It was good to hear from a former member of the Society. Nick captured our attention with a thoughtfully illustrated, upfront and personal story of his brave move from a corporate world supported by colleagues and structured professional development into the very different world of self-employment in a new, untried profession.
I guess we all concluded that Nick was never going to fail. His presentation brimmed with a passion and talent for photography, raw ambition and a determination to succeed, an analytical and goal led approach to business development and a natural ability to communicate with clients and build trust and reliability.
As we wandered off to the White Cross pub there were whispered comments, ‘that was the best night this season!’, and silent thoughts, ‘could I follow in Nick’s footsteps? ’.