Geminus has designs on growth

By Boost Business Lancashire

07 Jan 2016

A Preston-based graphic design agency is generating strong and sustainable growth after taking part in Boost Business Lancashire’s Growth Mentoring programme.

Managing director Lisa Wilkinson worked as a graphic designer for 15 years, before deciding to go into business herself. Lisa is currently the only member of staff at Geminus, so sought support from Boost to help develop and implement plans for balanced growth, as well as refocusing marketing activities.

Boost is delivered by Lancashire County Council and the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, and supported by money from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Helen Spencer, who is also a director of her own mentoring business Inspiring You, said: “Lisa was totally committed to the programme and implemented so many new ideas from launching her newsletter, to writing a compelling pitch to use at networking events and packaging her offer in a way that gave her prospects more choice.

Ann Holcroft, operations manager at Orvia Enterprises, said: “Geminus is a real success story of the Boost Growth Mentoring programme. The excellent mentoring Lisa received has resulted in the business increasing turnover, expanding its client base, as well as improving her overall business confidence.

Lisa said: "I gained confidence and new ideas from my mentor Helen, who I very much appreciated. I want to thank Boost for getting me on the programme, I would highly recommend this programme to anyone else who may need help developing their business." Boost has supported more than 2,800 businesses and created more than 900 jobs since it launched in July 2013.

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