“I have always loved making bows and other accessories for myself, but when I started getting more and more requests to make them for other people, I realised that this could be a viable business idea,” said Savannah.
“I started selling at local markets and car boot sales but then moved to selling them online on Instagram under the name Buddy’s Boutique.
“I wanted to create something that would suit both adults and children alike and allow them to show support for frontline workers in their own way. There are also plenty of people who wouldn’t wear a bow, so I diversified into making NHS themed keyrings.
“It’s just my little way of sharing a smile. I hope they continue to bring people a sense of happiness and hope, and demonstrate the huge amount of appreciation that everyone has for NHS and other frontline workers,” she said.
Having completed her Level 3 course at the College, Savannah now plans to continue developing her creative skills by undertaking a degree in Interactive Media or Art and Design at Ulster University.
“My ICT course at the College has given me a fantastic platform for further study. What I’ve learned has been of great help and benefit, at both an educational and personal level, giving me with the skills and confidence to pursue further study at university. I’m looking forward to taking the next steps in my career,” she said.