Dorian is the founder of The TG Group. The TG group is a collective of superior creatives who produce the most imaginative, intellectually challenging and visually stunning project pieces. TG is a one stop shop for artists.
Dorian, tell us about yourself…
“I’m a second-year Marketing Advertising and Public Relations student at BCU, and I run a creative agency called The TG Group.
I run the business whilst I study, at times it can be difficult but I’m good at what I do, and I love it, which is why I have become the first student in BCU history to undertake an internship in their own company.”
Tell us more about The TG Group…
“My business is a creative agency called The TG Group and we produce content such as marketing strategy, video production, photography, and graphic design. I began working on TG around four years ago as I was good at marketing and I liked it. I became better and made TG an official entity. This attracted like-minded creatives and the team now has eight members.”
What made you jump at the chance of coming on BSEEN?
“I valued the support I would receive from professionals more than the investment. I needed to be taught and guided in areas where I wasn’t strong. This was more important to me than just a blind investment where I would have money but be no brighter. I also wanted to meet like-minded people. Coming on BSEEN introduced me to a large range of people who want to run their own business which broadened my business knowledge. I got involved in networking which brought new clients to me. Finally, the grant was very useful too. The pressure to make money straight away was decreased and it shifted my focus onto making a strong business.”
What do you think you have learnt the most from your BSEEN journey?
“If something looks easy, it’s because you’re not looking at it in enough detail. Therefore, it is crucial to pay attention to details at all times!“
What has been your business stand out moment since being on BSEEN?
“Making some pretty cool music videos, that not only express our video production capabilities but that broke conventions of the genres we produced for. For example, our most recent music video featured rapper in a CGI world, shooting fireballs, while previous one was a very stylish colourful video. We are also delighted to have been able to co-produce at BCU’s recent TEDx Talk.”
Any advice for entrepreneurial students or graduates thinking about starting their own business?
“Do it, it is free. There’s nothing better than putting everything into a business concept only to realise how terrible it is, but then to be given the tools to make it a success.”
What are your next steps for your business?
“Grow our YouTube channel (producing more music videos) and in time trademark our name and logo. We also have plans to produce a documentary for Black History month which is a two-year goal.”