Théo’s passion for cooking and baking started as a child in his native France. Once he left home at 19 he started baking his own bread and his interest in bread making, sustainable food production and the responsible sourcing of ingredients grew from there.
Jennifer, director of community supported organic farm and delivery business Woodside Arran, was voted Firstport’s Young Social Innovator 2017, winning a £5000 prize and business support.
Digital Maker was set up by Martin Evans and his business partner Philip Thompson, to deliver workshops and training in digital making and associated technology, aimed at tackling the skills gap and extending opportunities for young people.
An experienced design and technology teacher who has also worked in industry, Paul Parmenter set up The Workshop in Aberfeldy, Perthshire in June 2014 with funding and business support from Firstport.
Hey Girls, a social enterprise tackling period poverty in the UK, has been named Virgin StartUp’s Scottish Business of the Year 2018
Celia Hodson and her daughters are the brains behind Hey Girls – a new social enterprise using a ‘Buy One Give One’ model to fight period poverty in the UK in a sustainable way. For every sanitary product they sell, they give one away to someone who needs it.
Andrew Sinclair joined What if... Girvan in October 2016 and over the past year has been building his social enterprise, Wecafé.
Charlie's idea has been inspired by his passion for photography. He describes himself as a community activist and has had a long interest in the social enterprise community.
Stuart Maytham was awarded a grant through Firstport’s Start It awards programme in 2016. Find out how his social enterprise, Health by Science, is helping stroke survivors in Edinburgh.
Thriving Survivors, set up by Ashley Scotland, is a unique training and support service that enables people who have experienced a physical or emotional trauma - ranging from ill health to bereavement to being a victim of crime - to take control of their recovery.