NAME: lizzie Whyte
BUSINESS NAME: Wood and Iron
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel; 07501 495879
1 - HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN YOUR CURRENT BUSINESS? - 5 years, seems like 5 months!
2 - WHAT WAS GREAT ABOUT LAST YEAR FOR YOUR BUSINESS? - I had time to think about my direction and put plans in place to change/update and innovate and boy am I changing!
3 - WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE COMING YEAR? – to launch my prairie wagons into the glamping world and create a storm at Grand Designs live show at the NEC and Farm Diversification business show at the NEC
4 - WHAT IS THE BEST THING YOU HAVE DONE IN YOUR BUSINESS THAT YOU CONTINUE TO DO? - Innovate continuously
5 - WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTE FOR A BUSINESS TO HAVE? – Ability to keep moving forward and adapt
6 - WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT TO DATE? - Having one client that lasted two years and I made 15 pieces for him! Great customer retention and endorsement, it certainly builds your confidence
7 - WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN THAT WOULD HELP YOUR BUSINESS?
How to make a massive immediate impact in under a minute
8 - WHAT MISTAKES HAVE YOU MADE, OTHERS COULD LEARN FROM? - Spending too much money too soon in my business and not watching costs
9 - WHAT KIND OF BUSINESS CONTACT WOULD HELP YOUR BUSINESS? - Financial guru
10 - CAN YOU RECOMMEND ANY MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS THAT HAVE HELPED YOU? - I’ve just read #the5secondrule by Mel Robbins, I loved it and am implementing it everyday for everything! I’m now following her and getting many motivational tips everyday. And my own book of course, but I haven’t written that yet!
11 - WHAT WOULD BE YOUR NO1 WISH IF YOU HAD A GENIE? – To have a large amount of working capital accessible all the time and loads of animals
12 - WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BEST CAP BUSINESS CLUBS EXPERIENCE TO DATE? –
The warm welcome from all three groups when I presented to them and they actually listened to me! It’s three brilliant networking groups in the forest.
I’ve known Lizzie for about 5 years. I sat next to her at a Christmas networking event and loved her straight away! She is fun, creative, generous, slightly no, quite a bit wacky, fearless, and extremely customer focused. I have engaged her many times in her capacity as the owner of Wood & Iron - first to create a bespoke heavy-duty side-gate for us from wood and twirly iron scrolls - I drew a design and Lizzie made it come to life - it is still a talking point whenever anyone visits.
She also made us a bespoke bird table from forged iron hooks and scrolls. It is like a work of art and it makes me smile every time I look out of the kitchen window. And, as my husband and I went to one of Lizzie’s forge days we were able to include a scroll of our own into the design which was really cool. I’d really recommend her forge days too by the way - they are so much fun, a great workout and you come away with a real sense of achievement and all angst is left on the anvil!! Other things we’ve had from Lizzie over the years are forged iron plant stakes and holders, a small reclaimed and up-cycled iron gate, a gorgeous reclaimed and upcycled garden table and chairs, and a wood and iron coffee table made out of an old oak door. I have recommended Lizzie and her work to many friends and neighbours and I happily recommend her to you! - Ellen Watts - speaker, trainer, customer experience expert and author of Cosmic Ordering Made Easier - How to get more of what you want more often www.ellen-unlimited.com
Lizzie made us a really unique sculpture/ bird feeder for my fathers 80th birthday. It was great working with Lizzie and she managed to turn my rough sketch in reality, complete with a squirrel baffle ( a cone that stops the squirrels stealing all the nuts). We asked her to incorporate a fuchsia flower and a bird to reflect his interests and he loved these personal touches. I would definitely commission Lizzie in the future and can highly recommend her skills and professionalism. Anna Watkins - Anna at the Pretty Wedding Shoe Company