I am about to graduate from university, and with job prospects looking pessimistic due to the lack of jobs available in the sector I want to path my career in, I want to create my ideal job in its own right.
My passions lie within the creative industries, more specifically, event design and décor. I believe immersive atmospheres within nightclub events enhance the clubbing experience dramatically, something I believe is missing in Edinburgh. I have already staged two events in the city, but with tight budgets its hard to manifest my vision to its full potential, therefore I require some extra funding to kick-start my company so I have a chance to continue in this field as I leave university.
The main aim of the company is to work with existing club promoters in and around Edinburgh to help them install design and décor for their specific night events, so they don't have to think about this side of the night. Therefore, they can focus on the logistics of their event, whilst décor and design is taken care of. The benefits of the clients is that they are able to market their events further, and give customers extra reasons to visit their event over someone else's.
I believe Edinburgh requires a resurgence in their nightlife sector and by incorporating some elements of design, we can achieve excitement and a buzz around the city, competing with other major cities close by, such as Glasgow and Newcastle.
Ultimately the money will go into supporting purchases of design elements and materials to help create the first few events without using my own money, and in the future, help to build profits.