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.

Anthony Gerrard’s mantra is “there is no such thing as a bad idea”. It’s hard to believe that the smartly dressed young businessman overcame a…
Hostel Hub wants to create a network of boutique hostels to support community regeneration and tackle social issues such as unemployment, crime and poverty.
Locavore is a Glasgow based social enterprise dedicated to local food and creation of sustainable local food economies. 
MsMissMrs is a Glasgow-based initiative which seeks to empower vulnerable women through delivering workshops on self-care and improving confidence and self-esteem. This vital support enables…
‘Unlocking potential – creating futures’ is the mantra of Josee Scott and her team at Edinburgh-based Freedom Unlimited Enterprises. 
Susan Aktemel came up with the idea of setting up Scotland's first social enterprise letting agency as a result of her own personal experience as…
Bruce Gunn’s life changed overnight when an allergic reaction to a mosquito bite on a family holiday to Spain in 2008 led to a pulmonary…
This for That is an online platform that supports relationships across public bodies, private sector and communities for people to gain real rewards for their…
When IT consultants Debra Riddell and Geoff Crowe left Australia to go travelling, they never thought they would end up in the middle of the…
Future Soccer Stars delivers high-quality soccer training to children aged from 18 months to nine years in Central Scotland.
Audrey Mutongy used a Ditto tried and tested model to help set up a new Befriending service in West Dunbartonshire
An experienced design and technology teacher who also worked in industry, Paul Parmenter set up The Workshop in Aberfeldy, Perthshire in June 2014 with funding…
Beth Hamilton-Cardus and her business partner Andrew Coull are passionate about using humour to tackle serious issues.
Fiona Gilbert set up Remake to help divert waste from landfill by creatively revamping discarded objects
Hedz-Up, started by Ian Pert, gives young people the chance to develop and try new experiences through the running of a motorcycle road racing team.
Entrepreneur George Bruce saved his local outdoor education centre when it was set to shut down.
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