My Country Business Awards 2014

It all began whilst teaching primary school children art and craft, I realised how much I wanted to be involved in the creative world.

My husband and I and I bought a rundown cow byre in 1993 and turned it into a family home.When a friend told me she was letting her house for photo shoots, I thought I could have a go at that too.. so I sent some pics of our house up to magazines including Country Homes and Interiors, who  came down within the month, and with for about the next 4 years to use the house for their photography.These shoots gave me the money to set up my own business.

I was asked to slip some of my own fabric into the shots, and before I knew it his lead to editorial articles in magasines and newspapers…

Think outside the box of how you can put yourself on the map, so that an opportunity to launch your business will come your way! With those initial ideas put it into practice by taking the opportunity to enter this amazing competition.