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Business - Unit 1: Case Study of a business (Philip Markham) and it's four functional areas.

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Activity 1 - Aims and Functions at Philip Markham Services of, and Information about Philip Markham Philip Markham is a family - limited - company that was started up in 1900 where friends and family might have shares in that company. It has to this day remained a family company, due to the company being run by his great-great grandson, Jack. Philip Markham is a company that supplies high quality clothing for men, at a competitive price. The men's clothes wear they specialize in are Shirts and Ties, they also sell trousers, jackets, overcoats, and sweaters. They produce ordinary shirts, made from fabrics of very high standards, but also customised shirts to suit your needs and wants; length of sleeves, preferred type of sleeve, collar, and fastening. At Philip Markham a team of designers are in work creating new designs to keep up with the latest fashions, so we see that at Philip Markham, high standards are important. Philip Markham pride themselves with customer service; if you contact them with a problem, they will respond in a quickly and well managed manor. The Aims and Objectives of Philip Markham Mission Statement of Philip Markham... Philip Markham aims to manufacture and sell high quality men's clothing at fair, competitive prices and to provide a rapid and responsive service to all its customers. ...read more.

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The three things Sales & Marketing specialise in are watching over the sales, preparing and distributing mail order/trade catalogues, and offering a high level of customer service. Customer service is very important to the success of Sales & Marketing as the aim of Sales & Marketing every year is to increase the number of items sold. If a customer has a problem and you aren't helpful, then they most probably aren't going to use your services again. This proves that customer services is very significant to the success of sales and marketing. Sales and Marketing have to work with other departments, to find out exactly what they are advertising, and how they must do it. After this, they will produce a catalogue which will be distributed to clients, giving them the options to buy from the company. Production There is a 3-part process to making the shirts & ties. These are: 1. Cutting - Placed by the stores. The material is cut then labelled standard, or customised. 2. Machining - Passed on to machinists who sew the materials together. 3. Finishing - Add the finishing touches like labels and buttons. At Philip Markham, quality is taken extremely seriously and is kept to a high standard. ...read more.

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Finance Payroll Staff - this job title entails the task of managing all employees wages that must be paid and any other money that must go out to the employees. Payroll staff must ensure that everyone's wages go out at the right time and that the right amount is being given to everyone. Payroll Staff have to take care of any problems that may occur with an employee receiving their pay. Payroll take into account tax, and national insurance of the employees that they need to take into account. They also take care of any deductions from pay for whatever reason. Production Designers - the designers must always be working ahead of the time to create the latest fashions that are ready to be printed by the time all the catalogue's and leaflets/advertising go out. Designers must research up on the latest fashions and the fashions to come and create good-quality and cutting-edge designs. As well as recruiting new fashions, design aims to create some too, this could mean new fabrics, new items and materials, and cost would have to be worked out. Design works very closely with Sales and Marketing to get the best advertising and appeal out to the customer and to show the item to its finest extent. ?? ?? ?? ?? Business Unit 1 - Philip Markham ...read more.

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