Hannah will shortly be testing a new Stanton Switch9er FS. Rather than just waiting for it to turn up by courier, she went of for a day in the Peak District to see the bike being made, and even 'helped' with a couple of bits. While she was there she took the chance to sit down with owner, Dan Stanton, to find out a bit more about his vision for the company. It's bigger than you might expect...I arrive at Stanton Bikes to find them busy attaching their business plan to the wall. It's a slick series of infographics, bullet pointed targets, and mission statement. Sadly, perhaps, this is the kind of thing that gets me excited. Business analysis and project planning - my life before Singletrack dealt with this kind of thing, and it's a level of professionalism not always associated with the bike industry.Screw your courage to the sticking place.In fact, this level of 'business' feels a little bit frowned upon. It's the kind of thing that distinguishes the big corporate bike brands from the boutique ones: sorts the money from soul. But at Stanton there are no qualms about being businesslike - and owner Dan talks enthusiastically about the consultant he's worked with to get these plans together. He thinks they're an important part of focusing energy and resources in the right places, and has some clear ideas about how to be a big business without selling your soul.The Times They Are A-Changin'....Sorry, you've reached your limitThe rest of this feature is accessible to Premier Members only. Premier membership starts at just £1.99 and comes with a whole host of benefits. Check out our options and benefits here.Related posts FGF 425: The 17 Days Until Christmas But We’ve Already Opened Our Gifts Edition December 7, 2018 8:49 am How we survived the snowpocalypse and made it to Monday! March 5, 2018 10:31 am 24 Unusual Handmade Mountain Bikes from NAHBS. Well, sort of… February 27, 2018 10:21 amLeave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.