Rutland sees another budding entrepreneur

Rutland sees another budding entrepreneurRutland, which is getting a reputation for growing a number of start ups, can be proud of yet another new very young Rutland entrepreneur.

Hannah Johnson, 20 years of age must be one of the youngest in this category.

As the founder, with her business partner of similar age, of Country Canvasses, a business providing quality enlargement of photos mounted on various bases, she is seeing a growing interest from all areas.

Growing up in her parent’s farm near Oakham, she was surprised that her mark for art at her secondary school, didn’t reflect what she thought were her talents in this area. She has since proved the examiners wrong.

Asked how she thought of starting Country Canvasses, she said that when they saw the poor quality of enlarged pictures that they each bought each other for Christmas, she became convinced she could do better.

Persuading her mother to allow her to use part of the farm’s buildings, she managed to buy a second hand computer controlled large printing machine on E Bay and set about testing various designs which at first were given to friends but then, as a result of the spoken word publicity, started to market these at competitive prices to extended acquaintances.

the creativity streak of her now business partner, saw a market for what is now being launched as the Country Canvas panorama model – an enlarged 22" x 34"quality picture mounted on an oak veneered half round frame.

This provides the picture to be a feature- free standing if desired - in any room in the house allowing for instance, garden pictures to be viewed all the year round, to be able to see every day, that favourite wedding picture, favourite horse, dog, cat or even grandparents and grandchildren, which are normally buried in the photo album.

Obviously, for further growth they can not rely only on the spoken word and are devising a plan to move to the next stage, marketing these nationally to consumers and to potential commercial customers – advertising agents , exhibition event managers and large corporations confident that with the quality of the products and the competitive prices they can offer, that they will see steady growth.

For further details on the products and prices contact. 07713013409 or email