Testimonials

Here’s some lovely things people we have help have said about us…

Originally from Shropshire, he studied Graphic Communication at Bath School of Art and Design. He now lives back in Shropshire and works from his home studio. Sam said “Around the same time, I met Richard Nuttall who told me all about the Shropshire Youth Support Trust and the benefits of being an AsSYSTed business. I have been supported by Richard and SYST in my business development, including the provision of display space for my work and putting me in contact with an experienced Shropshire artist for professional advice. I am looking forward to the prospect of benefiting from having pop-up displays and demonstration set-ups at The British Ironwork Centre, thanks to SYST. I am thrilled to be afforded such opportunities.”

Sam Brett-Atkin - Artist

Fresh, clean, nutritious protein-filled foods
Smuvee came to life because of the sheer demand for a product that combines both food and fitness; two things that we are incredibly passionate about.

“SYST has been key to my journey so far. I came to SYST and approached Richard before I started my business and, with a lack of people to go to within the area, I found Richard enormously helpful; building relationships with the correct people is essential and Richard helped me connect with like-minded and well situated people within the area. I believe strongly in the ethos of SYST and I hope to see them grow to their full potential”

Alex Archibald, Founder of Smuvee

Flatpack Furniture Ltd originally traded in 2014, and has now been taken over by Maisie, and is getting ready to open its virtual doors to customers once again by the end of 2016. Maisie has said “It is a very exciting time for us, but not one that was likely to ever happen without the help and support of SYST. SYST were able to provide us with the financial support and advice we needed to help us open an office (the heart and soul of our online company), giving us the space we needed to start the company back up again somewhere other than on my lap in the discomfort of my living room. I now have a functional space that is organised and getting ready to be filled with the results of our live business, something that was a huge barrier to me when I was trying to do this alone, from home, without their support. And as a new business owner with very limited experience of running an online business, SYST have provided unending support and advice with the set-up of Flatpack Furniture Ltd and on managing my own time and priorities when running a business, which I have no doubt will continue into us going live at the end of this year.

I am incredibly grateful for their support and without them, would not be in a position to provide the following information about what we at Flatpack Furniture Ltd will be bringing you from 2017 onwards!”

Maisie - Flatpack Furniture Ltd

Freelance beauty, fashion and editorial photographer Sally said “SYST have helped me to finally be able to afford my own studio space. They are also only an email or phone call away if I have any problems or need advice, which for a self-employed person is so rare! Normally you feel you are alone but Richard and the SYST team truly make you feel you are supported. They have also offered me a selection of clinics and workshops to push my career further and help me develop a more business mind. I look forward to what I can accomplish this year”

Sally Sparrow, Photographer

The Cosplay Forge sells a range of hard to find Cosplay materials from around the globe, and with the help of Showmasters are running interactive workshops to help people transition into Cosplay.
“We are hugely grateful for everything that SYST have done to support us on our journey so far and look forward to continuing to work with them as we grow our business”

The Cosplay Forge, Cosplay Retail

Gary is a Shropshire based artist working from his home studio. He mainly produces original figurative artworks and portraits.
“I met Richard Nuttall at a jobs fair in Shrewsbury where he told me about SYST and the benefits to me as an artist of being an ASYSTED business.  I have been supported by SYST in helping develop my business in a number of ways. I have attended lectures on marketing and received individual expert advise on how to reach customers. Thanks to SYST I now have a Business mentor from Good2Great. I have also been put in touch with The British Ironwork Centre who, as well as providing me with a space to display my work for a few days, also commissioned a large portrait of the actor Roger Moore as 007. I look forward to working with SYST in future and can heartily recommend them”

Gary W Matthews, Fine Art and Portrait Artist

Natural Switch was created to integrate natural ways of living into our daily lives. Their aim is to revolutionise the way we look at our health and environment as individuals.  They hope to pioneer the development of natural ways of living through the innovative design of the Natural Lifestyle program and products.
“Working with Richard and the team at SYST had been a consistent pleasure. They have helped me grow my business in ways I would have never thought possible and supported me when no one else could help.  An experience like no other”

Isaac Perren, Founder of Natural Switch