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The most uncomfortable yet probably the most valuable lesson I ever learn’t in business was from the wonderful Scottish Charity P.S.Y.B.T. Both my husband, my sister and myself were privileged to be supported and helped individually as business start-ups by the The Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust in the...

Designovator is a leading 21st century Textile, Fashion & Apparel Innovations brand designed, prototyped and manufactured in Scotland.

My fascination for understanding entrepreneurs began forty years ago in my early teens observing and listening to my father and the many business owners I met through the family business in manufacturing and engineering. My life long interest in entrepreneurs brought me to one conclusion- there is an essential ingredient...

Who replaced the word Hoover with a Dyson? Where would Apple be without Steve Jobs or Steve Wozniak? Where would we be without our I-pads, I-phones etc.? Where would Disney be without Walt Disney and his brother Roy and their team of Imagineers? What would our childhood memories be without Disney? What will our children’s future...

STARTUP ESSENTIALS  Over the years I have noted a lack of genuine understanding to the challenges facing entrepreneurs in particular Women & Young entrepreneurs. There are very few public organisations that provide a sufficient standard of service that functions to the speed & pace of the real business world...

Published on July 11, 2020 Your staff’s professional image has to serve two separate needs, one the needs of your customer (primary functions of your business) and the second is their individual needs as an employee. Your goal is to meet the needs of both or in some circumstances prioritise one over the other i.e....

Published on April 22, 2020 PLEASE READ THIS ARTICLE TO THE VERY END; UPDATED CONCLUSION As a textile product designer and ex-supplier of uniforms for over 18 years who understands the logistics of managing the supply, fitting and distribution of clothing I believe we need to get prepared and...

How would a 1940’s clothing manufacturer deal with the challenge of PPE- with the resources we have in the UK today?

My favourite book of all time is ‘Think and Grow Rich’. Over the years I have possessed various editions which I frequently have to replace as I keep giving them away or lending them to someone in need of a little inspiration. My dad first introduced me to the...

Annie made her way to the second door way where she was instantly greeted by a warm and friendly mature woman, in an unfamiliar uniform. The woman exuded a poised calmness and modesty and immediately introduced herself with a firm handshake and a wide smile as ‘Lauren’ the Parks...

Chapter 6: The Associates: “The leverage of others labour and skills.”  Annie began making her way round the internal walkway that encircled the concrete cavern passing the six square doorways with their black wooden frames. As she passed each doorway she read each separate inscription carved deep into the...

One who empowers & helps others to bring their dreams and ideas into reality in what ever way big or small.