Downers Design, a highly regarded soft furnishing specialist providing bespoke curtain and blind window treatments to leading interior & superyacht designers and architects, boutique hotels and high profile clients, came to us with their challenges due to rapid growth and too much work but not having the knowledge, time or infrastructure to scale the business to the next level.
The business is Gog Magog Hills Farm which recently rebranded to The Gog. They are a high-quality farm-shop, butchery, café and deli based just outside Cambridge employing 70 people. The business, owned by the Bradford family for three generations, and is now run by Charles and Marcus Bradford (known colloquially as ‘The Brothers’). Before People Puzzles’ Joanna Ramsdale visited the site,
Carrs Pasties is a hugely successful and growing food manufacturer based in Bolton. As a 3rd generation family business, the puzzle was to maintain and protect the culture whilst the business grew. With the incumbent Managing Director at retirement age, Dad needed to step down as his sons were very keen to step up and take on the reigns of the business.
UK market leader wnDirect offers fresh thinking and international logistics solutions for retailers to help them maximize their eCommerce growth internationally. A big challenge for wnDirect was that they knew they didn’t have robust, commercial HR support at a senior level. That meant few operational HR processes existed and those that did weren’t really working for their business.