Kelly Backs is the proud owner and operator of TREE Studios a metal arts business. It is the quality of his work, his mastery of metal arts and his training in traditional blacksmithing that sets him apart. He believes the quality of his work to be his most successful marketing strategy. It is a testimony to this quality that his work has been judged worthy of membership in the Sunshine Coast Arts Council and Circle Craft Co-op on Granville Island.
“Honest, creative and persistent” are three words that describe Kelly. His persistence has been put to the test. Setting up his business took substantially longer than anticipated but he appreciates the process. He recommends anyone wanting to succeed in business “take the Aspire Program and create their own business plan as a ‘living’ document”.