Tahir Chowdry opened Venture in Fulham in 2017, having had previous experience as a franchisee with Prontaprint.
“Despite not being from a photography background, I’d been considering opening my own photography studio for some time, as I knew there was a strong market for it in and around the Fulham area where I am based, and had gone as far as building a camera room in my current business premises. Then I came upon Venture Studios and realised that this was the perfect way to move forward with my plan, but under a franchise operation which has excellent brand recognition and a proven operating model. It was a great decision.
Initially Venture worked with me to recruit and train all of the staff required to get the studio open and trading. In addition to this they supported me with an excellent launch marketing plan, which was instrumental in generating customer volume. A highlight of which was a customer from the company’s national partnership with Samsung who spent a massive £4 500 at the studio!
2018 was my first full year operating Venture Fulham, in which the central marketing function at Venture generated 40% of my clients, the remainder of which were acquired through using tried and tested sales channels in my local area, that are a key part of the Venture model.
I’ve worked closely with the other Venture studios in London, on events such as the Ideal Home Show; this collaboration is a key element of being part of the brand.
So in summary, I am very happy with my Venture franchise, and can recommend it highly”.