There’s huge pressure on commercial space these days. Any landlord who owns commercial property can make big money by converting it to residential which means that small businesses are chasing fewer and fewer premises.
I ran a studio in Kingston Upon Thames for 7 years. The landlord asked for 73% increase in rent and I decided to find another way of running my business.
I closed my studio in April 2016 and have since worked on location, running the business from a home office.
For many of my shoots I hire a board room in the Holiday Inn, Sutton. The facilities are excellent, including parking, loos, cafe (not to mention the bar, restaurant, swimming pool and gym!)
I can create portraits just as well there as in a permanent studio. Most importantly, the cost is a fraction of running a studio.
My customers benefit from the same high quality but also amazing value for money.
Studio set up in Holiday Inn, Sutton