Louise started at Shrimps as a production consultant, helping with sourcing, finding new factories and manufacturers. She then took on a part-time MD role for 3 years. Over this period she contributed to the continued growth of the business, overseeing production, management of the team, wholesale and e-commerce. She played a key role in hiring our e-commerce team and contributed to the growth of this crucial pillar of our business. The growth of our e-commerce business was one of the stand out successes over Louise’s time at Shrimps.
Since starting to work with Louise over a year and a half ago, she’s been completely invaluable in helping me realise my dreams of setting up a fashion brand – without her expertise in garment production, her relationships with factories across the globe, and her advice and guidance on everything from cashflows and budgets right through to critical paths, I don’t know where I’d be! She always brings an incredibly positive and professional attitude to the table, and I recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone from new ventures starting out, right through to existing companies who just want an expert eye to elevate their operations
Louise has an incredible gift for making the complex simple and streamlined. She consults impeccably to understand organisational needs and then brings innovative business relevant ideas and solutions to the table. She is a pleasure to work with and always delivers to an exceptionally high standard.
I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Louise Laing for many years. First with Kilgour where she played an instrumental part whilst putting into play the foundations of the product development sourcing and production. Then most recently with RAKE.Louise has worked since I first founded RAKE as Production Director. She has been pivotal in many areas of the development of the brand. Orchestrating production deliveries quality control and future planning have just been some of the areas that she has brought her expertise dedication and commitment.Louise has truly enabled the brand to develop and grow in a very competitive international arena. In terms of Retail and Wholesale Louise has planned formulated and reviewed continuously in order to achieve respectable sell through whilst growing business season on season.