Helm Awards Competition Win to Talented Photography Business

A new photography business has recently won a fantastic competition with CoWorking and creative studio, Helm, which provides the owners with a years free studio space, networking facilities and expert business advice to help launch its services into its relevant market.

Victoria and Daniel Heaton, owners of Elegant Wedding Photography, came across the competition, which was launched by Helm at the end of July, on social media platform, Facebook.

Competition entrants were required to email the Helm studio with a short introduction to their business and explain why they would love to be part of the Helm community. Following dozens of applicants, Helm studio creator, Liam Swift, narrowed down the entries to a final shortlist and invited them down to the studio to experience the environment.

Liam Swift, commented: “We wanted to give the opportunity for an up and coming Doncaster business to get the best possible start and experience what we experience at Helm. Having the right environment for your business can make a world of difference and so can working with like-minded individuals.

“Helm received many entries for the competition which is pleasing to see, but the drive, talent and general enthusiasm displayed by Elegant Wedding Photography won our creatives over and we were delighted to let Victoria and Daniel know the news.

“At Helm you are surrounded by other creative individuals and people that want to make a positive change for both their own business and for others within the studio. We are all very excited to see this photography business grow and be part of the journey at the same time.”

Victoria Heaton, 33, and her husband Daniel, 30, both work at Doncaster College but have also been running a small photography business in their spare time. With enquiries increasing, they felt the time was right to launch an official business and create a brand.

Victoria discussed the recent competition win: “The timing of the competition could not have worked out better. I am a true believer of things happening for a reason and we were in the process of looking for an office location when we noticed the Facebook post about the competition. We had to enter and when we came to look at the Helm studio we had our fingers crossed for the win.

“Once we received the call from Liam at Helm to let us know we had won, it truly felt like everything came together for Elegant Wedding Photography. Both myself and Daniel are expecting our second child over the next few weeks so it was important to have some direction and stability for our new business.

“The Helm studio is absolutely stunning and you forget where you are for a moment with the surroundings. We now have a studio free for a year which provides us with business support and an awesome network of creatives. Both myself and Daniel want to thank Helm for the opportunity and it has allowed us to start our business adventure with the best foot forward”

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