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.

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. 
ArtVillage, started by Patrick Evans and Juliane Dost, is a social enterprise using art to regenerate high streets.
Started by Becky Little, Rebearth aims to revive earth building, an old craft that was forgotten in Scotland until recently.
Nicky McPherson started “The Cardboard Box Play Cafe”, providing a family-friendly meeting place for parents.
Akiko Kobayashi and her team hope to facilitate the community-led development of sustainable homes and resilient neighbourhoods
Louise McAllister was motivated to set up Green Aspirations (GrAsp) by her own love of the outdoors, particularly of trees and woodland, and by her…
Corrin Henderson’s ambitious plan to build an indoor go-kart track in Inverness has a dual purpose - to provide a secure income and base for…
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…
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