Nikki Bowling studied Photography and Design at Harrogate College before setting up her own photography business in 2001. Her stylish and creative work attracts a range of clients to her brand new studio in Clifton Moor, York.

Until now Nikki has specialised in ‘location’ photography such as weddings and property photography. After receiving a loan from GDT Nikki secured studio space where she can now offer studio photography, which includes woodland fantasy images for children and babies.

Nikki heard about GDT through a local networking group. ‘’I wanted to get funding to grow our businesses and he told me about GDT I realised it could be a good option for me.’’

‘’GDT enabled me to carry out my dream of building a studio on site. I am able to offer new born baby shoots, beautiful bumps, and professional business head shots against a plain backdrop. However, my real passion is the woodland fantasy images, which I can now do. This is really unique and something I am very proud of.”

Paul Connell of GDT assisted Nikki with applying for the loan. “It’s a real pleasure to be involved with someone in growing their own business and we’re very glad to have helped” he said.

“I could not have grown my business without the help of GDT” Said Nikki. Paul was very helpful in advising me and helped me put my plans in place. I cannot thank them enough for believing in me and helping me carry out my dream.’’

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About Business Enterprise Fund

The Business Enterprise Fund is a social enterprise that lends money to businesses in West & North Yorkshire & the North East, who are unable to get lending from the banks. As a social enterprise there are no share holders – all profits generated are reinvested into the business.