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.

As a parent, Lesley Compston has personally experienced the struggles facing families of young children in Renefrewshire due to the lack of childcare provision. 
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…
South Ayrshire Community Transport (SACT), founded by Catriona Haston, is the only community based wheelchair accessible vehicle hire in the area and offers a variety of…
Vox Liminis is playing a significant role in the rehabilitation of the criminal justice system in Scotland
The Befriending Association CIC, founded by Audrey Mutongi, provides companionship and compassionate support to isolated and elderly clients in the wider Glasgow/ West Dunbartonshire area.
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…
Statistics show that around two thirds of adults in Scotland are overweight or obese. Social entrepreneur Fran Loots has set up Aye Can Change to…
If you know a teacher, you most likely have heard them talk about how stressed they are. Even that they have too much work. If…
Lesley-Anne started social enterprise The Yoga Tree Stirling. It is all about physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Esther Walker started Storyworlds Life CIC, a social enterprise that provides story-based learning materials tailored to help organisations improve the health, well-being and experience of care…
Cheryl Wright started Therapeutic Roads 2 Recovery in November 2014. Her social enterprise helps individuals that are in recovery of trauma or crisis. 
Talking Mats is an innovative social enterprise that improves the lives of people with communication difficulties, and the people close to them.
Takeaway Creative is a service allowing Argyll residents to enjoy creative activities in their own home.
Wild Outside is a Forest School offering progressive and challenging outdoor education experiences in local woodlands and beaches.
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…
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