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.

Chris’ idea combines his experience in social enterprise, as manager of the local Adventure Centre for Education (ACE), and his interest in Mind Body Spirit…
Ann is a keen cyclist and wants to encourage more people to get on their bikes 
29-year-old Carla Fyfe scooped the Young Social Innovator award at the 2018 Social Innovation Competition with her idea for a collaborative hub.
Set up by Ewan Sinclair and Bal Cooke, Soundplay Dome is one of the winning ideas of the Social Innovation Competition 2018.
Gumption Girls is the brainchild of Olivia Robertson, one of the winners of the Social Innovation Competition 2018.
This Govan-based enterprise reduces waste, encourages creativity and supports the local community through offering quality, preloved children’s clothing and toys. Profits are channelled into providing…
Richard is better known as Moray Firth Radio's (MFR) Agricultural correspondent, "Farmer Jones". He has farmed all his life, from his early years in Cheshire…
Rod is an engineer and has joined the What if…Girvan programme to develop and pilot his idea, using tidal flow into and out of an…
Alice recently joined the What if…Girvan programme looking to develop a holistic therapy service in South Ayrshire.
Théo’s passion for cooking and baking started as a child in his native France. Once he left home at 19 he started baking his own…
Callum set up bOunceT (formerly Forth Valley Rebound Therapy Service CIC) in 2016 at just 23 years of age and whilst still at GCU working…
Lindsay Guidi recently joined the What if…Girvan programme, looking to develop her social enterprise Home Cook School in the Girvan area.
Jennifer, director of community supported organic farm and delivery business Woodside Arran, was voted Firstport’s Young Social Innovator 2017, winning a £5000 prize and business…
Digital Maker was set up by Martin Evans and his business partner Philip Thompson, to deliver workshops and training in digital making and associated technology,…
Celia Hodson and her daughters are the brains behind Hey Girls – a new social enterprise using a ‘Buy One Give One’ model to fight…
Vital Spark supported local people in and around Dunoon, Rothesay and Campbeltown to develop ideas into enterprises and provide practical solutions to social and economic issues…
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