Senior started his business after getting positive feedback for free film projects he undertook for local businesses.
“I’m very much a creative,” he says. “I didn’t know any of the business side of things with money, plans and figures.
“When I did The Prince’s Trust Enterprise course, it was really helpful in developing a business plan, planning for what I would need to keep accurate accounts and how to present myself to new clients.”
When the coronavirus crisis hit, and as he became less able to work full-time, it was important to Senior that he was able to support himself financially.
“I had been looking at different options for grants when I heard about The Prince’s Trust and NatWest Enterprise Fund. I found out I was eligible, and it was so helpful – as part of applying to the fund they also helped me to look to the future and how I might improve or adapt my services.”
Senior received a grant of £1,000, which enabled him to invest in new equipment.
“I’ve been able to buy new equipment and use this time to practice with it, so when I can start shooting on location again, I will feel comfortable using it.
“I was relieved that I received the grant. I’d applied for some other funding, which hadn’t gone through, so it was a pleasant surprise,”
Through RSRobStar Videography, Rob creates short films to help promote local businesses, charities and community projects. As he’s able to go back to work, Senior plans to create short films for businesses to show how they have adapted to the changes brought about by the pandemic and how they are ensuring they’re safe to trade.
“Right now, I’m just looking forward to being able to film on location again.”