Knowledge, Skills, Processes & Consistency

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Young Designers and Start ups

You have a creative idea. Your designs are unique and you stand out from the rest of the Industry.

Success will come from being professional, delivering the business of Fashion with consistency and having a sounding board to challenge you in all the important decisions in the business.

GFM will work alongside your Team and yourself from strategy to execution. We will deliver our knowledge with honesty, transparency, energy and passion so that your business succeeds.

Over the past 20 years we have gathered a wealth of 
tools, tips, processes and contacts to make your business succeed.

We have set up a business model which is easily affordable.
You will be surprised.

Learn more, Get more and Succeed more quickly!

 January 2017 saw the 
Launch of the online LONDON FASHION BUSINESS ACADEMY
FOR YOUNG DESIGNERS 

Register here today 
to benefit from the introductory price: 50% off.
Offer for a limited time only.


Testimonials

Ann Cadman - OBE - Managing Director The Source Academy
"Having heard Thierry we know it would have been wonderful to have been able to offer him longer to speak - the gems of information and advice that he gave the audience in the short time we had available were invaluable. We had some excellent feedback from attendees at the conference and we are looking forward to working together with Thierry on other ventures in the future".

Laura Woodham - Director Therapy
"We implemented GFM’s simple framework of buying by class (instead of by supplier) immediately. After a couple of months of monitoring stock levels and sales by classes, such as “jeans”, “knits”, “flat shoes,” it was easy to see where we were holding too much product and also where we were exceeding sales and had insufficient stock. We have applied this now to our buying for the last 3 seasons and have improved our sell through percentage considerably.
The figures produced by GFM on a monthly basis are very comprehensive but the most important elements for me are the consultant's written reports and regular meetings. He analyses the figures and gives useable feedback which can be acted upon instantly.

Within a year we have reduced our stock holding by over 40%; we have reduced our forward spends by 30% and we have maintained and exceeded our previous year’s sales despite closing one of our 3 shops."

Manawar Hussain - Director Big Fish Clothing
At Big Fish Clothing, we worked with GFM & Thierry Bayle over the course of two years and they helped us to make the business more profitable. I really enjoyed working with them and I still call they to ask their opinion on any big issues we have in the business. I like the honesty and the constructive approach. GFM has helped me to reappraise the way I run the company and helped me to try new approaches, which have been very helpful.

GFM will know how to bring people together and get results for the clients. Their management processes will ensure the client get strong foundations to grow the business for many years.

Geraldy Antoine - CEO Fjord Retail
I have been running a retail and wholesale footwear business for many years but the profitability level was not as high as it should have been. When a new exciting concession opportunity came along, the time was right for me to work with GFM & Thierry Bayle as we had connected during my previous business and I knew I wanted to work with him at some point in the future.

I really enjoy working with GFM, they challenge me on the way I run the business and the coaching is helping me make it more effective and profitable. When GFM first started coaching me, they made me see things through different eyes. They still makes me take a step back and look at the bigger picture. I would 100% validate their logic and advice.
When I was an agent, selling wholesale, I could never understand why some of my clients bought so many pairs of shoes by type of product. GFM has taught me that organising your stock this way makes a huge difference to the profitability of the business. Their coaching has made me work more effectively. It has also motivated me to try new and different ideas in the business, to see what works best for us. It has made a significant difference to the business, a definite improvement.

Marguerite Da Sintat - LILOU MAKENA
"This is a service I recommend to everyone who wants to accelerate and take their business more seriously to the next level. Highly recommended."

Irena Stupar 
"Every time, I get in contact with you, a new door to being more professional opens for me"

Danell Bronkhorst -
"I really thought your delivrance was very beneficial. I liked the fact that we interacted and discussed options etc.. and also you mentioned some really good points of things that I did not even think about..."

Claire Ramsay -
"One point that could be improved was time. I think you could easily have presented for 90 minutes and I would have learnt much more! Thank you, I can't tell you how much I enjoyed your seminar."

Louise Adu - Bubble 
"We had some absolutely fantastic feedback straight after your presentation so thank you very much for everything!"