Spike the Blacksmith

“We never stop learning and can all benefit from a having a mentor!”

Spike Blackhurst


An artist, a blacksmith, a teacher and a mentor, Spike Blackhurst certainly knows how to spread her talents across many platforms. She set up her business, Spike the Blacksmith, in 2003, creating unusual and individual pieces of work. 

As well as teaching various artistic blacksmithing courses from her workshop in Powys, Spike works with the Welsh Government in collaboration with the Big Ideas Wales team, mentoring young people as a business entrepreneur role model. 

After some years of trading, Spike approached us at Business Wales to ensure her business was developing and growing in the right direction. 

Her mentor supported her with business planning, financial planning, marketing, and branding to make sure she was on the right track for sustainable growth. 

Additionally, an Equality and Diversity Policy was discussed, which Spike then put in place, adhering to HR practices and procedures, that included the provision of service to customers. 

Spike also committed and put an Environmental Policy in place ensuring the business operates in a socially responsible manner, through reducing and revaluating packaging, transport and communicating good practices. 

Would you like support and advice on business planning? 

Contact us today to discuss how we can help your business develop Starting up and Business Planning | Business Wales (gov.wales)

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