Media coverage

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The Firstport team can provide comments on the following topics: support for social entrepreneurs, social investment for start-up social enterprises, social enterprise replication, social enterprise in Scotland.

Below is a selection of coverage from 2019: 

Social enterprise Building Together CIC secures seed funding to develop environmentally friendly architecture across Scotland
Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, 24th April 2019

Eco-architecture social enterprise nets funding 
The Scotsman, 24th April 2019

Funding boost for eco-construction firm Building Together CIC
The National, 24th April 2019

Building Together CIC secures seed funding to develop environmentally friendly architecture across Scotland.
BQ Live, 24th April 2019 

Scottish Start-Ups take part in Social Enterprise Scheme LaunchMe
The National, 3rd April 2019

Social Enterprises Joining Accelerator programme.
The Scotsman, 3rd April 2019

New Social Enterprises Set to Flourish
Third Force News, 3rd April 2019

Scottish comedians' Sweet F Aye enterprise handed £5000 boost
The National, 12 March 2019

Social enterprise tackling female incontinence stigma through comedy secures funding.
BQ Live, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, 12 March 2019

Social entrepreneurs secure share of £182,639 funding.
High Growth Scotland, 31 January 2019

Mental Health Magazine awarded £25,000 to tackle mental ill-health amongst young people. 
BQ Live, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, 31 January 2019


Below is a selection of coverage from 2018:

Zoe Amar: How charity leaders are taking digital to the next level
Civil Society, 08 November 2018

Scottish Design Exchange to expand its low cost showcases for artists
Express, 31 October 2018

Bright future for aspiring farmers
Inverness Courier, 14 October 2018

How one community made its magazine such valuable reading
The National, 30 September 2018

Scotland’s social innovation rising stars unveiled
SBNN, 19 September 2018

Social start-up accelerator speeds to £1m funding mark
The Scotsman, 9 August 2018

Paisley entrepreneur becomes youngest recipient of social enterprise fund
Scottish Business News Network, 20 July 2018

Budding entrepreneurs come together in new Girvan project
Ayr Advertiser, 12 July 2018

The radical new way of living that's taking root in Glasgow
The Herald, 7 July 2018

Business leaders appointed to the board of social enterprise start-up agency
BQ Live, 27 June 2018

Girvan market boost
Carrick Herald, 13 May 2018

New funding for ladies' football in Lanark
Carluke Gazette, 06 April 2018

Scottish social enterprise The Workshop in Aberfeldy wins £128,000 of funding
The Herald, 23 March 2018

Women at the forefront of social enterprise
Third Force News, 08 March 2018

Tap into our ecosystem of business support
Third Force News, 21 February 2018

New plans for Girvan?
Carrick Herald, 27 January 2018