Pierce helps entrepreneur step into the fashion industry

Lancashire entrepreneur Marco Vaghetti is launching English shoe company LANX thanks to the help and support from accountancy firm Pierce.

Pierce has been working with Marco for the past decade providing expert financial advice across his business portfolio.

Marco is the brains behind LANX, which designs and tests business-casual shoes – made with the finest leather and British sourced textiles – from its base in Whalley. LANX’s shoe collections are limited edition, with as few as 30 pairs manufactured in some styles.

Marco said: “I’m really excited to be launching LANX after developing the business during a six-month trip to Asia. I visited 10 countries and countless shoe designers and manufacturers to learn how to make footwear and search for creative inspiration.

“When I landed back in England, I was ready to start the company and Pierce was one of the first calls that I made. They have provided me with excellent financial advice with my other businesses and I knew they would be a great support for LANX.”

Pierce has worked with Marco for 10 years providing bookkeeping, VAT, tax planning and financing support for his two existing businesses and a previous venture.

Pierce has worked closely with Marco from the inception of LANX to structure the company, advise on footwear import duties and on financial projections.

Paul Moulding, senior manager at Pierce, said: “It has been a pleasure to work with Marco over the past 10 years. He is a very ambitious and driven individual and it has been fantastic to play a part in his thriving business portfolio.

“Marco has worked so hard to develop LANX and I’m sure his collections will be successful as they are developed to such a high-standard. We are proud to work with a business that designs and tests shoes in the heart of Lancashire.”

To celebrate the launch of the LANX website and the AW18 collection launch, LANX will be hosting a pop-up shop on May 26 at Nushu, 29 King Street, Whalley, Lancashire between 12.00-18.00.