading from the front with her hands on management style..."
Nick Holmes - Former MD at Rockliffe Hall, Non Executive Director positions at Gisborough Hall, Swinton Estate and Ramside Hall
"Having set up my business when I was 23, Sarah's advice and experiences in the wedding industry were a vital part in the success of my Simply Bows and Chair Covers franchise. As a franchisor, Sarah has always been on the other end of the phone to help me with my dilemmas and pass on her experience and business advice..."
Joanne Smith - Simply Bows and Chair Covers Lancashire
"Sarah was asked to support the wedding product here. Right from the first meeting she was professional, personable and down to earth. She found out as much information as possible, including attending events to get a feel for our product first hand and give her the best insight..."
Ruairidh Taylor - Hotel Manager, Gisborough Hall Hotel
"I hope our paths cross again before too long because I think you’re a brilliant example to budding doubters like me and a flipping great individual too! Thanks again for the inspiration you are and always be aware that folks like me, who’ve had the good fortune to meet you, are better for it..."
Alan Green - Corporate Photographer
"Sarah is an extremely good listener and will look at projects from all angles and give help and advice from her perspective.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Sarah as a mentor and indeed will be back in touch with her soon with regards to my next business venture..."
"I was so inspired by Sarah’s story, where she had been, what she had endured and the phenomenal success she made Simply Bows and Chair Covers I just knew I had to be a part of this great business model.
I have now been running my franchise for the last 4 years and I love it. Sarah is very supportive, knowledgeable and I know if I need advice she will always be there..."
Adele - Simply Bows & Chair Covers, South Wales
"I joined the team at Simply Bows & Chair Covers Northumberland in 2015, this was a big step for me but Sarah gave me some good advice and lots of support. This was the best move I made and I have not looked back. Thanks to Sarah's guidance and time that she has invested in me, I feel stronger and more confident not only in my work but in life in general..."
Debbie - Simply Bows & Chair Covers, Northumberland