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.

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…
‘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 running a community bakery.
Future Soccer Stars delivers high-quality soccer training to children aged from 18 months to nine years in Central Scotland.
Beth Hamilton-Cardus and her business partner Andrew Coull are passionate about using humour to tackle serious issues.
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