A young businessman is able to focus on new photography business more after being awarded a grant. 

Joshua Griffiths has received the funding towards his new business venture Proper Photography Kernow from the Newquay Youth Charitable Trust. 

Chloe Sheppard-Muir, a trustee of Newquay Youth Charitable Trust, was on hand to present the cheque, which will go towards a new quality camera to use during photo shoots. 

Joshua has set up his own photography business based at the Cornish Cultural Hub at Newquay Museum.  

He volunteers in helping support Newquay’s heritage by assisting at the museum, also running the Cornish Coffee Lounge and Towan Vintage shop. 

Besides carrying out photographic shoots on behalf of clients and providing other related photographic services, Josh sells vintage cameras to those interested in collecting and using these. Josh has created a display in the Newquay Museum of cameras dating from over 130 years ago.  

Chloe said: “Josh has shown real proactivity at just 18 working to turn his passion into a viable business, as well as supporting Newquay Museum.  

Newquay Youth Charitable Trust are pleased to support him in helping move his photographic career forward.’ Coordinator of Newquay Museum, Len Sheppard, said: “Having a young person like Josh volunteering at the museum, supporting Newquay and Cornish heritage is really encouraging. 

“With so few people interested in volunteering support from young people especially with digital skills like Josh is very welcome.”