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Case Studies

  • » Daviex

    Using Mentoring to Support Business Growth

    Daviex is an innovative product design company based in Accrington. It was established in February 2012 by David Holt, a product engineer who specialises in innovative design, manufacture and assembly. The company works with a diverse range of professionals, including consumer and industrial manufacturers, interior designers and engineers.

    1 Business Enterprise worked with Daviex to support its marketing strategy which included a series of one to one mentoring sessions aimed at developing business leads and branding.

    Mr Holt said, “My time spent with 1 Business Enterprise has been very beneficial as they have helped me identify business opportunities and gain new clients. Overall they have been very supportive, motivational and knowledgeable whilst providing me with expert advice.” - more
  • » Fine Stitch Fashion
    Fine Stitch Fashion

    Grant Finance helps to Increase Production

    Fine Stitch Fashion is a Blackburn based textile manufacturing company, situated in the Audley area of the borough.

    The company is largely a sub-contractor to other manufacturers, producing ladies fashion items such as dresses, skirts and trousers.

    1 Business Enterprise helped Fine Stitch Fashion secure grant funding which will be used to invest in modern machinery. In pure volume terms, the company will be able to produce an additional 1,000 items per week as a result of the new investment, resulting in greater sales from existing and new customers.

    Director of Fine Stitch Fashion, Mr Arshad Patel says, “By increasing our production capacity, the new machinery will contribute directly towards growth in turnover.” - more
  • » Jalabeeb

    Mentoring Success

    Jalabeeb is a designer and retailer of exclusive ladies wear, based in Preston. Established by Sumayya three years ago, the company produces both custom and ready-made dresses for special occasions and party wear. She uses designs from South Asia and the Middle East to inspire her creations. Her unique selling point is the service she provides to compliment the quality of her designs and creations. Sumayya said, “We hand hold our customers from the initial idea to the design and production stage of the garment, and finally, through any alterations that are needed”.

    1 Business Enterprise has worked closely with Jalabeeb over the past 12 months to help Sumayya with her marketing including the use of social media. - more
  • » Fazila Foods
    Fazila Foods

    Investing in Skills
    Established in 1999 and based in Bolton, Fazila Foods Ltd is a reputable family company that has grown progressively since moving to new purpose-built premises in 2007. They manufacture a range of ethnic foods, ranging from traditional Asian cuisine to modern fusions that blend flavours from every walk of life to create vibrant new product lines.

    1 Business Enterprise (1BE) has delivered a series of business coaching and growth workshops to Fazila Food’s senior leadership team. This included supporting the company to develop its sales strategies, reviewing and analysing current sales, monitoring customer satisfaction and informing product development. Fazila Foods has also been supported to develop its marketing strategies, including brand development, marketing material and product packaging. - more
  • » Dream Holiday Rentals
    Dream Holiday Rentals

    Going from Strength to Strength

    Dream Holiday Rentals (DHR) has grown from strength to strength from its inception in April 2011. Presently operating from state of the art premises at Blackburn Rovers Football Club’s Business Centre at Ewood Park, the company provides on-line holiday and travel services to commercial and retail customers. DHR has experienced an unprecedented response and has already built an excellent reputation with a strong web presence throughout the UK, Europe and the Far East.

    Mr Asif Jogee, Director at Dream Holiday Rentals, says that working closely with 1 Business Enterprise through one to one support and group workshops has, “increased our knowledge and capacity in a number of areas, including improving our management and financial systems, understanding VAT profiles and positions of our overseas customers, and, accessing financial assistance to train and develop our staff.” - more
  • » Colour Cloud
    Colour Cloud

    Storming Success

    Colour Cloud is a Blackburn based creative media agency with focus on web development, brand design, creative services such as promotional merchandising and online marketing.

    From a humble beginning, Colour Cloud has grown into a more innovate and successful company, working with clients such as Blackburn Central High School, the British Heart Foundation and the NHS. Turnover increased by 50% in 2013 and is expected to rise further this year. This has resulted in two additional designers being employed and further recruitment is planned over the next two years.

    Company Director Shakeel Hussain says, "We are possibility architects and our client's success depends on us being innovative, affordable and approachable. Colour Cloud brings professional accountability and a collaborative approach to solving challenges." - more
  • » Simply Doughnuts
    Simply Doughnuts

    Wins contracts to distribute to forecourts

    Blackburn based doughnut manufacturer, Simply Doughnuts has won several new contracts which will see new ‘On the Go’ mini bite doughnuts distributed in thousands of garage forecourts and convenience stores across the UK.

    Simply Doughnuts have secured deals with two new major distributors; Tate Business Group that supply to over 4,000 forecourts (including Shell, BP, Texaco sites) and RS Sales that distribute to convenience stores (Costcutter and Premier) and major forecourt group dealers.

    Simply Doughnuts have been supplying to 99p Stores since opening in February earlier this year. The doughnuts are popular with distributors as they are yeast raised and retain their freshness for several days. This is a major selling point for retailers who are often required to freeze and defrost doughnuts for sale. - more
  • » Fast Track Careers
    Fast Track Careers

    Helping individuals move forward

    Tasmin Sabar, a former lawyer, legal recruiter and qualified Personal Performance Coach is pleased to have launched her new Career Coaching business; Fast Track Careers earlier this year in August.

    With her former experiences in recruitment and coaching, she saw an increased need for high quality personalised coaching programmes to help people prosper in their careers and with very few outlets available, Tasmin took the opportunity to meet the growing demand.

    Tasmin Sabar, Founder and Owner of Fast Track Careers, said: “Starting up in business can be a very daunting experience especially for someone that is completely new to the world of business. I was very fortunate to benefit from the expertise advice and support available from 1 Business Enterprise." - more
  • » Tayyabah Bakery
    Tayyabah Bakery

    New Recipe for Success

    Following a major relocation project from Blackburn (2,000 sq ft) to Burnley (10,000 sq ft), Mr Shoaib Patel, MD of Tayyabah Bakery was delighted with the business coaching received from 1 Business Enterprise.

    Mr Patel says,'I have been receiving business coaching from 1BE for the past 12 months and the positive impact generated for my business has been remarkable, not only I have increased my turnover by 20% but have been proactive identifying marketing gaps to develop new recipes to take to market receiving immediate success'.
  • » Personal Computer Support
    Personal Computer Support

    Personal Computer Support - Saqib AslamPersonal Computer Support started trading in 1995 with PC and laptop repairs in Blackburn. The company has been delivering convenient, affordable and dependable repair services to customers in Lancashire for more than fifteen years. It diagnoses and corrects a wide range of computer related issues related to both hardware and software failures, and there are very few problems it isn’t able to resolve.

    The company now has three technical staff who service the Blackburn and wider Lancashire region. Just recently Personal Computer Support have become a Apple repair Specialist and carry a large of parts for all Apple devices such as MacBooks, iPods, iPhone and iPads. 
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