Case Studies

Support is the perfect makeover for Inverclyde personal stylist

Trend Trip received 1:1 advice and access to workshops and resources from Business Gateway.

28th November 2019

About the business

An Inverclyde-based personal styling business has used Business Gateway’s one-to-one support and free workshops to support a highly successful launch.

Founded by Amy Beckett in May 2019, Trend Trip is a personal styling service offering bespoke styling sessions, wardrobe edits and virtual appointments. After wanting to pursue a career in fashion for many years, Amy started her own business to turn her dream into a reality.

Since launching in May, Trend Trip has enjoyed an encouraging start, attracting a wide range of clients. After investing in training, Amy has worked with The Stylist London, delivered professional bra fitting at Selfridges and tailoring at Saville Row.

More recently, Amy has worked on a campaign photo shoot with luxury cashmere producer Begg & Co. She will also be styling the Head of Business for Fake Bake ahead of the National Television Awards.

My Business Gateway adviser was a source of valuable support and guided me through every aspect of starting my business.

How Business Gateway has helped

In order to help launch her new business, Amy approached Business Gateway Inverclyde for support. Alongside one-to-one business sessions with an adviser, Business Gateway helped Amy to develop her business plan, set objectives and identify potential sources of funding. Amy also attended a free workshop to learn about using social media for business.

Amy Beckett, owner of Trend Trip, commented: “My Business Gateway adviser Alexis was a source of valuable support and guided me through every aspect of starting my business. She also provided a wealth of information and knowledge about company regulations, tax returns, website building and how to make the most of networking events.

“It’s been a tremendous start for Trend Trip, and I am thrilled by all the feedback and encouragement I’ve received.”

Support provided

1:1 Business Adviser

Advice on Business Plan

Advice on Company Regulations

Advice on Marketing

Workshops – Social Media

Advice on Funding

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