Case Studies

Wedding-dress to success

Timeless White Weddings looked to Business Gateway to help grow the business.

22nd July 2019

About the business

In 2010, budding young entrepreneur Emma Matthews launched Timeless White Weddings, aged just 21. Fast forward nine years and eleven industry awards later, the company is now one of the most well-respected wedding planning businesses in Scotland and has helped over 450 happy couples tie the knot.

Timeless White Weddings works tirelessly to ensure that its clients get the most out of their special day, helping to organise every detail from intimate, bespoke weddings to first-rate, romantic elopements.

Business Gateway has helped inspire me with invaluable ideas, support and confidence.

How Business Gateway has helped

Through the support provided by Business Gateway's Business Boost Programme, Emma was able to grow her business by bringing on board Timeless White Wedding’s first ever full-time employee, Laura Gonzalez.

Emma Matthews, Director at Timeless White Weddings, said: “In the last six months, we’ve gone from strength to strength and the support from the Business Boost programme delivered by Business Gateway has helped inspire me with invaluable ideas and confidence in my businesses growth plan.

“Business Gateway has been instrumental in giving me the courage to take the next steps to grow Timeless White Weddings to its full potential and I’m delighted to have a new team member on board. Laura will primarily be working with our smaller, bespoke weddings and helping couples to curate all the perfect details that are currently on trend.”

Emilia Stanczyk, Growth Start Up Adviser at Business Gateway Aberdeen City & Shire, said: “We’re incredibly proud of Timeless White Weddings’ growth. It’s a joy to provide support to a talented young business owner like Emma and watch her take the next steps on her entrepreneurial journey. Through our Business Boost Programme, we’ve provided Emma with a framework to build on, one which will allow her to pursue her long-term business goals.”

Support Provided

1:1 Business Support

Advice on Business Plan

Advice on Company Regulations

Advice on HR Issues

Advice on Marketing

Website Support

Strategic Review

What’s next?

In 2019 Timeless White Weddings will be running its first ever internship programme for Public Relations students, in conjunction with Robert Gordon University. The lucky students will be given the chance to attend some of the most prestigious wedding events whilst gaining hands-on experience in a thriving and exciting business.

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