Wool Couture came about when co-founder Claire Gelder swapped the high profile and pressured life of a NHS Director to pursue her stress-relief passion for knitting. She quickly invested her business acumen into her burgeoning venture. You cannot keep an entrepreneurial spirit still for long and Claire’s love for knitting and crocheting rapidly grew into the successful enterprise it is today, with lots more still to come. Originally inspired by giant knitting and crocheting, including arm-knitting, more brilliant crafts were added to the mix and became part of the Wool Couture offering, with a twist of macramé and the wonder of weaving.
“As a small business it is hard to find all of the support that you require, like many business owners I know that I personally do not have all the skills and expertise that my business needs. What Galayev & Co. brings to the table is a comprehensive range of expertise. Over the years, the support has ranged from marketing and social media, HR advice, financial forecasting, and review; I needed to reconfigure my workspace and they had access to experts in work flows and design. Galayev & Co. have been able to help me with every aspect of building my website and getting the best from it.
I also value that I can just pick up the phone at any time and ask the ‘question’ that has been on my mind. Often as a MD I just need a second opinion, because sometimes there is not a right or wrong answer.
What I like about Galayev & Co. team is that they adopt strong coaching principles and encourage you to find the answer by working through the question with me. This I find invaluable because as an MD in a small business you can feel quite isolated and having my own personal coach to touch base with is great!
If they don’t have in-house expertise in certain area – they certainly have links to the people that will have it!”