Looking to make it in a creative industry? Well, according to commercial and portrait photographer Scott Choucino, getting an education in a seemingly unrelated subject could be the key to success.
Scott is a Leicester-based professional photographer, who credits his success not just to his skills with a camera but to his MSc in Health Related Physiology – the post-graduate qualification that the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity provided him with the funds to obtain.
After working in a range of prestigious salons over a period of 15 years, Charlotte Frances Baker decided to set up her own luxury hair boutique last August.
As she approaches her first anniversary of being in business, Charlotte reflects upon her decision to go it alone – noting the hard work along the way but also highlighting the benefits of working for herself.
Leicester-based photographer Scott Choucino has a busy few months ahead as he launches a number of new projects.
Scott received funding from the Charity to pursue post-graduate studies, and this has helped the talented creative to run his successful business and offer a range of services benefiting the community of Leicester.
Becoming their own boss is a lifelong dream for a lot of people. It certainly was for Becky Owen and Fay Hooper and, thanks to the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity, the creative duo are now successfully running The Sewing Café in Hinckley.
The Sewing Café is described as ‘the social sewing emporium’, providing avid sewers with a place to purchase supplies and enjoy their pastime in a bustling environment with like-minded hobbyists. The café hosts workshops, parties, classes and customers can even pay to sew by the hour throughout the day.
Ruth Lord from Dress-A-Doll, who set up her business with help from STWLC, was a guest on BBC Radio Leicester last week telling her inspiring story.
Speaking to presenter Ben Jackson on Thursday 25th June, Ruth opened up about her battle with depression and explained how starting her company helped to turned her life around.