Over the last six months, there have been five new Barrett & Coe franchises open all around the country. From Suffolk to Sidcup, the Barrett & Coe brand is spreading all over the UK, and we’re always on the look out for more potential franchisees to work with.
Vishal Maharaj opened Barrett & Coe Bicester in June 2016 and explains how he has enjoyed both the photography and business side of running the franchise.
“I like combining the modules of my MBA and the business elements I have learned over the years, with photography.” says Vishal. “As a photographer, I like creating images, but as a business graduate and entrepreneur I understand and enjoy the importance of the business side of things.”
Vishal recently moved to the UK from Trinidad & Tobago with his wife Trissy, who assists in the running of Barrett & Coe Bicester. Like many of our franchisees, Vishal had no photography experience before opening his studio, as he previously worked in finance.
Vishal completed his Fast-Track franchise training, which gave him the required skills and techniques required to become a professional photographer within three months.
“In our short time of running the studio, we’ve had many happy clients and many laughs with babies and their families during their portrait sessions. It’s always really lovely to receive such positive comments, and great to know that clients enjoy my work.”
“The thing that I’ve probably found most challenging is to not be too critical of my own work. But I know this will improve in time!”
To see more of what Vishal is up to at Barrett & Coe Bicester, click here to visit his studio Facebook page.