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 support.
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.
Charlie's idea has been inspired by his passion for photography. He describes himself as a community activist and has had a long interest in the social enterprise community.
Thriving Survivors, set up by Ashley Scotland, is a unique training and support service that enables people who have experienced a physical or emotional trauma - ranging from ill health to bereavement to being a victim of crime - to take control of their recovery.
Natalia Jejer founded Bottle of Ginger, a community drinks company based in Bridgeton, which aims to change local 'juice' culture by challenging consumption habits, redefining the product and rethinking the processes in soft drink manufacturing.
Uist Wool is reconnecting the communities of the Outer Hebrides with their cultural heritage of wool-working.
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.
Nicky McPherson started “The Cardboard Box Play Cafe”, providing a family-friendly meeting place for parents.