What initially attracted you to enterprise?
A significant life changing event attracted me to new challenges
Can you tell us about the first £10 you ever made?
I've had various jobs from a young age but I first started my own freelance photography business when I was 16. I made my first £10 from taking photos at a school dance.
What has been your biggest challenge so far with your business?
As a new business, the part I find hardest is tendering for new jobs. Stag Design is about to complete a 48 square metre jigsaw map made from wood, for a client's stand at the Royal Highland Show.
Who is it that keeps you going through any tough times?
Various people including my friends and family, but when times get tough with Stag Design my business partner, Julie Farrar always manages to find the silver lining in any cloud we have faced.
What is it that gets you out of your bed in the morning?
I am a very motivated person, and have never needed to justify a reason to get out of bed.
How do you define success?
Success is doing well enough in your professional life to allow you to fulfill your dreams in your personal life.
Where do you see your business in 5 years’ time?
As a keen traveller I would like to make Stag Design international. At present we provide businesses and clients with products anywhere in Europe. I would like to see Stag Design expand into Australasia and other continents. I would like Stag Design to build a brand image that consumers recognise for its high quality and service.
If you could give your “teenage self” one piece of advice, what would it be?
I feel very fortunate to have travelled extensively in my teenage years. I would encourage myself to take every travelling opportunity I could as it is these experiences that have shaped me.