Global Fashion Management - Management One client list goes from one-man band to small medium sized companies.
GFM Clients work in all areas of fashion from women, men, accessories, kids and retail:
Womenswear : Charming, Delmod, Heteroclite, Lipsy, Mina UK, Paule Ka, Talulah ...
Menswear: The Benjamin Bear, Denisonboston, Kam Jeans, Kurt Muller, S & P Casuals ...
Accessories: Miss Bibi, Penelope Chilvers, Valerie MacCarthy ...
Children: Chocolate Kids, Dandy Star, Darcy Brown, Popupshop...
Global Fashion Management is also very familiar with trade shows for having worked or having conducted seminars for them:
Every clients can expect from the team and partners at Global Fashion Management a dedication to understand their needs and deliver on what has been promised.
We began working with Thierry Bayle and Management One in December 2007 after attending one of his seminars. Having opened our original women’s fashion boutique in 2004 and then a further 2 shops selling shoes and occasionwear, we found ourselves overstocked and lacking focus on the buying side. We implemented Thierry’s simple framework of buying by class (instead of by supplier) immediately. After a couple of months of monitoring stock levels and sales by classes, such as “jeans”, “knits”, “flat shoes,” it was easy to see where we were holding too much product and also where we were exceeding sales and had insufficient stock. We have applied this now to our buying for the last 3 seasons and have improved our sell through percentage considerably.
The figures produced by M1 on a monthly basis are very comprehensive but the most important elements for me are Thierry’s written reports and regular meetings. He analyses the figures and gives useable feedback which can be acted upon instantly.
Within a year we have reduced our stock holding by over 40%; we have reduced our forward spends by 30% and we have maintained and exceeded our previous year’s sales despite closing one of our 3 shops in February 2009.
I have found Thierry’s input covers everything from sourcing short order suppliers to advising on staffing problems. Having addressed the stock and sales issues, we are now implementing a programme of in-store events and looking at staff training and ways to improve our customer data collection.
As owner/director of buying, I have found Thierry’s experience and support invaluable. When you run a small company and the buck stops with you, it is good to know that there is a company like Management One who are focused on bringing the benefits of analysis & advice (usually found only in large organizations) to independent businesses. Thierry is a true management consultant and I would recommend everyone to make use of his skills and resources, which we feel are not only extremely good value for money, but have considerably improved our profitability.
Laura Woodham - Therapy
“We have worked with M1 for a number of years ... and continue to use M1’s input and advice. I believe M1’s best contribution has been to help us look at our business the right way ... we now have 'classes' of product that are meaningful, yet not so granular as to weigh down the analysis of data for the decision making process. M1 consultants have years of practical retail experience and can say "that's a waste of time" or "this will get results" ... and, invariably, they are right on the money ... literally. My M1’s consultant makes for a great cheerleader ... and can criticise us while smiling ... we like her.”
Connie and Mike – Childrenwear shop
“M1 TEAM, thanks for all your help and advice. The traffic we are getting is spectacular; people are really “shopping” the stores. The crew did fantastic, and we thanked them profusely for their hard work and dedication!
Now we start again today, and we’ll re-organise sale tables to look fresh and adjust some DOTS for things that did NOT move yesterday.”
Doug Brown – Menswear shop
“Without Winning@Retail and Winning@Business (W@B), I am not sure where Garlan’s would be today. Management One® is constantly pushing us to work to new higher levels of performance. Management One® made us realise how important the process is to find the right solution as opposed to solving a problem that may not exist or may not deserve the time, effort or resources it would take to solve the problem. Management One® challenged us to be more innovative and look for more innovation from all levels of our company. “
Robert Gronich, President, Garlans
"I also believe Management One's® greatest strength is not the tangibles they offer (planning, training etc), it's the intangibles like the support and understanding on where my business is going".
Ollie Galam, Executive Clothiers
FASHION BRAND CONSULTING
"Your advice are absolutely wonderful!"
Jianhui - Jianhui London - Womenswear Jewellery Designer
“This workshop is the Rolls Royce of Fashion information on the US market”
Farakh Parveen - Parveen Couture - Womenswear collection
“Every information is so useful. I will strongly recommend this seminar to anyone who wishes to know about the US market. It was very useful !!”
Tae Minh Oh - MINA UK
"Every time, I get in contact with you, a new door to being more professional opens for me" Irena Stupar
Danell Bronkhorst - "I really thought your delivrance was very beneficial. I liked the fact that we interacted and discussed options etc.. and also you mentioned some really good points of things that I did not even think about..." Danell Bronkhorst
Claire Ramsay - "One point that could be improved was time. I think you could easily have presented for 90 minutes and I would have learnt much more! Thank you, I can't tell you how much I enjoyed your seminar." Claire Ramsay
"We had some absolutely fantastic feedback straight after your presentation so thank you very much for everything!"
Louise Adu - Bubble Trade Show