Edward Wild

Edward Wild

Edward Wild Why did you become self-employed? Becoming self-employed enabled me to work with flexibility and freedom so that I could explore and develop my craft in the directions I wanted to go.  What main challenges have you faced whilst being self-employed? Being...
Sue Rossiter – Ceramicist

Sue Rossiter – Ceramicist

Sue Rossiter – Ceramicist Why did you start a creative business? I wanted to have more freedom and flexibility to fit my career around my lifestyle. I was already freelancing when I moved to North Devon in 2008 and much prefer this way of working. It allowed me...
Hester Berry – Painter

Hester Berry – Painter

Hester Berry – Painter Why did you become self-employed? I’ve sold drawings and paintings since I was about 15 and although there have been times when I’ve needed to find temporary employment alongside this, there have been several times when I have...
Jess Pearson – Shimnix Films

Jess Pearson – Shimnix Films

Jess Pearson – Shimnix Films Why did you become self-employed? During 2012 and 2013 I had been working part-time for a couple of local businesses but due to a health condition, I found the 9am-5pm difficult. Stress was a major factor and this led to ill health...