Founder, Rachel Galley, Brand of Tomorrow 2013
Rachel Galley is well known for contemporary silver jewellery and quality of design. Her designs have gained her many accolades throughout her career.
“I have always worked for myself, even as a teenager. I love designing new pieces and creating the wow factor and nothing gives me greater pleasure than the satisfaction of my customers. Running a business isn’t easy and there are great times and not so great times, but the journey is exciting and challenging for all the right reasons. I love the product I create and am just glad my customers do too!”
In order to be a successful luxury entrepreneur what are three pieces of advice you would give?
Love what you do, be truthful to yourself, focus on quality.
What are the most important lessons you have learned along your journey?
Not to be led in the wrong direction, stay true to your design ethos and what makes you happy.
What are the watch outs along the way?
It’s easy to try to do what everyone else is doing but that’s not why we do what we do, we strive to create and innovate. It’s tempting sometimes to take the easy route but it’s always more worthwhile taking the right route.
When you were started out who was your biggest inspiration? And what did they tell you that helped make you a success?
I worked for some amazing companies who were an inspiration both in terms of design and business. I am inspired by those people you know are genuine and creating amazing products because they clearly love what they do. I’m inspired by myself and my own goals to achieve what I believe to be the best.