Have you always wanted to start your own business?
I’m very passionate about what I do and I like the freedom to be creative. Since I was young I have always been business-minded and constantly involved in small projects. Running a business is a lot of work but the rewards of achieving something and reaping the benefits of hard work makes it all worth it. I would certainly say I love what I do.
What made you launch La Vida Magazine?
Manchester is a silent hub of talent and creativity that not many have recognized. I saw this niche and decided that it was time to give Manchester a voice as a fashion and lifestyle capital in the UK, which can compete alongside its London rival.
What has been the highlight of your role as creative director so far?
The highlights have been plentiful, but I would say the best part has been the pleasure of working alongside some really talented people. I have been fortunate enough to meet an array of interesting people and it is always refreshing to meet other creative minds who are as passionate about what they do as I am.
What are your plans for the future?
Without revealing too much, our plans are to keep growing over the next few years to launch and expand nationally, maintaining our growth as a respectable recognised fashion/lifestyle magazine.
What does Manchester mean to you?
I grew up in Lincolnshire and moved over to Manchester two and a half years ago. I absolutely love this city. It has so much to offer with an abundance of diversity. I think being Northern is something to be proud of. Manchester is constantly growing as a city and there are so many interesting events constantly occurring. Through La Vida Magazine I want to ensure such talent is showcased and that everyone is aware of the variety Manchester has to offer.