2016 Review - We love to share



2016 has been an exciting year for us with the start of a number of new projects which we look forward to discussing with you in 2017.

These projects will assist your Brand and Retail stores to grow whether you are a start-up or a well established business.
Clients appreciate our commitment to our values of honesty and transparency. They see us as an extension of their in-house management Team as we join them from Strategy to Execution.
We know that failure is often in the execution so let us show you how we can deliver the business plan or action plan.

Fashion United - How to grow sales? GFM in the Press

The Founder of GFM, Thierry Bayle, was interviewed by Celine Vautard to get his business insight on how Independent Boutiques (or mon brand stores) could improve sales and profitability in the current Retail climate.

Fashion United article can be accessed here.

If you need to take action and need guidance or implementation help, we are available to discuss it. A special offer applies to you up to end of March.

Free 1-2-1 meeting available at Whos Next - Book an appointment here.

MWB Online - How to improve gross profit by 43%?

GFM regularly contributes to the Fashion Trade Press as well as other Fashion stakeholders such as Associations (BJA, FGI, PBC, LBHF...), Schools (HEC, Inseec, LCF, Modspe...) and Trade Shows (Bubble, Magic, Moda UK, Pure London, Who's Next...).

Of course, we also deliver our advice, training and business management to companies from strategy to execution.

If you need a speaker, visiting lecturer or writer to provide energy and passion to your guests, members or students, connect here.

Check our latest article in MENSWEAR BUYER Magazine.

Brexit - Remain in or out

In light of the Referendum on whether or not Britain should stay IN or OUT of the European Union, we should ask ourselves why change and progress within the EU seems to be so difficult.
Our thoughts are about promoting and making change happen from within. 

Votes taking place June 23rd and results to be known on June 24th.
How will you be voting? 

Irrespective of our decision, we should remember Warren Buffett's quote:
"A public opinion poll is not substitute for thought"

Super Victor - Fashion - Football and Sex!

The mascot of the UEFA Euro 2016 "Super Victor" bears the same name as a sex toy.

The EURO 2016 mascot was revealed in November 2014.
The name was decided after a public vote was launched and after 107 000 people took part in the research.
Super Victor collected 48% of the vote ahead of alternative names such as
Driblou (25%) and
Goalix (27%).

Vive l'Euro 2016 - Football & Fashion are alike!

The Euro 2016 UEFA Competition is starting on June 10th 2016.

Hosted by France, it is a perfect opportunity for all Fans and supporters to enjoy themselves and have fun together. Let's never forget what has happened in Paris in November 2015 however let's not this past event dampen our willingness to support our favourite country and football players.

Hopefully the strikes will not make it hard to reach the stadiums!

We are looking forward to sharing a different angle where we will be discussing the business of Football and Fashion.

Partnership CCH Conseil (Paris) and GFM (London)

Today, setting up, managing and growing a Fashion Brand or Retail Business requires to be focused on the financial KPIs which in turn needs to be managed with your number one asset: your work force.

Managing the business, its agents, partners, trade shows, the stock ... without taking into account the management of people is a mistake.

This is the foundation why GFM and CCH Conseil have built a partnership.
CCH Conseil is based in France and this partnership is directed to French Brands and Retailers.
This explains why the rest of the article is in French.

Seminar - Setting up and Managing a Retail Business

Seminar organised in conjunction and supported by
Portobello Business Center 
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Date: Thursday November 26th 2015
Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Location: Kensington and Chelsea Library  SW3 5EZ

Retail is an exciting field to be in today, with many opportunities open to you. However success does not come cheap. You must learn and nurture the 6 P’s of a successful Retail business: Picture, Product, People, Promotion, Processes, and Performance.

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