Catch Rhys is an independent responsible jewellery brand. They make solid 9ct gold and sterling silver jewellery that’s honestly priced, fairly marketed, and ethically sourced.
The challenge – what inspired your venture
Inspired by the rings my mum hasn’t taken off for 40+ years, I went hunting for simple solid gold classics and realised the options were limited; mass- produced and low quality or wildly expensive. I wanted to create a new type of jewellery brand, one with a clear focus; to make jewellery that can be lived in, at an honest price point, in the most responsible way possible.
I had no previous experience in business, so had to learn everything as I go. I struggled with how to prioritise my time, finances and what to focus on, especially as my business grew. I also had issues with finding the right supply chains as sourcing ethically is a real challenge.
The result – how the programme helped
The programme supported me in structuring my business and my business aims. I found the 1-1 mentoring sessions particularly useful as the team was able provide me with the tools and financial business skills that I was lacking.
Our new website has just launched, and I am now turning my attention to improving my supply chain, increasing customers and revenue and feel so much better equipped to do so. We’re even on track to achieve 100% recycled metals in my jewellery by the end of 2021.
Overall, the Grow Your Business programme gave me the confidence to grow my business and take it to the next level.
“I could not recommend the Allia Grow Your Business course highly enough. The skills I gained from it have helped me to scale my business with clarity and confidence, I would do it again in a heartbeat.”
Catch Rhys Jones. Founder of Catch Rhys