LaunchMe case studies

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.

As a parent, Lesley has personally experienced the struggles facing families of young children in Renefrewshire due to the lack of childcare provision. 

The Scottish Design Exchange (SDX) supports aspiring Scottish artists and designers to sell and promote their work in Edinburgh.

Lingo Flamingo provides tailored foreign language workshops delivered by students and refugees to older adults to help the battle against dementia, brain ageing and other forms of mental illnesses.

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 some of Glasgow’s most vulnerable women to make active contributions to their communities.

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 a landlord.

When IT consultants Debra Riddell and Geoff Crowe left Australia to go travelling, they never thought they would end up running a community bakery.

South Ayrshire Community Transport (SACT) is the only community based wheelchair accessible vehicle hire in the area and offers a variety of services to the elderly and isolated to address social exclusion.

Vox Liminis is playing a significant role in the rehabilitation of the criminal justice system in Scotland

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