Case Study

VA Curtains

Maureen has been a member of Fabulous Networking for five years during which time her business has flourished. She is a regular attender at our West London groups often arriving with her curtain and blind samples. Her membership has given her introductions to home-owners who have commissioned her for curtains and blinds and to interior designers who keep her busy with repeat projects. Maureen is now so busy that she’s had to expand her workspace from her loft to a purpose-built studio.
Maureen Bailey
Owner
VA Curtains

Business Profile

Business type

VA Curtains

Location

London

Founded

unknown

No. of staff

unknown

How long have you been a member of Fabulous Networking?

5 years

What does your business do?

We make high quality, handmade bespoke curtains, blinds and soft furnishings.

Who is your ideal client?

Home owners who are renovating one or more rooms in their properties or who have recently moved. Parents of young children or night workers who need black-out blinds or curtains in order to be able to sleep. We work with a number of interior designers and have repeat business from a hotel.

What are your goals for your business?

To build a team of recommended trades people and others involved in property renovations as we are often asked for recommendations by our clients.

How does Fabulous Networking help you to achieve those goals?

I meet other people in property in a variety of ways. Some are people I can work with, others pass on referrals and some have the kind of connections I wish to make.

Can you share any specific numbers or examples on what you have gained from Fabulous Networking e.g. number of introductions aquired; number of new customers, joint or collaborative ventures undertaken, sippliers appointed, etc.?

One interior designer I met at a Fabulous Networking meeting has kept me busy with repeat projects for more than two years. I’ve also had work from other interior designers as well from quite a few members who have also passed other opportunities my way.

What one tip would you share with new members or people new into networking?

Take samples to meetings so that attendees can see and feel the quality of your work for themselves. Even if they are not in the market immediately they will keep your details if your work is good.

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