Graduation for entrepreneur

Matt Sandham from Ellon graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Digital Media
Matt Sandham from Ellon graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Digital Media

A young Aberdeenshire entrepreneur has his sights set on building his business up after graduating from Robert Gordon University (RGU).

Matt Sandham from Ellon is graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Digital Media on Friday, July 15, from His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen.

Along with some of his friends, Matt has set up a street wear clothing and lifestyle brand, called Versain, and is looking forward to using his skills to build up the brand.

“We design and produce cut and see high quality clothing with artistic and themed designs,” he said.

“We also support local music artists by organising events and shooting and producing music videos.

“I met one of my now best friends at RGU - music artist Ransom FA.

“We studied the same course and shared common interests.

“Through him I met my two business partners and we all had a keen interest in fashion and business so started on this journey together.

The former Ellon Academy pupil added: “I started up Versain in first year and so finding time and managing my time across both my studies and my company was probably the most difficult thing to balance.

“All the different projects during my course were pretty fun but the biggest highlight has to be getting those final results back.”

Matt added: “I’m now looking forward to being able to focus on my business and trying to apply the skills I’ve learnt from my degree and progress further with that.

“This is what I’ve always wanted to do.”