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.

Jordan Butler started Heavy Sound C.I.C, a unique social enterprise which provides music and creative writing services primarily to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, helping…
Campbeltown is now counting six new budding social entrepreneurs. They have joined the Vital Spark programme and are working on developping businesses that do good…
Four new budding social entrepreneurs have started their journey as part of the Vital Spark programme on the Isle of Bute, in Rothesay. 
Seven new budding social entrepreneurs, with six ideas, have came onboard the Vital Spark programme in Dunoon. They are developing their ideas into businesses that…
Game Dr, a new Edinburgh-based social enterprise, aims to transform health education through the development of innovative educational digital media including games and films.
Buth Bharraigh is a social enterprise that creates opportunities for local people on the Island of Barra.
Sparks are flying in Rothesay as social entrepreneurs create businesses to help the local community. 
The four Vital Spark budding social entrepreneurs in Campbeltown are working hard to make their ideas become reality. 
The Dunoon Vital Spark participants have gone a long way since they started on the programme last October. Their ideas are quickly developing into businesses. 
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.
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