Following the recent acquisition of Tayroc, Lid Project are the NEW brand and business owners with responsibility for taking this wonderful brand to the next level.
Providing mentoring to individuals and start up businesses who are entering the Fashion & Apparel sector. From networking skills through to product pricing structure - I support an individual (or groups) journey from concept through to trading.
Providing strategic advice to the Miss Macaroon Board of Directors. Specifically around Sales, Business Development, Marketing and Growth of the Social Enterprise. About Miss Macaroon: At Miss Macaroon, we reinvest our profits into providing training and jobs for long term unemployed young people. Every macaroon bought at Miss Macaroon funds our MacsMAD (Macaroons that Make A Difference) course. Our macaroon and prosecco bar, based at the Great Western Arcade in Birmingham city centre and hosts our MacsMAD Retail training course. We are the only patisserie in the world to use a pantone matching systems to match our macaroons to the customers’ colour of choice. In addition to this we also print personalised messages, an image and even a corporate logo onto the macaroons. We cater for corporate events for companies including Instagram, Google, KPMG and Karl Lagerfeld. We also supply weddings and the catering industry. All of our macaroons are completely gluten free and use only the finest ingredients. Miss Macaroon reinvests its profits in providing training and jobs for long term unemployed young people. Every macaroon bought at Miss Macaroon funds the MacsMAD (Macaroons that Make A Difference) course. As the only patisserie in the world to be able to Pantone match macaroons exactly to corporate colours, Miss Macaroon’s clients include Instagram, Google, KPMG and Karl Lagerfeld. see less
Lid Project ensures that our clients sales pipelines are full, and business is growing. My role is varied and includes: running the day to day operations of the agency with a particular emphasis on Sales, Business Development and efficiency. I constantly work on establishing strategic, mutually beneficial partnerships with suppliers and service providers. www.lidproject.com
We specialise in: Fashion | Retail | Events | Marketing As a Business development consultant I look for opportunities for our clients businesses to grow. Depending on the project type, I am involved with a number of activities the clients behalf which can include a combination of; Sales team leadership, Sales target / budget review, running sales meetings, introducing new business and existing account management. Client projects have included - Fashion brand development, Product to market strategy & implementation, Wholesale strategy, Sponsorship for events, Sales & Marketing team leadership - recruitment, restructuring and training. see less
Launching and running brands for mainstream celebrities, globally recognised sports people and social media talent. I run the team and strategy for the full 360 service, including; product design, sourcing, e-commerce, social media, marketing, customer service, logistics and wholesale.
Leading the Sales and Marketing team on a consultancy basis: - Recruitment - Process and Structure implementation - Training & Performance Management - Target setting see less
Consultancy project: Responsible for both customer success and driving valuable business development opportunities - I worked closely with the Sales, Customer Success Project and Senior management teams.
Juicy Couture was being run by the Folli Follie group who held the distribution for UK & Europe. I was part of the senior team who travelled frequently to the US to place the buys from the brand owners - Global brands group. Upon deciding on the range which we would bring back to our market, I took responsibility for the selling of the stock. Leading a Sales and support team of 10 people & holding accountability for the UK & Europe sales budget for all wholesale business. see less
Continuing to work on the womenswear range development, I took responsibility for ensuring the Womens range sales growth of the International franchise partners. Frequent market visits, store staff training and buying meetings were run in; Various Middle East locations, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia and India. A particular focus on market specific product development was key in this role. I ran store and area management training sessions on the product for new season launches and delivered presentations to agents, distributors, Senior leadership team and Franchise partners. see less
Reporting in to the Sales Director, I joined the business at a time where the womenswear business was minimal. With a focus on range planning and product development I worked closely with the design team and the UK key account buyers to increase the exposure of new product and styles for the womenswear range. National travel, and work between Cheltenham and London offices. see less
Accompanying the UK Brand Manager on the development of Selected Femme, my focus was on the independent businesses in the UK. I attended buying trips to Denmark every 6-8 weeks, advised on the selection of product which would be suitable for my account base and then took responsibility of selling the product in the UK showrooms. The role included considerable national travel, on the road appointments and approaching independent stores to introduce the brand and range. see less
Covering Plymouth to Birmingham I visited shop in shop spaces for Jack & Jones, Vero Moda, Name it, ONLY and Selected Femme in House of Fraser and Debenhams stores - weekly. I delivered visual merchandising training to Brand ambassadors based in the stores and ensured the visual standard through use of guidelines, store management and staff training and liaising with Senior management teams. see less
Running a retail photography studio for family portraits, recruiting, training and retaining a team of 6 photographers. Developing our site into a training studio of excellence and covering an Area Managers role in her absence.
Working alongside 1 other for the overall VM of the 2 floor 4 deparment store, attending Head Office guideline building VM workshops.
Gemma, is a fantastic person to have on any team, great work ethic, team player, attention to detail, very fair,
Gemma is a true professional and I’ve had the pleasure of working with her on a couple of projects, her passion, positivity and commitment always shines through. Gemma has an entrepreneurial spirit and would be an asset to any business!