A photographer and a bio-technology business are the latest additions to the range of local, young entrepreneurial businesses which are tenants at the Old Cottage Hospital Studios run by the Ledbury & Area Development Trust (LADT).
“We are delighted to welcome Caroline Potter of Caroline Potter Photography who specialises in photographing families and children, and John King Underwood of IsoProbes Ltd who runs a bio-technology company using computer-aided design to research potential new medicinal drugs,” commented Stuart Houghton, Chairman of LADT.
“The studios – and the flats for local people within the building – are now all full and we have two organisations on our waiting list for Studios,” added Mr Houghton.
“I am delighted to take on a tenancy which will enable me to offer Studio Portraiture in an excellent location close to the heart of Ledbury,” said Caroline Potter. “I specialise in photographing babies, children and families with a strong emphasis on bringing out the natural character of my subjects. I was delighted to welcome Rachael, Dean and baby Ava as my first customer at the studio.”
“We really enjoyed our portrait session this morning with Caroline, she is so approachable and friendly, and her service is very professional and reasonable.” We absolutely love the photographs, its going to be so hard to choose!” said Rachael.
“Working from the Old Cottage Hospital Studios provides the convenience of a local base from which to run a rapidly growing biotechnology business,” commented John King-Underwood, Director of IsoProbes Ltd – LADT’s other new tenant.
The building – which stood derelict for many years – was refurbished in 2008/9 and has subsequently won four prestigious awards.