Website of the Year

Light Locations

Sophie Hitchens, founder of Light Locations, talks about the film locations rental company.

Light Locations rents beautiful locations to the film and photographic industry. It takes pride in providing only the best, most stylish photo shoot locations in the UK by keeping its portfolio to a manageable size. Sophie Hitchens, founder, tells us more.

What was the inspiration for the site?

Easy to use, simplicity, beautiful photography and inspirational.

When did you launch the site?

2002

What are your greatest challenges?

Dealing with problems at locations! It's very difficult being the middle man when you get two different sides of the story and you were not there!

What’s your background?

I worked in the industry for four years before I started Light Locations. Firstly working for a location agency and then going on to be a freelance photographer’s assistant for three years. After deciding I did not want to be a photographer, I saw a gap in the market and started Light Locations.

Who do you admire in business?

My Dad!

Please recommend a really useful app...

Instagram and Pinterest. Great apps to promote my locations.

What is the best piece of business advice you’ve been given?

Not sure if I have been given much business advice, I learnt how to run a business from my first job and so had a good foundation from that and have learnt along the way how to improve things.

What is your motto?

Do things well or not at all!

Where do you see the business going from here?

To keep going from strength to strength and keep our good reputation.

September 2015