Benson & Clegg is a bespoke tailoring and menswear store based in London’s historic Piccadilly Arcade. Founded in 1937, they have a rich heritage, having been the tailors to King George VI, and now hold a royal warrant to HRH The Prince of Wales.
Having realised that there was a good demand for their products in the wider market, the company had reached a point where its progression was becoming severely limited by a policy of self financed growth.
That’s where GetSet for Growth came in. Their association with Benson & Clegg began when their Managing Director, Mark Gordon, attended a UK Trade & Investment presentation where Gregg Harding, Project Director at GetSet for Growth London was presenting about the various investment options available to businesses. Working with Gregg in the following months, they created a solid growth plan to move their business forward.
As a result of the support received, Benson & Clegg now have new accountants, new stock control and point of sales systems and are also in the process of transitioning to a new banking services provider. Mark says all this has ensured better business efficiency and a drastic increase in their working knowledge, enabling them to spend more time focussing on the big decisions.
“GetSet for Growth has given us the skills and confidence in preparing to move the business forward so that we can be equipped to deal with the exciting challenges ahead.”
Mark emphasises that he would thoroughly recommend GetSet for Growth to any other business owner, whether someone who is new in the world of business or someone who has an established company seeking to push forward into a new territory.
“My experience is that if you are keen on learning from others, listen to people who have done it before and adapt as required, then a lot can be achieved in a short period of time.”
Benson & Clegg are currently working on a new business plan to present to the investors for facilitating their growth plans. Their ultimate goal is to develop the brand from a niche family business into a world-class menswear brand, competing with established fashion houses. They intend to move from a single store outlet to a multi-outlet store format, with expansion into new ranges and new product areas.
To find out more, visit their website.