‘Don’t be put off by failure’, says young entrepreneur and photographer Kyle Baker

PUBLISHED: 06:30 12 August 2018

Kyle Baker

Kyle Baker

Archant

Tell us a bit about your history?

Kyle BakerKyle Baker

Kyle Baker Photography and Videography covers many aspects of photography and film, from events such as Sidmouth FolkWeek to small product videography, fine art prints and commercial work.

I started my business at the age of 18 with the help of The Prince’s Trust. With a strong passion for photography and media during college, university was not the right route for me.

I was selected to attend The Prince’s Trust enterprise course which gave me the starting kick I needed to make my vision into a career.

Where do you see the business in five years’ time?

I would like to hope I am still working locally, building many more clients and covering lots more beautiful weddings and events in and around Devon.

But with the diversity of my business it is hard to say where I will be working next.

I shall still be photographing and selling landscapes and seascapes, surf and fine art prints that’s for sure.

Kyle Baker Photography and Videography shall be ever expanding and looking to progress.

How did it feel to win your award?

It was a great feeling, from finishing A levels at Sidmouth College to winning the overall Sid Valley Business of the Year Award – it was a very good achievement at the beginning of my business’ journey. It goes to show that hard work does pay off

What advice do you have for anyone thinking of starting their own business in Sidmouth?

Don’t be put off by failure. Failure can help lead on to better things. You have to be persistent and work hard, especially with marketing and selling yourself in a small town like Sidmouth.
 Marketing is one of the biggest aspects in a successful business and it is so easy to do nowadays with social media. For example, my latest nightscape on Facebook reached over 12,000 people in just over 24 hours.

Is there anyone you’d like to thank?

I am very grateful that I have had great support from the community, being able to build my business in my home town.

I would like to thank 
Sidmouth Print, where I worked part-time, for being flexible and supportive with my business, my business mentor John from The Prince’s Trust and for everyone who has supported and encouraged me from the beginning.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 17:05

The body of a man has been found in the river at Newton Poppleford.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:18

The body of a man has been reportedly seen in the river in Newton Poppleford.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:30

Permission is being sought to build houses on land, previously set aside for a new doctors’ surgery in Newton Poppleford.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

An elderly couple injured in a serious collision near Sidmouth are inviting those that came to their aid for a cup of tea to say thank you.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:28

A visitor to Sidmouth has admitted to sexually assaulting a woman in the town.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

A Sidmouth care home has launched a brand-new support and social group called ‘Wives’ Time’.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:01

A Sidmouth veteran has backed the work of a national charity as part of a campaign to help injured, sick and wounded servicemen get back into work.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

Tributes have been paid to a ‘warm’ and ‘caring’ councillor who lost his battle with cancer last month.

Read more
Mon, 16:30

A poignant production about the effect of World War One on two Sidmouth families has raised £1,500 for Sid Valley causes.

Read more
Mon, 12:00

Couples danced the day away at a Sidmouth shop, helping to keep vital air ambulances in the sky with a glitz and glamour afternoon.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 6°C

Most read

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sidmouth Herald twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications