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Lunch and Learn: Growing a business as a single parent

Anne Beth Jordan
Anne Beth Jordan
Director of Textile business/ Business and Personal Development Coach
PLANETAID LTD
 

Posted: Fri 21st May 2021

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"In 1982, I founded and launched my first company, Lace Lady Ltd, in the area of home furnishings, specialising in white cotton, handmade lace bed and table linen. I redesigned many of these products into high end fashion garments and bed linen, a first of its kind in the market, and developed the start-up into a £1.5m company within the first five years. By leveraging my extensive insight into global markets, I have fostered strategic partnerships with both Chinese corporates and major UK retailers to deliver significant operational expansion. I have also developed a wholesale and consultancy service, which offers design, sourcing, pricing and importing assistance. 

''Taking my 30+ year business experience I decided to look, for the time being at using this experience in setting up a new business as a professional and personal coach with the aim to advise, mentor, assist and coach new and current business owners who want to look at a new direction in their lives, needing to re-assess how they will create a sustainable work/life balance. This area is very important to me.

As a single parent, I know I made huge mistakes and would like to offer my experience and help to either working mothers or fathers in similar positions to myself and find ways to look at finding an equilibrium in their work and home life, or women who want to get back into the workplace."

 
Anne Beth Jordan
Anne Beth Jordan
Director of Textile business/ Business and Personal Development Coach
PLANETAID LTD
 
An enterprising business woman recognised for building high-level strategies that drive the exponential growth of business from the ground up. By combining over 30 years’ experience with a knowledge of the fashion industry, sourcing, product development and people, I support retail organisation in , sourcing, manufacturing to order, market turnaround and innovation. I further support business organisations, business owners, their staff in a variety of areas related to business and personal development.   🗸 In 1982, I founded and launched my first company, Lace Lady Ltd, in the area of Home Furnishings, specialising in white cotton, handmade lace bed and table linen. I redesigned many of these products into high end fashion garments and bed linen, a first of its kind in the market, and developed the start-up into a £1.5m company within the first five years. By leveraging my extensive insight into global markets, I have fostered strategic partnerships with both Chinese corporates and major UK retailers to deliver significant operational expansion. I have also developed a wholesale and consultancy service, which offers design, sourcing, pricing and importing assistance. 🗸 Since then, I have built the Beth Jordan brand, with an emphasis on elegant styling and endurance to drive longevity in an everchanging industry landscape. The Beth Jordan brand has been instrumental in the response to Covid-19, having aided local shelters, hospices and the NHS with essentials PPE. 🗸 At the heart of everything I do, is a strong belief in responsible sourcing, manufacturing, fair trade practice, innovation and design. As a flexible and focused businesswoman, I have navigated challenging economic climates, market trends and trading situations successfully and steered my business through making key strategic changes to ensure operational functionality and regrowth, always looking towards a bright future. 🗸 I am currently seeking to utilise my experience by advising and coaching start-ups /SME/private individuals, in need of strategic guidance, planning from Vision to goal setting and looking at crating a sustainable life-work balance. If you are interested in hearing more about how I can support you or your business, feel free to contact me for an initial conversation. I am further able to help with design and sourcing out of India and China for the fashion and home market and can assist Companies in finding manufacturers for these products 🗸 I Look forward to hearing from organisations and individuals to want to improve, diversify or looking for a change of direction. Connect with me on the Enterprise Nation platform or book a free discovery call.
 

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