A PHOTOGRAPHER who set up her own enterprise straight out of Arts University Bournemouth has marked a decade in business.

Zelda de Hollander set up Studio Shotz in a high street studio in Southbourne after graduating in commercial photography.

She said: “I set up the high street photography studio at just 21 years old, straight after I’d graduated, and was lucky enough to stay trading on the high street for five years.”

Research from Bloomberg, has shown that eight out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months and eighty per cent fail in less than two years.

Zelda decided to run the business from home in 2014 as she shifted towards commercial work. “Being based at home, I can work the hours that people need me and am not being restricted to the usual 9-5 shop hours,” she said.

“I loved my time trading from the high street, but working from home makes more sense for progressing my business.

“I’ve have had the privilege of working with some amazing local businesses and people over the last decade, including JP Morgan, Barclays Bank, the Telegraph, Dorset Chamber and Enterprise Nation,” she added.

Zelda went to AUB after Twynham High School in Christchurch.