Firstport case studies

We have helped a wide range of new start enterprises across Scotland that have gone on to win awards, create jobs and deliver real social benefits to people and communities. Read our case studies to find out more.

Esther Walker started Storyworlds Life CIC, a social enterprise that provides story-based learning materials tailored to help organisations improve the health, well-being and experience of care…
Lynzi Leroy started Scottish Design Exchange, is a collective for up to 150 artists, makers and designers in a contemporary space at Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh.
Cheryl Wright started Therapeutic Roads 2 Recovery in November 2014. Her social enterprise helps individuals that are in recovery of trauma or crisis. 
A group of budding entrepreneurs working or living in the South Carrick area have been selected onto What if...Girvan! 
Talking Mats is an innovative social enterprise that improves the lives of people with communication difficulties, and the people close to them.
Takeaway Creative is a service allowing Argyll residents to enjoy creative activities in their own home.
Game Dr aims to transform health education through the development of innovative educational digital media including games and films.
Wild Outside is a Forest School offering progressive and challenging outdoor education experiences in local woodlands and beaches.
Jordan Butler started Heavy Sound C.I.C, a unique social enterprise which provides music and creative writing services primarily to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, helping…
Game Dr, a new Edinburgh-based social enterprise, aims to transform health education through the development of innovative educational digital media including games and films.
Buth Bharraigh is a social enterprise that creates opportunities for local people on the Island of Barra.
Grant Richmond started Dundee MakerSpace to provide space and facilities to encourage people to be creative and develop their skills.
Scott Francis started Angus Cycle Hub to supporting and developing cycling in the Angus region and beyond.
Njiraini Nganga started technology refurbishment business Networks4Learning to provide jobs and training to vulnerable young individuals from underprivileged households in Glasgow
Katy Kitchingham created Everything Baby to provide a one stop shop for pre-loved baby goods, parenting support and information.
Maggie Lawrie founded Tri Angus in 2014 to provide good quality triathlons across Angus. 
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