Introducing Local Designer Jo Naylor
The Business Clinic is always excited to support local business, especially when local business owners are so passionate about what they do.
Our newest practitioner, Jo-Anne Naylor, is one of the area’s leading bespoke, soft furnishing specialists with experience of 25 years in the trade and was born and raised in Leyland, Lancashire.
Jo has turned this passion into a truly bespoke design service which gives her clients almost as much pleasure as she derives herself.
Jo studied fashion and textiles in Wigan where one of her eveningwear designs was selected to represent the college in a BBC competition. Her skills were recognised and she was offered a job as a colour consultant working from the renowned textile town of Helmshore, where she was again approached to set up a studio for a growing, ready-made curtain company.
After meeting her husband, again through her passion for textile design, they set up Jo Naylor Design Consultancy in 2010 making soft furnishings for local customers and design for trade clients. With the demand for domestic furnishings increasing, Jo has operated from retail outlets in locations such as Heskin Hall Farmers Market and Duxbury’s Garden Centre before setting up her own purpose built workshop at home.
Jo’s passion for her craft enables her to build a relationship with her customers so providing them with a personalised and bespoke service to achieve beautiful and satisfying results. Her services include consultancy, measuring, making and fitting curtains, blinds, cushions and reupholstery.
Many of Jo’s clients have come by way of referral from satisfied customers because, as Jo herself says, “I believe that changing your interiors should be an exciting and enjoyable experience, which I am always delighted to share”.
Jo’s interest in supporting local entrepreneurs and her own thirst for personal development, led to her attendance at one of The Business Clinic’s ‘peerworking’ surgeries and subsequently joining us as a practitioner. We have got to know the driving force and the person behind the business as a result of her involvement with us.
So what does Jo do when she is not converting and designing textiles? Jo and her husband are keen sailors of their Westleigh Discus 10 sailing yacht which they sail around the waters of West Scotland, whenever time and work commitments permit. She also enjoys Nordic walking and has a pet Jack Russell which goes along too. As a sailor it may be no surprise that one of her favourite songs is Bridge Over Troubled Water and a favourite holiday destination is the island of Ghia.
When asked for her top business tip Jo said, “Be true to yourself, treat people well and with respect and this will be returned”. Sentiments which we see in Jo each time we meet.
To find out more about Jo and her company Jo Naylor Designs click here or contact Jo on 07952 953 059
We are excited to have Jo on board with us and look forward to supporting her and her business on-going.