Name: Kindra Jones
The Lady Knight provides quality historical days and events that are entertaining, without compromising on authenticity. The business has three main products - Knight and Princess School, Hire-a-Knight and talks/lectures. All our services include top quality reproduction artefacts, such as armour, which can be handled by the public. Our events focus on engaging with our audience, to make a memorable experience for all the right reasons!
I graduated with a 1st class degree a few years ago and have been performing for almost ten years now. My dissertation was on armour development in the 14th century, little did I know it would come in so handy! It's great to be able to make history come to life to audiences of all ages and types, but especially rewarding to see those who may normally hold back decide to join in.
My career has seen me spend three weeks on board a replica 15th century ship, live in a reconstructed medieval village for a week, cast my own Bronze Age sword and be allowed to stay in some of the most beautiful locations around. To me there is no greater job in the world.
How did UEA Student Enterprise help you?
UEA Student Enterprise has been great at providing me with support, especially concerning putting together a decent business plan. Through one-to-one guidance I have also received some great advice on where to focus my energy and other avenues of help.
What worries did you have while setting up your business, and how did you overcome them?
My main worries were concerning the financial aspect of setting up the business. I knew that I would need to invest a lot to be able to start. Thankfully one of my early contacts responded with a lot of work and this not only convinced me I was doing the right thing, but also gave me the boost I needed.