Suzy Reed

Business Support Project with Cockpit Arts – ‘Commercialising Creative Content’

Suzy Reed Ltd was created by fashion entrepreneur Suzy Reed and world-renowned music photographer David Redfern.

Suzy designs and markets unique textile products, including tees, cushion covers and silk scarves and is moving into a quirky and colourful fashion collection of dresses, skirts, tops and waistcoats.

The products use either the original David Redfern photographic image or digital interpretations with a creative twist. The range includes iconic images of Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Miles Davies, BB King, Louis Armstrong, Blondie and the Rolling Stones.

In preparation for the development of her fashion collection, Suzy attended a series of workshops for fashion businesses, run by Nigel Rust in collaboration with Fashion Enter under the title ‘Be Business Ready’. These workshops are aimed at fashion designers who are either just starting out or have been running for a while and want to improve their business.

Topics covered included: Fashion production (finding and working with a fashion manufacturer); Making It Happen (planning and doing); Finance; and Sales & Marketing.

Suzy commented after the first session: “At long last I feel I’m getting the knowledge I’ve craved + I’m in the right place – Thank You.

And at the end of the course : “Have learnt so much + now feel ready to put everything I’ve learnt into action for 2011. Thank you Nigel.” Suzy

Since doing the course Suzy has continued to take advantage of Nigel’s mentoring services.

Nigel says: “Suzy is a great character and is brilliant to work with. Her business is growing and she now has a practical insight and a number of business tools at her disposal to make sure it continues to grow.”

For more information on Suzy Reed visit www.suzyreed.com

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