A Dunoon photography company is expanding its services by providing gallery space for local artists and photographers.
Fynephotography, run by husband and wife team, Archie and Kirstie Reid, opened its new shop on 12th June which will not only showcase the duo’s photography skills but will also sell a variety of goods.
Established in 2007, Fynephotography has survived the recession and with support from Business Gateway in Argyll and Bute, the company is now looking to grow.
Archie Reid said: “We founded Fynephotography seven years ago and our first two years were great. We were busy and we were really making a name for ourselves, but then like everyone else we began to feel the impact of the recession. Now, we are through the worst of it and we are on an upward trend again. When the opportunity to take a unit arose, we felt it was the right time for us and we decided to go for it.
“We will be providing a gallery for other artists and photographers to display and sell their work, so we are hoping to offer a real mix of styles. Our new base will also give us the opportunity to stock a bigger variety of goods such as frames and prints and we will have ample space to carry out portraits and discuss wedding photography which is a side of the business we are always expanding on.”
Archie, who worked as a plasterer before setting up the business approached his local Business Gateway office for expert advice and support.
He added: “Both myself and Kirstie have attended the free workshops that Business Gateway provide in the area. We wanted to learn new skills that would allow us to constantly develop our business and try new things to attract customers. Recently we attended workshops on social media and understanding what makes a good website that were a great help.”
Donald Melville, Business Adviser, Business Gateway said: “As well as taking advantage of our free programme of workshops, Archie and Kirstie benefitted from one-to-one advice to discuss the most effective ways to market their business and the opening of their new shop. Now, they have a marketing strategy in place to take them forward.”