How long have you been going?
Justnanco Fine Art Ltd was officially set up in the summer of 2009. We have been going actively since 2011 and have had 3 public exhibitions since.
Why did you decide to set this business up?
I decided to set this business up after undertaking a business research project within the arts and creativity sector whilst undertaking my MBA at Cardiff Business School. I was exploring the practice of public and corporate art consulting and the business nature of commercial art galleries in the UK. It became apparent that the two were somewhat disjointed and the practice of public and corporate art wasn’t a common practice in the UK as it was in America. The vacuum for this service in the market further aroused my interest to set a business that will not only cater for consultancy and projects within the arts and creativity sector, but will also merge it with a commercial fine art gallery.
What is the business?
Justnanco is a Commercial Fine Art Gallery with a Public and Corporate Art Consulting tenet. We specialise in public and corporate art as well as catering for private and individual clients. We work internationally with corporate and individual clients providing public and corporate art consultancy services, commissioning bespoke artwork and pieces to suit any budget, taste and requirement. We have a strong dedication to the promotion of national and international artists, providing quality and original art to established and emerging collectors. We have wide range and collection of art works in a variety of media, genre and forms. We have temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Our art works can be seen via our online gallery and all our artworks online and at exhibitions are for sale unless otherwise stated. We will offer free advice on the choice of paper for your prints, all aspects of framing and mounting, installations as well as the artist, sizing, choice and medium of art. We have strategic partnerships with established and leading artists, foundries, designers, installation team etc.
“Our mission is to maintain our reputation as an energetic, outgoing and accessible art gallery and Corporate/public art consulting business. We aim to provide a consultancy service as well as present for sale carefully selected artworks to an increasingly diverse audience and collectors. Our vision is to expand our business into promoting a strong arts appreciation for our customers, the general public and organisations we work with. We aim to develop and integrate our brand (JUSTNANCO) into a household name in the art market.” In terms of our added values, we provide and commission art works with exceptional brilliance to our customers. Our services are tailored to our customer’s needs and at Justnanco our customers are the most important part of our business. They are not dependent on us. We are dependent on them. They are not an interruption to our business but the purpose of it. Our customers are not outsiders to our business, they are part of it. We are not doing them a favour by serving them. They are doing us a favour by giving us the opportunity to do so.
Any quirky/interesting facts about it, interesting people or projects you’ve worked with/on?
Everything about Justnanco is interesting! Our business and everything we do is centered on meeting the need of our clients and further exceeding their expectations. We work with a number of stakeholders who are very gifted and specialist n their field in other to meet our aims and goals in any project we undertake. We have a lot to contribute to projects (Public and Corporate Art Projects, Building and city regeneration Projects, Private commissions, Educational Projects, Fine Art exhibition project etc) that we either manage and or get involved in. The diverse and eclectic nature of the team and stakeholders we work with brings in an overarching and a unique set of talents, skills, ideas and to foster the creativity, management and artistry required to exceed our clients expectation.
How many people are there in your business?
I’m the central person in the business although I have on board a number of individuals who work on a contractual basis to help the business realise and achieve its aims and goals. As the director of the business I’m responsible for the strategic planning aspect of the business thus dealing with what we do, for whom we do it for and how we excel as a business. In saying that, the success of this business cannot and will not be achieved without the diverse team and stakeholders that we partner and work with on the varied number of projects we work on.
Why have you chosen to relocate to Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone?
Where else will a business like Justnanco like to be? It is a successful growing area with an ambitious plan for the future. The networking opportunities are endless and there is great opportunity to partner and work with other businesses on exciting projects. I feel there is no better way of citing a business than by the gateway of the city.
What do you want to see happening in Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone?
I will like to see it developed into a vibrant, energetic and eco friendly zone with a focus on innovation, creativity and exceptional design thus placing strong emphasis on character, quality and a sense of richness. It is my hope that by the time the project comes to an end; it will be the biggest employer in the city based on the number of businesses that function in the quarter.